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#Women's Rugby

# womens-rugby - Today’s News

Irish rugby aims for 20% female representation with new 'Women in Rugby' plan

The IRFU has released its action plan for the women’s game over the next five years.

# womens-rugby - Saturday 22 September, 2018

'We wanted to give these players a high-performance environment'

Ireland Women head coach Adam Griggs is leading the ‘emerging talent day’ at Abbottstown.

# womens-rugby - Monday 17 September, 2018

Olympic pathway confirmed for Irish 7s rugby hopefuls

A European tournament or World Rugby repechage will serve as Ireland’s best chance of qualifying for Tokyo 2020.

'A big step': England hand out 28 full-time contracts to women's squad

The RFU say they want to drive growth in the women’s game at every level.

# womens-rugby - Tuesday 11 September, 2018

Leinster hope to see women's inter-pros expanded from three rounds

Head coach Ben Armstrong says his players are keen for more inter-provincial fixtures in the future.

# womens-rugby - Thursday 30 August, 2018

'We had 1,050 girls playing rugby. It's been a big success'

Nora Stapleton explains how the ‘Give It a Try’ campaign worked out over the summer.

# womens-rugby - Wednesday 1 August, 2018

'We're all equal... A female coach with a female team shows it's not all male-orientated'

Clondalkin RFC have ambitions to grow the female side of their club in the coming years.

# womens-rugby - Tuesday 31 July, 2018

AIL season takes shape as IRFU unveil men and women's fixture list

The new club season will get under way on 28 September with the men’s division 1 kicking off a week later.

# womens-rugby - Saturday 21 July, 2018

Blyde scythes, Woodman wonderful as New Zealand shut out Ireland

After a brilliant win over England, defeat sends Ireland Women to the 5-8th place play-offs.

# womens-rugby - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

IRFU says dates on offer in Australia 'didn't fit with the women's plan'

The union turned down an invitation of a three-Test tour Down Under this month.

# womens-rugby - Saturday 9 June, 2018

Murphy Crowe strikes twice to deliver Challenge Trophy for Ireland at Paris 7s

Ireland remained calm under pressure to finish on a high note at the World Series event.

# womens-rugby - Wednesday 23 May, 2018

November Tests return for Ireland Women with USA set to visit Dublin

Adam Griggs’ side will face the world’s fifth-ranked team the day after Ireland’s men host the All Blacks.

17 World Cup winners among 28 professional contracts for New Zealand women

The group of 28 does not include the country’s Sevens stars who bolstered their push for the World Cup in Ireland.

# womens-rugby - Sunday 15 April, 2018

'You go to school and you'll always get comments with your weight. It wasn't a very positive time'

Leah Lyons talks to The42 about Ireland’s Six Nations campaign and why she decided to call out a spectator who made a horrible remark about her.

# womens-rugby - Sunday 25 March, 2018

Ireland internationals inspire Railway Union to All-Ireland glory

Blackrock and Tullamore also claimed silverware at Dubarry Park yesterday.

# womens-rugby - Friday 16 March, 2018

Swapping basketball for rugby and drawing inspiration from Special Olympics to pursue nursing

Aoife McDermott has been named to start in Ireland’s last Six Nations game of the 2018 campaign.

# womens-rugby - Saturday 3 February, 2018

Powerful France hold Ireland Women to nil

Les Bleus put Ireland through a severe opening Six Nations Test.

# womens-rugby - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

Belvo wing Megan Williams set for Ireland debut against France

The 7s international will win her first cap for Ireland in 15s.

# womens-rugby - Friday 22 December, 2017

Sophie Spence announces retirement from international rugby after omission from Six Nations squad

‘I had hoped to finish my career after playing in one last Six Nations, but it is not to be.’

9 uncapped players as Ireland Women build up to Six Nations without Spence and Murphy

New head coach Adam Griggs has plenty of experienced talents in his 38-strong squad.

# womens-rugby - Saturday 16 December, 2017

Tears of joy as Munster regain Interpro title after scoring difference is required to pip Leinster

It’s been a superb first season in charge for Laura Guest.

# womens-rugby - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

Here are the 2018 Six Nations fixtures for the Ireland Women and U20 teams

Both sides will finish off with games against England on St Patrick’s Day weekend.

# womens-rugby - Friday 17 November, 2017

'A massive step' - Shannon RFC to field first-ever U20 women's team in Ireland

They’ll make their bow next Wednesday week.

# womens-rugby - Monday 13 November, 2017

It's been a difficult road for Tullamore but there were jubilant scenes as they secured first AIL win

Elsewhere, Alison Miller grabbed five tries as Old Belvedere ran riot.

# womens-rugby - Friday 10 November, 2017

Leinster's Adam Griggs named as new Ireland Women's XV head coach

New Zealander takes charge until the end of the 2018 Six Nations.

# womens-rugby - Sunday 5 November, 2017

Champions UL Bohs make it five wins from five with impressive show against Belvo

There were plenty of tries and no shortage of exciting action in the Women’s All-Ireland League over the weekend.

# womens-rugby - Wednesday 1 November, 2017

Seven Irish players named in Barbarians squad for historic women's game with Munster

Thomond Park hosts the match next weekend.

# womens-rugby - Thursday 26 October, 2017

RFU close to agreeing match fees for Women's 15s squad ahead of their November Tests

England have named a 35-strong elite squad for the season ahead, with 28 women in their November training squad.

# womens-rugby - Sunday 22 October, 2017

Rugby clubs in Ireland and England are protesting against IRFU's advert for new women's head coach

Players have been pictured wearing wristbands that read ‘legacy’ on them.

# womens-rugby - Friday 20 October, 2017

IRFU denies it has downgraded women's head coach role and 'regrets any upset caused'

The union has released a statement this afternoon.

# womens-rugby - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

IRFU seek new women's head coach but only on a part-time basis for six months

The role was advertised seven weeks after Tom Tierney stood down.

# womens-rugby - Monday 28 August, 2017

Best player, best try and more of The42's WRWC awards Black Tie This post contains videos

Best player, best try and more of The42's WRWC awards

It’s all over for four more years, here are some of the women who made the last three weeks a joy to watch.

# womens-rugby - Sunday 20 August, 2017

Ireland prop ruled out for the rest of the Rugby World Cup

Ruth O’Reilly has suffered a back injury.

# womens-rugby - Friday 18 August, 2017

Black and Bleu Ireland can only turn attention to Australia and 'achieving something' at this WRWC

Claire Molloy is leading the in taking accountability as her squad head for Belfast with only 5th place to play for.

# womens-rugby - 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.

'France are in our way': Jenny Murphy relishing the big stage of a vital World Cup test

The hardest hitter in Ireland’s arsenal is determined to make the free-flowing French stop and think.

New Zealand steam-roll Canada to complete perfect run to World Cup semis

An eight-try rout has left 2014 runners-up Canada out of the running for a semi-final berth.

# womens-rugby - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

Ireland bidding to stop French fluency at source with pack physicality

Tom Tierney’s team selection paves the way for a serious battle in UCD tomorrow evening.

The Rugby Show: Lynne Cantwell dissects Ireland's win over Japan and looks ahead to French test Insight This post contains videos

The Rugby Show: Lynne Cantwell dissects Ireland's win over Japan and looks ahead to French test

The former Irish centre joined Gavan Casey to assess the performances ahead of tomorrow’s crucial game.

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