# Tom Tierney

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February 2023
Former Munster scrum-half Tom Tierney dies aged 46
As a coach,Tierney led the Irish women’s team to the 2015 Six Nations title.
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# Acrobatic
Ireland U19 winger produces outrageous finish against Australia
Andrew Smith somehow got the ball down in the corner with his body in the air.
# Next generation
Tom Tierney names exciting Ireland U19 side to face Australian Schools
Ulster’s Aaron Sexton is named to start on the wing in Saturday’s game at Donnybrook.
# U20 world championship
Tierney no longer involved in U20s set-up as O'Connell remains in assistant coach role
The former Ireland women’s head coach won’t travel with the squad to France next week.
# Next generation
James Ryan's little bro named in Ireland U19 side to face Japan tomorrow
Tom Tierney makes 12 changes to the side which beat Japan on Saturday.
# nextgen
Third Scannell brother in Ireland colours as Tierney names U19 side for Japan
Billy Scannell starts at hooker for Tom Tierney’s side for tomorrow’s international in Donnybrook.
# Outrage
'I think it degrades the system itself to post something as "casual" and "part-time"'
Recently retired Ireland prop Ruth O’Reilly spoke to The42 about her reaction to the advertisement for a new Women’s head coach.
# Freefall
Ireland drop to lowest world ranking after disastrous World Cup
Italy, Wales and Australia all leapfrog Ireland.
# Exit Poll
Tierney walks away after torrid World Cup calling for bigger, better athletes to play for Ireland
On a day when Ireland’s World Cup preparations were criticised by now retired prop Ruth O’Reilly, Tierney maintained he was proud of the work he had done.
# Game Over
Tom Tierney steps down as Ireland head coach following World Cup defeat to Wales
He had been in charge for three years.
# WRWC17
The bitter end: Late rally from Ireland not enough to salvage consolation from home World Cup
Wales ensured Ireland finish eighth at their home World Cup and will have to go through a qualification process for the next edition.
# Endgame
Naoupu on the bench as Ireland aim for seventh on final day of World Cup action
Head coach Tom Tierney has made four changes, two enforced by concussion injuries.
# WRWC17
Ireland coach Tom Tierney facing post-World Cup review to determine future
‘We’ll wait and see where that takes me,’ says Tierney.
# Postmortem
'It's not the first time Ireland have done poorly in a World Cup and we've done poorly'
Tom Tierney admits this campaign has been a ‘failure’ after watching his side slump to a humbling defeat in Belfast.
# Untouchable
Wonderful Woodman scores four as Black Ferns march back into World Cup final
New Zealand scored seven tries on their way to the final, where they will face either England or France on Saturday.
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.
# Team news
Ireland make three changes for second World Cup meeting with Australia
Tom Tierney’s side face the Wallaroos in Belfast tomorrow.
# Reaction
Heartbroken Ireland vow to 'go again' despite disappointing change of plan
Tom Tierney’s side face Australia in the play-offs, following a defeat to France in the Pool C decider tonight.
# defining
'We need to play the game of our lives against the French'
Despite two error-strewn displays, just France stand between Tom Tierney’s side and a World Cup semi-final.
# WRWC17
Scrum-half Cronin handed debut as Ireland make 7 changes for Japan
Tom Tierney has rested some of his big names.
# wrwc 2017
'We're trying to embrace the expectation and pressure, but it caught us'
A home World Cup isn’t always an advantage.
# 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.
# preparations
Ireland mount late comeback to beat World Cup opponents Japan at UCD
It was a valuable exercise for Tom Tierney’s side at the start of a six-day training camp.
# Training Camp
Ireland reduce squad ahead of Japan trial games as World Cup prep intensifies
Tom Tierney’s side face their Pool C opponents in two uncapped fixtures.
# Team news
One change to Ireland Women's side for Grand Slam showdown against England
Scrum-half Larissa Muldoon replaces Mary Healy in Tom Tierney’s starting team.
# She's Back
'I'm a contracted sevens player and for me, that was it': Tyrrell on missing out on Six Nations duty
Following the recent saga, Hannah Tyrrell is back in the fifteens’ side and would rather do her talking on the pitch.
# full strength
'Vegas 3' return as Ireland head to Wales with Grand Slam dream still alive
Alison Miller, Sene Naoupu and Hannah Tyrrell all return for Saturday’s game.
# biting back
'Some of the chat is just ridiculous. It affects the players'
Ireland Women head coach Tom Tierney wasn’t impressed with discussion around the women’s game.
# Explanation
'We're not disrespecting the Six Nations': IRFU defend decision to withdraw three key players
Sene Naoupu, Alison Miller and Hannah Tyrrell are flying to Las Vegas with the sevens squad instead of playing against France on Sunday.
# Women's Rugby
Kicked to touch? An open letter from frustrated supporters of women's rugby in Ireland
Frustrating inconsistency is hampering Ireland ahead of home Rugby World Cup.
# Preview
Ireland out to top last weekend's mediocre performance and finish Italian job
Despite a bonus-point win over Scotland, there are mistakes to rectify.
# Ready to go
Sevens star returns as Irish Women make 2 changes
Hannah Tyrrell will make her first appearance in this year’s Six Nations against Italy.
# Table Toppers
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.
# last gasp
Late, late Murphy try gives Ireland opening night bonus-point win in Scotland
The Ireland centre crashed over from close range to grab a bonus-point win for Tom Tierney’s side.
# Team news
Niamh Briggs out of Ireland's Six Nations opener against Scotland
Tom Tierney has named his XV for Friday’s game.
# Optimism
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.
# Give It Briggsy
Niamh Briggs fit to captain Ireland against world number ones New Zealand
Tom Tierney makes 10 changes from last weekend’s defeat to Canada.
# Ireland v Canada
Tom Tierney hoping Ireland apply lessons learned from England defeat in Canada clash
Plus, Niamh Briggs could be set for a return soon after an injury lay-off
# november series
Ireland Women hand out 2 debuts for the visit of Canada
Head coach Tom Tierney has shuffled the pack for Saturday’s game in Belfield.
# November Tests
Ireland out to reap benefits of inaugural November series with World Cup in view
Head coach Tom Tierney is hoping the three tough Tests will prepare his squad for next August’s home World Cup.