# Lynne Cantwell

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# Trailblazers
'I just burst into tears': Remembering the Ireland team that won the Grand Slam and toppled New Zealand
In the final part of our ‘Trailblazers’ series, we relive a historic 18 months for the national women’s side with players who were there.
# boks office
Former Ireland international Lynne Cantwell takes new role with South Africa Rugby
Cantwell will become SA Rugby’s first High Performance Manager for Women’s Rugby.
# Cinderella Stories
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.
# Appointment
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.
# opportunity knocks
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.
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.
# The Twitterati
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.
# Analysis
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.
# column
'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.
# T42SNS
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.
# column
'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.
# column
'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.
# column
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.
# column
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.
# column
'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.
# column
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.
# column
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.
# column
'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.
# column
'Joe Schmidt's Ireland will have analysed France to the smallest detail'
Lynne Cantwell explains what is actually involved in opposition analysis in rugby.
# column
'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’.
# Snap Happy
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.
# broken
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.
# starting XV
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.
# game plan
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.
# In pics
Ireland Women get busy training for World Cup opener against the US
The entire squad trained at their Marcoussis camp this afternoon.
# Centre of attention
Irish rugby fans say goodbye to another legendary 13... Lynne Cantwell
The outside centre made her Ireland debut in 2001.
# Match Report
Forward power too much for Italy as Ireland women keep party going
The visitors held firm for 30 minutes before the floodgates opened.
# Interview
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.
# Ambition
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.
# Sevens Heaven
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.