# niamh briggs

This week
19th March 2023 - 23rd March 2023
# Womens Six Nations
'There’s definitely huge potential, you just want them to go and fulfil that'
Niamh Briggs and Maeve Óg O’Leary look ahead to a new Six Nations campaign.
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# niamh briggs
Former Ireland out-half takes over as new Munster senior women's coach
Niamh Briggs will combine the role with that of assistant coach of Ireland.
# Fitness
Ireland hope key players Monaghan and Cronin will be fit for Scotland clash
There was a boost for Ireland with Sene Naoupu’s red card being rescinded.
# Contracts
'Professionalism is going to be imminent' but has to be done right way, says Briggs
The Ireland assistant says Irish rugby would need to grow its player pool before splitting 7s and 15s players.
# briggsy
'She was The Name I knew growing up and to be coached by her is really exciting'
Niamh Briggs has made a big impression in the Ireland coaching set-up thus far.
# Addition
Stacey Flood hails elevation of Niamh Briggs to Irish role
Briggs has been added to Greg McWilliams’ international coaching ticket ahead of the forthcoming Women’s Six Nations campaign.
# New gig
'When I was playing, I was ridiculously intense and just wanted to win all the time'
Niamh Briggs is excited and honoured to be back with Ireland as an assistant coach.
# Give It Briggsy
Niamh Briggs appointed Ireland women’s assistant coach ahead of Six Nations
The former Ireland captain is a huge addition to the squad’s coaching unit.
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# One Step Closer
Anthony Eddy and Niamh Briggs to take part in Women's Lions feasibility study
The group will be chaired by former British & Irish Lion Ieuan Evans.
# Foundation
'We have a perfect storm... The game is changing and we need to change with it'
As Irish women’s rugby rebuilds, the AIL and inter-pros will play a key role.
# Briggs gig
Niamh Briggs appointed head coach of UL Bohemians' women's team
The former Irish captain has taken her first head coach role.
# Kicking On
Briggs urges Ireland to be brave ahead of 'incredibly important' showdown with Italy
The former out-half is expecting ‘a cracker’ in Donnybrook today.
# Spotlight
From the gainline to the frontline: Niamh Briggs on the huge opportunity for women's rugby
The tournament will be ‘front and centre’ for the next few weeks, according to the Irish rugby legend, who has been working as a garda through the pandemic.
# Rugby
'I don't think an exception should be made for Zebo': Watch our Guinness Six Nations virtual preview
Former Ireland rugby internationals Andrew Trimble, Niamh Briggs and Ian Keatley were in top form on Thursday night.
# join us
Get free tickets for our Guinness Six Nations virtual preview with Andrew Trimble tomorrow evening
Ian Keatley and Niamh Briggs will also join The42′s Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey ahead of this weekend’s international rugby.
# Injury Woes
'The doctor said 'have you still got that boot? Put it back on, your leg is still badly broken''
Niamh Briggs speaks to The42 about her recent injury setback.
# terrible news
Serious leg injury another devastating blow for Munster's Briggs
The Ireland international sustained the injury on the opening weekend of the inter-pros.
# Taking Charge
Briggs included in Munster Women's historic all-female coaching and management staff
The UL Bohs star has been appointed the technical skills coach for the U18 team.
# the business end
Briggs on target as Bohs lead the way into women's AIL semi-finals
The defending champs secured top spot again with a win over Galwegians, while Old Belvedere defeated Blackrock to seal home advantage in the knockout round.
# Class Act
In-form Niamh Briggs shines once again as UL Bohs beat Railway Union
Meanwhile, there were wins for Cooke and Blackrock in the Women’s AIL.
# a little patience
Ireland not rushing Six Nations start for Miller after 10-month lay-off from horrific injury
The star winger has been named on the bench for England’s visit on Friday while Niamh Briggs remains in contention for a return to the squad.
# Interview
'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.
# fresh faces
Briggs misses out as Ireland name nine uncapped players for November
There are three ‘development players’ included in Adam Griggs’ selection.
# Decider
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.
# Wrap
Convincing wins for Leinster and Munster in women's inter-pros
Connacht and Ulster came out second best in their respective matches this weekend.
# fit and fresh
'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.
# Overdue
'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.
# new cap
Belvo wing Megan Williams set for Ireland debut against France
The 7s international will win her first cap for Ireland in 15s.
# Squad
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.
# The Time Is Now
'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.
# Leader
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.
# Road To Recovery
Injured Ireland skipper Briggs vows to return for Six Nations
The goal-kicking fullback suffered an ankle injury in training over the weekend.
# wrwc 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.
# Injury blow
Niamh Briggs ruled out of World Cup with injury
The Ireland captain missed the Six Nations with a separate injury.
# bring it
'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.
# squad goals
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.
# WRWC 17
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.’
# stamp of approval
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.
# Back in business
'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.
# Bad news
Hammer blow for Ireland as captain Briggs ruled out of Six Nations
The fullback has been sidelined with a hamstring problem.