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#Lynne Cantwell

# lynne-cantwell - Friday 7 August, 2020

The team that came from nowhere to win a Grand Slam and slay the All Blacks

The Irish women’s rugby team couldn’t buy a win at the start of the century but by 2013 they had turned into one of the best sides in the world.

# lynne-cantwell - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

Ex-Ireland international Nora Stapleton appointed to lead new Women in Sport policy

She will leave her current position as the IRFU women’s and girls rugby development manager.

# lynne-cantwell - Friday 8 March, 2019

From 'not ok' barriers to breaking down more and more for go-getter Cantwell

The former Ireland rugby star has been appointed chair of Sport Ireland’s Women in Sport steering committee.

# lynne-cantwell - Thursday 7 March, 2019

Ex-Ireland international and full-time lead to pioneer new Women in Sport policy

Sport Ireland have announced an increased annual fund of €2 million.

# lynne-cantwell - Sunday 31 December, 2017

Kammy on the Guinness and Paddy Barnes calls out Tyson Fury - it's the sporting tweets of the year

Also featuring James McClean, Simone Biles and Vinnie Jones.

# lynne-cantwell - 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.

# lynne-cantwell - Friday 18 March, 2016

'Simon Zebo's strengths are what Ireland need more of in attack'

Lynne Cantwell looks at what makes Stuart Hogg effective and Simon Zebo in Ireland’s 15 shirt.

# lynne-cantwell - Wednesday 9 March, 2016

The42 Six Nations Show: Lynne Cantwell joins Murray Kinsella to discuss winning strategies

Ireland’s most-capped women’s player also looks ahead to this weekend’s Six Nations showdown in Dublin.

# lynne-cantwell - Friday 4 March, 2016

'The Italy and Scotland games are invaluable learning opportunities for Ireland'

Our Six Nations columnist Lynne Cantwell looks at the challenges for Ireland’s women’s team.

# lynne-cantwell - Thursday 25 February, 2016

'This is why the richest union in the world repeatedly fails to dominate'

Our Six Nations columnist Lynne Cantwell analyses the English side awaiting Joe Schmidt’s men in London.

# lynne-cantwell - Friday 19 February, 2016

Lynne Cantwell: 'Do we have under-developed rugby decision-makers?'

Our Six Nations columnist reflects on what Ireland can learn ahead of the trip to Twickenham.

# lynne-cantwell - Friday 12 February, 2016

Lynne Cantwell: Sexton shines, French offloads and a Perpignan test

Our Six Nations columnist looks at how Ireland can deal with the French offload threat.

# lynne-cantwell - Thursday 4 February, 2016

'They don't have a fear of doing something wrong. You're supposed to express yourself'

Our columnist Lynne Cantwell looks at how Ireland can genuinely make progress during the Six Nations.

# lynne-cantwell - Thursday 29 October, 2015

Lynne Cantwell: BOD and D'Arcy had it, All Blacks Nonu and Smith have it too

Our World Cup columnist looks at the strength of the All Blacks’ centre pairing.

# lynne-cantwell - Friday 23 October, 2015

Lynne Cantwell: Success at 2019 World Cup must be target in IRFU's review

Our World Cup columnist looks at a process that needs to be unforgiving and honest.

# lynne-cantwell - Wednesday 14 October, 2015

'I could see tears in the doc’s eyes and understood how hard it was for her'

Our World Cup columnist Lynne Cantwell recalls the cruel end to her international career.

# lynne-cantwell - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

'Joe Schmidt's Ireland will have analysed France to the smallest detail'

Lynne Cantwell explains what is actually involved in opposition analysis in rugby.

# lynne-cantwell - Wednesday 23 September, 2015

'Are you willing to do everything, knowing you may not play a minute of the World Cup?'

Ireland legend Lynne Cantwell says Joe Schmidt will have his side completely focused on ‘the controllables’.

# lynne-cantwell - Sunday 17 August, 2014

13 of our favourite images from the past week in sports

From high-diving in Kosovo to overhead kicks in Manchester via Valhalla and Paris.

# lynne-cantwell - 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.

# lynne-cantwell - Friday 8 August, 2014

Cantwell captain as Ireland Women make 10 changes after New Zealand victory

The centre’s partnership with Grace Davitt will continue for the third game in eight days.

# lynne-cantwell - Sunday 3 August, 2014

Analysis: Ireland Women show tactical intelligence in victory over the US

There were positives to be taken from Friday’s win, but improvement will be needed ahead of the New Zealand clash.

# lynne-cantwell - Monday 28 July, 2014

Ireland Women get busy training for World Cup opener against the US

The entire squad trained at their Marcoussis camp this afternoon.

# lynne-cantwell - Saturday 8 March, 2014

Irish rugby fans say goodbye to another legendary 13... Lynne Cantwell

The outside centre made her Ireland debut in 2001.

Forward power too much for Italy as Ireland women keep party going

The visitors held firm for 30 minutes before the floodgates opened.

# lynne-cantwell - Saturday 1 March, 2014

Claire Molloy: The woman who gave up her All-Ireland dreams to chase a Grand Slam

The Ireland flanker talks about playing in an All-Ireland final against Cork, her rugby family at Connacht and nearly decapitating Lynne Cantwell.

# lynne-cantwell - Sunday 23 February, 2014

Cantwell numb after Twickenham defeat but Six Nations is 'within our reach'

The outside centre underlined that Phillip Doyle’s side remain focused on winning the championship.

# lynne-cantwell - Monday 21 May, 2012

Lightning strikes: Irish Sevens team shock French women to finish on a high Sevens Heaven This post contains videos

Lightning strikes: Irish Sevens team shock French women to finish on a high

The ladies of Ireland came a cropper against Canada and Spain but defeated France (twice), Wales and the not-so-mighty Germans.