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Dublin: 1 °C Tuesday 22 January, 2019

#Ireland Women

# 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.

# ireland-women - Thursday 15 November, 2018

Ireland Women excited to see 16-year-old flyer Parsons step up against US

The Ballinasloe product helped the Connacht U18s to inter-pro success in September.

# ireland-women - Tuesday 13 November, 2018

16-year-old Parsons set for Ireland Women debut off bench against USA

Lauren Delany and Laura Sheehan have been named to start for their first Test caps.

# ireland-women - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

TV slot clash means Ireland Women will play at 5pm on a Friday

The IRFU says a Sunday kick-off was not viable due to a possible four-day turnaround between games.

# ireland-women - Monday 24 September, 2018

Briggs misses out as Ireland name nine uncapped players for November

There are three ‘development players’ included in Adam Griggs’ selection.

# ireland-women - 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.

# ireland-women - 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.

# ireland-women - Friday 31 August, 2018

Ireland Women to face England in second November Test

After declining an invitation to tour Australia in June, the IRFU has confirmed the autumn schedule.

# ireland-women - 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.

# ireland-women - Saturday 11 August, 2018

Finn shines as U18s grab Ireland's first ever Div A win to keep survival hopes alive

Bosnia-Herzegovina will battle Ireland’s U18 women tomorrow with Division A status on the line.

# ireland-women - 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.

# ireland-women - Thursday 19 July, 2018

'When I first began, I was like '7 minutes, this will be handy...' it's not handy when you're out there'

Lucy Mulhall leads Ireland’s challenge at the Sevens World Cup in San Francisco.

# ireland-women - 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.

# ireland-women - 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.

# ireland-women - Saturday 7 April, 2018

Ireland's record crowd in Tallaght was just one part of a landmark night for women's football

More than 72,000 fans watched eight games spread across the continent.

# ireland-women - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

IRFU confirm Adam Griggs to stay on as Ireland Women's coach

The New Zealander originally undertook the role on a short-term basis.

# ireland-women - Sunday 11 March, 2018

Ireland Women aiming to bring offloading style to the fore against Scots

Ciara Griffin and her team were very impressive in their victory over Wales two weekends ago.

# ireland-women - Saturday 10 March, 2018

'There were some really dark days' - Niamh Briggs finds a new lease of life

The Ireland out-half suffered with serious injury issues and missed last year’s home World Cup.

# ireland-women - Friday 9 March, 2018

'There are people coming from New Zealand and Australia to get their caps'

Niamh Briggs is delighted that over 100 female players will finally be awarded caps for playing for Ireland.

# ireland-women - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

Four changes for Ireland as Griggs names starting team to welcome Wales

Kick-off at Donnybrook is 3pm on Sunday.

# ireland-women - Saturday 3 February, 2018

Powerful France hold Ireland Women to nil

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

# ireland-women - 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.

# ireland-women - Friday 26 January, 2018

'We've got warning on that and we know the procedure, we know the protocol'

Ireland Women captain Ciara Griffin says movement between the 7s and 15s squads has been flagged in advance.

# ireland-women - 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.

# ireland-women - Saturday 26 August, 2017

As it happened: Ireland v Wales, Women's Rugby World Cup 2017

We were in Belfast as Tom Tierney’s side faced Wales in the seventh place playoff.

# ireland-women - Tuesday 22 August, 2017

As it happened: Ireland v Australia, Women's Rugby World Cup 2017

Tom Tierney’s side faced Australia at Kingspan Stadium for a shot at the fifth-place play-off.

# ireland-women - Sunday 20 August, 2017

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

Ruth O’Reilly has suffered a back injury.

# ireland-women - Thursday 17 August, 2017

As It Happened: Ireland v France, Women's Rugby World Cup 2017

We were live from the Belfield Bowl for the all-important Pool C decider.

'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.

# ireland-women - 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.

# ireland-women - Sunday 13 August, 2017

As It Happened: Ireland v Japan, Women's Rugby World Cup 2017

Ireland pulled off a huge comeback to make it two wins from two against Japan.

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