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#Ireland Women

# ireland-women - Tuesday 11 February, 2020

Analysis: How Ireland Women's attack has driven them to two Six Nations wins

Tougher challenges lie ahead but the early signs have been positive in Donnybrook over the past two weeks.

# ireland-women - Saturday 8 February, 2020

Hallett 'enjoying every minute' with improving Ireland as World Cup qualification the big goal

New defence coach pleased with progress being made as Wales come as next Six Nations assignment.

# ireland-women - Friday 7 February, 2020

Considine return one of three changes for Ireland Women ahead of Wales clash

The Munster fullback is fit to start having missed the opening round defeat of Scotland through injury.

# ireland-women - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

'There's more in us,' says Naoupu after birthday battle

'There's more in us,' says Naoupu after birthday battle

The Ireland cente turned 36 before Ireland beat Scotland, but wasn’t in celebratory mood.

# ireland-women - Sunday 2 February, 2020

Hard-tackling Caplice thrilled to help Ireland hang tough until Parsons breakaway

The talismanic back row put 21 tackles into a phenomenal defensive effort from Ireland.

Beibhinn Parsons tilts the balance as Ireland grind out win over Scotland

Beibhinn Parsons tilts the balance as Ireland grind out win over Scotland

A sizzling start had Ireland in control in the first half, but they were left to hang on.

# ireland-women - Saturday 1 February, 2020

'Until you go into the trenches you never know'

'Until you go into the trenches you never know'

After increasingly fiery training sessions and a winter’s worth of talk, Lindsay Peat is ready to pour her all into turning Ireland’s form around.

# ireland-women - Friday 24 January, 2020

No more excuses for Ireland Women - they need to start getting the results

Captain Ciara Griffin says ‘you can talk as much as you want but actions give you answers.’

# ireland-women - Thursday 16 January, 2020

Two new faces as Ireland Women cut squad ahead of Six Nations training camp

Claire Keohane and Dorothy Wall will be involved in Wales this weekend.

# ireland-women - Thursday 24 October, 2019

New forwards, defence coach on board as Ireland Women head for training camp with Doyle's Scotland

Adam Griggs has eight uncapped players hoping to make an impression ahead of a November Test against Wales.

# ireland-women - Saturday 5 October, 2019

'I don’t think you ever lose the girl that was there on her first day'

Before Ireland Women kick off their 7s World Series campaign, we caught up with Lucy Mulhall to chat about the value of experience, youth and arduous altitude training.

# ireland-women - Saturday 28 September, 2019

Training camps with France and Scotland can prove 'enormously valuable,' says Eddy

Adam Griggs’ side have just one Test match set for November.

# ireland-women - Thursday 19 September, 2019

Ireland Women left with just one November Test after being 'let down badly'

The 15-a-side team will take on Wales on 10 November in UCD.

# ireland-women - Friday 13 September, 2019

Joy of six as Ireland's young guns progress to Euro Elite Round qualifiers in style 17 Again This post contains videos

Joy of six as Ireland's young guns progress to Euro Elite Round qualifiers in style

James Scott’s U17 women advanced with a game in hand, and face Greece in a top-of-the-table clash next.

# ireland-women - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

'I wasn't ever going to buy an Irish jersey, I was going to earn an Irish jersey'

Ireland international Leah Lyons remembers how she was inspired as a youngster.

# ireland-women - Sunday 28 April, 2019

'We have to be tough on each other because that's how you go forward'

Ireland Women have no games this summer, while the five top nations play each other in July

# ireland-women - Tuesday 16 April, 2019

Ireland name squad for Sevens World Series in Japan after best-ever finish

19-year-old Tullamore star Megan Burns has been selected for her first World Series trip.

# ireland-women - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

'The whole game is completely dismantled' - Ex-boss on Ireland Women's rugby crisis Rapid Decline This post contains videos

'The whole game is completely dismantled' - Ex-boss on Ireland Women's rugby crisis

Philip Doyle delivered a passionate argument for change on Off The Ball this evening.

# ireland-women - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

# ireland-women - Sunday 17 March, 2019

Ireland defeated in Cardiff as Six Nations campaign ends with underwhelming defeat

Beibhinn Parsons opened the scoring, but after that Ireland failed to score a point in Cardiff.

# ireland-women - Saturday 9 March, 2019

Ireland look to defence for next building block against France

The attack functioned for Adam Grigg’s side in the loss to Italy, but against the formidable French Ireland will have to pick their battles.

# ireland-women - Wednesday 6 March, 2019

Globe-trotting Considine a rugby convert no more

The Clare woman first sampled 15-a-side international rugby in 2017 and went travelling after that year’s World Cup. She has returned all the better for the experience.

# ireland-women - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

Ireland Women suffer double injury blow as they bid to bounce back after Italy defeat

Centre Michelle Claffey required surgery on the ankle injury picked up in Italy, while Leah Lyons will be sidelined with a shoulder issue.

# ireland-women - Friday 22 February, 2019

'Rugby's always been my number one' - Dane looks to take chance in Italy

The Ulster scrum-half came through the ranks in Enniskillen to make her debut this year.

# ireland-women - Wednesday 20 February, 2019

7s, 15s and Chemical Engineering - Enniskillen's Boles balancing the books

The 20-year-old back row made her debut in the Six Nations two weekends ago.

# ireland-women - Tuesday 19 February, 2019

Molloy an injury concern for Ireland Women but Peat set for return

The Leinster loosehead has missed the opening two rounds of the Six Nations.

# ireland-women - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

Analysis: Outstanding Caplice and Lyons lead the way for Ireland Women

The tighthead prop and blindside flanker were superb in the win over Scotland.

# ireland-women - Sunday 10 February, 2019

'At times we were playing with such tempo that we almost ran ourselves off our feet'

Ireland Women’s 22-5 win in Scotland has teed them up for a big test against Italy.

# ireland-women - Friday 8 February, 2019

'We're going out there to win and we will win. That's our attitude'

There’s a nice Laois flavour to the Ireland Women as they gear up for a huge clash in Scotland tonight.

# ireland-women - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

'At the start I was actually going into the scrum myself!': Ross making his impact felt

The performance of the scrum was one positive aspect of Ireland Women’s heavy Six Nations defeat to England on Friday.

# ireland-women - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

New and returning faces on the bench as Griggs names Ireland side for England opener

Ireland Women get their Six Nations campaign up and running on Friday evening.

# ireland-women - Friday 25 January, 2019

Mini-groups, no fear, depth and 'me, we' - Ireland Women look to progress

Captain Ciara Griffin is excited about the emerging players in the squad.

# ireland-women - Sunday 20 January, 2019

'I'm not angry or bitter. I'm fit, healthy and happy again and that's important'

After questioning whether she’d ever play again, Niamh Briggs has bounced back from two injury-ravaged seasons to rediscover her love of rugby, even after being overlooked for Ireland’s Six Nations squad.

# ireland-women - Monday 3 December, 2018

Ireland won't have far to travel if they qualify for Women's Euro 2021 as England named host nation

The draw for the qualifying group stage will take place in February.

# ireland-women - Friday 30 November, 2018

Ireland edged by England in thriller on disappointing day in Dubai

Anthony Eddy’s side finished the women’s tournament in eighth place, but ran England and France close along the way.

# ireland-women - Saturday 24 November, 2018

Ireland face 'one of the biggest challenges in women's rugby' at Twickenham

Adam Griggs’ side conclude their two-game November schedule against England this evening.

# ireland-women - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

Griggs makes six changes for Ireland's trip to face England at Twickenham

Captain Ciara Griffin has been ruled out of Saturday’s November international through injury.

# ireland-women - Sunday 18 November, 2018

Ireland Women come up short against USA as 16-year-old Parsons debuts

Debutant Laura Sheehan and Eimear Considine scored tries for Adam Griggs’ side in Donnybrook.

# ireland-women - Saturday 17 November, 2018

'Hopefully we can get girls into clubs and playing from a younger age'

Ireland Women scrum-half Ailsa Hughes is looking to take her game to the next level.

# ireland-women - Friday 16 November, 2018

'I love the lineouts... it's nice to have that added challenge of calling'

Ireland second row Aoife McDermott is looking to build on her first Six Nations campaign this year.

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