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#Ireland Women

# ireland-women-2 - Sunday 9 February, 2020

IRFU issue apology after Wales left with cold showers in Donnybrook

The IRFU have blamed the issue on a problem with the water heater in the Wales changing room.

# ireland-women-2 - Friday 20 December, 2019

Doyle back in the mix as Ireland Women's squad named for 2020 Six Nations

Doyle won her last cap for the Ireland Women’s team in 2015.

# ireland-women-2 - Thursday 11 April, 2019

'I need actions because I wanted to be the best professional rugby player'

Lindsay Peat discusses where Ireland go next after a dismal Six Nations and her own future in a green jersey.

# ireland-women-2 - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

Ireland legend Miller calls time on 10-year international career

The 34-year-old winger helped Ireland to two Six Nations titles, a Grand Slam and that famous win over New Zealand in 2014.

# ireland-women-2 - Monday 18 March, 2019

'We had high hopes of improving': Ireland endure miserable Six Nations

Adam Griggs’ side finished fifth in the Women’s Six Nations, their worst finish in 13 years.

# ireland-women-2 - Sunday 17 March, 2019

Time for Ireland to deliver as Griggs' side search for a much-needed spark

Ireland women are hoping to end a miserable Six Nations campaign on the right note in Cardiff.

# ireland-women-2 - Friday 15 March, 2019

'I send pictures to my Mum in Cameroon - 'oh my God, I'm representing Ireland''

Linda Djougang only started playing rugby four years ago but is now chasing her dreams on the pitch with Ireland.

# ireland-women-2 - Thursday 14 March, 2019

17-year-old Parsons set for first Six Nations start for Griggs' Ireland

Lindsay Peat is also back in to start for Sunday’s clash against Wales.

Peat makes passionate plea for change as Ireland continue to fall behind

The women’s national team have lost seven of their last eight games and are facing into their worst Six Nations finish in 13 years.

# ireland-women-2 - Sunday 10 March, 2019

Ireland left battling to avoid their worst Six Nations finish in 13 years

Adam Griggs’ side continue to pay the price for committing basic errors as they slumped to another heavy defeat on Saturday night.

# ireland-women-2 - Saturday 9 March, 2019

Ireland fight all the way but are no match for France in front of record crowd

Adam Griggs’ side were on the end of another heavy defeat at Donnybrook, as they continue to struggle in this Six Nations.

# ireland-women-2 - Friday 8 March, 2019

17-year-old Parsons called up as Ireland suffer double injury setback

Adam Griggs has been forced into two late changes ahead of tomorrow’s game against France.

# ireland-women-2 - Thursday 7 March, 2019

Griggs shuffles his pack as Ireland look for big response at Donnybrook

The women’s head coach has made five changes for Saturday evening’s clash against France.

# ireland-women-2 - Sunday 10 February, 2019

'It was the right time to have ownership of my life again'

Paula Fitzpatrick became the latest member of the Ireland women’s rugby team to step back from the sport to seek new challenges in her life.

# ireland-women-2 - Friday 8 February, 2019

Ireland women bounce back with emphatic four-try win over Scotland

Adam Griggs’ side got their Six Nations campaign up and running with a big win at Scotstoun.

# ireland-women-2 - Monday 4 February, 2019

'As long as they can keep the faith in us, we'll keep fighting'

Adam Griggs praised the record crowd at Donnybrook on Friday night, but it was one of few positives to come from Ireland’s heavy defeat to England.

# ireland-women-2 - Friday 1 February, 2019

Ireland unable to bridge the gap as ruthless England run riot at Donnybrook

Adam Griggs’ side showed plenty of heart but opened their Women’s Six Nations campaign with a heavy home defeat.

# ireland-women-2 - Monday 28 January, 2019

'I remember telling the lads in school I'd like to play rugby and they laughed'

Michelle Claffey was brought up in a Gaelic football household but has overcome two serious knee injuries to fulfil her ambition of playing rugby for Ireland.

# ireland-women-2 - Sunday 20 January, 2019

Ireland step up Six Nations preparations with five-try win over Wales

Adam Griggs’ side picked up a confidence-boosting result at Donnybrook this afternoon.

# ireland-women-2 - Friday 21 December, 2018

Griggs includes seven uncapped players in Ireland's Six Nations squad

Former captain Niamh Briggs is again omitted from the 36-player panel.

# ireland-women-2 - Sunday 16 December, 2018

'I just screamed. I couldn't cope. It was a build-up of four years': Megan Connolly on a remarkable US triumph

The Republic of Ireland international discusses an incredible finale to her time in Florida and starting the next chapter.

# ireland-women-2 - Saturday 24 November, 2018

Spirited Ireland test England but run out of steam at Twickenham

Adam Griggs’ side scored three tries but suffered a 37-15 defeat in their second November international.

# ireland-women-2 - Friday 2 November, 2018

Ireland's fixtures for 2019 U20 and Women's Six Nations announced

Both teams will get their campaigns underway on home soil next February.

# ireland-women-2 - Saturday 20 October, 2018

Ireland women defeat Fiji in final World Rugby 7s group game

France and Canada enjoyed victories over the Irish earlier today.

# ireland-women-2 - Monday 3 September, 2018

Ireland flanker Molloy jumps at chance to join Premiership side Wasps

The 30-year-old joins Ireland team-mate Cliodhna Moloney at the English club.

# ireland-women-2 - Thursday 12 July, 2018

Eddy 'surprised' IRFU's decision to turn down Australia tour invite 'became an issue'

The IRFU’s strategic review on the women’s game is still in progress, but is due to be completed before the end of the summer.

# ireland-women-2 - Thursday 15 March, 2018

Ireland head coach Griggs makes three changes for England clash

Louise Galvin, Nicole Cronin and Ashleigh Baxter all come into the XV.

# ireland-women-2 - Monday 12 March, 2018

'I don't think we turned up': One step forward, two steps back for sloppy Ireland

Adam Griggs says his side didn’t start playing until the final minutes against Scotland, by which stage it was too late to rescue the game.

# ireland-women-2 - Sunday 11 March, 2018

Error-strewn Ireland pay the penalty as Scotland end Triple Crown hopes

Adam Griggs’ side were unable to build on the recent wins over Italy and Wales at Donnybrook this afternoon.

# ireland-women-2 - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

Griggs makes two changes for Scotland as Ireland seek third straight win

Ireland women continue their Six Nations campaign at Donnybrook on Sunday.

# ireland-women-2 - Monday 26 February, 2018

'The players are starting to buy into it': New-look Ireland turn a corner under Kiwi Griggs

Two wins from three in this year’s Six Nations, Ireland are building confidence and momentum with each game.

# ireland-women-2 - Friday 16 February, 2018

'Some of the drugs seemed to be making no difference. It was as bad a break as I've seen'

Alison Miller’s horrific injury took the gloss off Ireland’s win over Italy last weekend.

# ireland-women-2 - Monday 15 January, 2018

Munster's Ciara Griffin appointed new Ireland captain

The flanker has 17 caps to her name and is described as a ‘natural leader.’

# ireland-women-2 - Friday 12 January, 2018

'I love playing for Ireland but you have to really want to be there. I had no motivation to go again'

A draining World Cup experience has taken its toll as Jenny Murphy explains her decision to take a break from rugby.

# ireland-women-2 - Monday 8 January, 2018

'It's nice to give something back': Ross joins Ireland coaching team for Women's Six Nations

The former Ireland and Leinster prop hopes to impart some of his vast knowledge and experience on the squad.

# ireland-women-2 - 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.

# ireland-women-2 - Saturday 12 August, 2017

Scrum-half Cronin handed debut as Ireland make 7 changes for Japan

Tom Tierney has rested some of his big names.

# ireland-women-2 - Thursday 10 August, 2017

The Rugby Show: Lynne Cantwell breaks down Ireland's nail-biting start to the Rugby World Cup Analysis This post contains videos

The Rugby Show: Lynne Cantwell breaks down Ireland's nail-biting start to the Rugby World Cup

The former Ireland international joins Gavan Casey to break down Ireland’s 19-17 win against Australia.

# ireland-women-2 - Sunday 6 August, 2017

How a lack of English camogie clubs led Fiona Steed to play in 3 Rugby World Cups

The 62-times capped Ireland international chats to The42 about her rugby career.

# ireland-women-2 - Sunday 4 June, 2017

Ireland mount late comeback to beat World Cup opponents Japan at UCD

It was a valuable exercise for Tom Tierney’s side at the start of a six-day training camp.

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