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#Nora Stapleton

# nora-stapleton - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

Nora Stapleton the latest player to wave goodbye after illustrious Irish rugby career

With several other players retiring and coach Tom Tierney resigning, it’s quite the transitional period for the women’s team.

# nora-stapleton - Thursday 17 August, 2017

Improvements and another deep dig, but nowhere near enough to cope with ferocious French

Ireland ended the match, and their World Cup chase, lamented another opening half in which they were second best.

Ireland miss out on World Cup semis as France overpower hosts in UCD

Tom Tierney’s side were 21 points down at the break, and had to wait until the last play of the game to register their first score.

# nora-stapleton - Sunday 4 June, 2017

From 'girls not allowed' play to international star, with Croke Park glory over Ireland teammate in between

Ireland out-half Nora Stapleton on her unlikely venture to international rugby and how all is going in the Ireland camp.

# nora-stapleton - Monday 13 February, 2017

The last play of Ireland Women v Italy was one of the moments of the weekend

Some very quick thinking earned Ireland their fourth try against Italy.

# nora-stapleton - Thursday 2 February, 2017

From youth to experience: 5 women who will be key to Ireland’s Six Nations chances

Ireland’s Women kick off their campaign away to Scotland on Friday evening.

# nora-stapleton - Saturday 6 February, 2016

'It means a lot to play at a ground with such history' - New home, new era for Ireland

Tom Tierney’s team open their Six Nations title defence at Donnybrook this afternoon.

# nora-stapleton - Sunday 6 September, 2015

Niamh Briggs was in fine form helping Munster to another Interpro title

Briggs landed a try, a conversion and a penalty to steer Munster home.

# nora-stapleton - Thursday 12 February, 2015

No Aviva Stadium fixture this year but Ireland Women unbothered

Tom Tierney’s side will not play at the Dublin stadium this year, instead staying put in their old home.

# nora-stapleton - Monday 10 November, 2014

Imperious Old Belvedere put Railway to the sword - Women’s AIL Division 1A round-up

Led by Nora Stapleton, Old Belvedere handed promoted Railway an emphatic first defeat.

# nora-stapleton - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

Ireland's World Cup dream comes crashing down under English control

Fiona Coghlan’s side were well beaten in the semi-final at Stade Jean-Bouin, Paris.

# nora-stapleton - Monday 11 August, 2014

Analysis: Ireland show depth to seal first-ever World Cup semi-final

We’ve picked apart the tries Lynne Cantwell’s team scored in their final pool fixture against Kazakhstan

# nora-stapleton - Thursday 27 February, 2014

Nora Stapleton column: England’s experience was the ultimate difference

The Ireland out-half reflects on last weekend’s defeat in Twickenham, but also looks forward to facing Italy.

# nora-stapleton - Thursday 20 February, 2014

Nora Stapleton column: We will look to outplay this big English team

The Ireland out-half says she and her teammates are ‘trying to do our country proud’ as they aim for a Triple Crown.

# nora-stapleton - Thursday 13 February, 2014

Nora Stapleton column: Katie Taylor told us we had inspired her

The Ireland out-half writes about beating Wales to set up a Triple Crown-decider with England in the Six Nations.

# nora-stapleton - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

Nora Stapleton column: We haven’t spoken about another Grand Slam

The Ireland out-half takes us behind the scenes to explain their preparation for the clash with Wales.