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#niamh briggs

# niamh-briggs - 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.

# niamh-briggs - Friday 14 September, 2018

Leinster trust in defence for clash with Munster and their 10/12 playmaking duo

The Women’s Inter-provincial Series goes down to the wire in Donnybrook tomorrow night.

# niamh-briggs - Saturday 1 September, 2018

Convincing wins for Leinster and Munster in women's inter-pros

Connacht and Ulster came out second best in their respective matches this weekend.

# niamh-briggs - 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.

# niamh-briggs - 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.

# niamh-briggs - 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.

# niamh-briggs - Friday 22 December, 2017

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.

# niamh-briggs - Tuesday 8 August, 2017

'They'll just be dying to get onto the pitch and do the nation proud'

Ireland international rugby player Kim Flood looks ahead to the Women’s World Cup.

# niamh-briggs - Wednesday 2 August, 2017

With Briggs injury setback, Ireland turn to Molloy as Women's Rugby World Cup captain

The 29-year-old will replace Niamh Briggs who was forced to pull out of the tournament last week.

# niamh-briggs - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

Injured Ireland skipper Briggs vows to return for Six Nations

The goal-kicking fullback suffered an ankle injury in training over the weekend.

# niamh-briggs - Monday 31 July, 2017

Briggs injury increases onus on playmakers and robs Ireland of priceless weapon

Captain, leader, goalkicker, playmaker: There’s no understating the blow Briggs’ injury is to Ireland.

Niamh Briggs ruled out of World Cup with injury

The Ireland captain missed the Six Nations with a separate injury.

# niamh-briggs - Monday 24 July, 2017

'We have to embrace and cherish that pressure': Briggs relishing home WRWC

Ireland captain Niamh Briggs is fit again and ready to lead her side next month.

Adaptability key for Tierney in selecting the best women for the job

The uncapped Nicole Cronin represents a considerable amount of Sevens blood running through the squad of 28.

# niamh-briggs - Sunday 23 July, 2017

Captain Briggs proud of Ireland's mental strength as she leads drive for home World Cup

‘We won games we had no right to win. And sometimes you need that stomach, that grit.’

# niamh-briggs - Thursday 13 July, 2017

One for the collection! Ireland captain Briggs immortalised with Rugby World Cup stamp

The special commemorative €1 stamp was unveiled ahead of Ireland’s hosting of the Women’s World Cup.

# niamh-briggs - Saturday 27 May, 2017

'You go from really excited to be leading a World Cup at home to not knowing if you’ll play again'

Ireland captain Niamh Briggs is nearing her full return following a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

# niamh-briggs - Thursday 16 February, 2017

Hammer blow for Ireland as captain Briggs ruled out of Six Nations

The fullback has been sidelined with a hamstring problem.

# niamh-briggs - Monday 6 February, 2017

Ireland lead the Six Nations after their great escape in Scotland

Jenny Murphy’s return was among the positives in a poor performance from Tom Tierney’s side.

# niamh-briggs - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

Niamh Briggs out of Ireland's Six Nations opener against Scotland

Tom Tierney has named his XV for Friday’s game.

# niamh-briggs - Friday 25 November, 2016

Ireland Women feeling 'quietly confident' ahead of final Test match against New Zealand

Ireland are hoping to go out of the November Series on a high.

# niamh-briggs - Thursday 24 November, 2016

Niamh Briggs fit to captain Ireland against world number ones New Zealand

Tom Tierney makes 10 changes from last weekend’s defeat to Canada.

# niamh-briggs - Thursday 10 November, 2016

Opening November Test against England comes too soon for Ireland captain Briggs

Head coach Tom Tierney has returned Nora Stapleton to the number 10 jersey to open a tough Autumn series.

# niamh-briggs - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

Ireland to face France and Australia in Women's Rugby World Cup pool

Tom Tierney’s side have a tough task ahead of them next August.

# niamh-briggs - Sunday 26 June, 2016

Ireland set up massive Olympics qualifier semi-final against Russia

Niamh Briggs was injured in a rout of Tunisia in the quarter-finals.

# niamh-briggs - Saturday 25 June, 2016

Ireland get Olympic 7s qualification tilt off to rampant start with rout in UCD

Trinidad and Tobago were utterly outclassed.

# niamh-briggs - Friday 13 May, 2016

Ireland will look to embrace pressure of home World Cup opportunity

Captain Niamh Briggs says this year’s November Test series will be a major aid to preparations.

# niamh-briggs - Tuesday 8 March, 2016

42 of the most talented current Irish female athletes

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most accomplished current stars of Irish sport.

# niamh-briggs - Saturday 27 February, 2016

England Women complete a miserable day for Irish rugby

With just under 20 minutes remaining, Abbie Scott scored the try that ultimately sealed her side’s victory.

# niamh-briggs - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

Testing circumstances but Briggs' Ireland have quality to retain Six Nations title

Niamh Briggs and Tom Tierney are optimistic ahead of Saturday’s opener against Wales.

# niamh-briggs - Saturday 2 January, 2016

'I didn’t allow myself to get as emotional before but I was still getting sick at 5 in the morning'

Niamh Briggs on nerves and how being in the Guards has helped her play rugby for Ireland.

# niamh-briggs - Sunday 6 September, 2015

Niamh Briggs was in fine form helping Munster to another Interpro title

Briggs landed a try, a conversion and a penalty to steer Munster home.

# niamh-briggs - Friday 21 August, 2015

'I love what Munster stands for... the spirit, culture, never-say-die attitude'

Niamh Briggs and her squad are preparing to defend their interprovincial title in the coming weeks.

# niamh-briggs - Monday 23 March, 2015

'We wanted that ruthless streak': Niamh Briggs keeping firm grip on 6 Nations crown

“I made my feelings known to everybody that I wasn’t going to use the changes as an excuse.”

# niamh-briggs - Friday 20 March, 2015

The Irish team most likely to win a Six Nations title have named their XV to face 35/1 underdogs

The Ireland women’s team are in a great position entering the final weekend.

# niamh-briggs - Wednesday 18 March, 2015

RTÉ to screen Ireland Women's massive Six Nations game this weekend

Meanwhile, the Ireland U20s have made four changes to their team to face Scotland.

# niamh-briggs - Sunday 15 March, 2015

Ireland Women go joint-top of Six Nations table after excellent win in Wales

The victory ensures that everything is left to play for next weekend.

# niamh-briggs - Sunday 8 March, 2015

From The Daily Edge 13 Irish women who are completely kicking ass Come On Na Mban

13 Irish women who are completely kicking ass

Here come the girls, girls, girls, girls-girls…

# niamh-briggs - Friday 6 March, 2015

'People ask me if I'd like to go professional. I would but we're not there yet, we're a good bit off'

Niamh Briggs thinks women’s rugby has come a long way but still has massive potential for growth.

# niamh-briggs - Friday 27 February, 2015

'Any day you get to play against the world champions is a good day' - Briggs

The Ireland captain is keen to restore pride at Ashbourne as England arrive.

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