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# w6n - Thursday 29 April, 2021

England star named Women's Six Nations Player of the Championship
# Public Vote
# Public Vote

England star named Women's Six Nations Player of the Championship

Apr 29th 2021, 5:47 PM 2,303 Views 0 Comments

28-year-old Poppy Cleall put in a number of commanding performances for the triumphant Red Roses.

# w6n - Wednesday 28 April, 2021

'Your losses can be definitive, but I don't let them define how I think about myself'
# Balance
# Balance

'Your losses can be definitive, but I don't let them define how I think about myself'

Apr 28th 2021, 3:09 PM 3,356 Views 3 Comments

Flanker Dorothy Wall discusses Ireland’s Six Nations campaign and the influence of her family.

# w6n - Sunday 25 April, 2021

'We achieved two wins from three which was our target. We know where we need to be better'
# Review
# Review

'We achieved two wins from three which was our target. We know where we need to be better'

Apr 25th 2021, 7:00 AM 7,247 Views 1 Comment

Ireland will now prepare for their World Cup qualifiers after finishing third in the Six Nations.

# w6n - Saturday 24 April, 2021

Star full-back suffers broken nose after 'kick to the face' as Ireland draw positives from Italy win
# Reflection
# Reflection

Star full-back suffers broken nose after 'kick to the face' as Ireland draw positives from Italy win

Apr 24th 2021, 5:30 PM 8,226 Views 2 Comments

Eimear Considine went off for a HIA in the final moments of the game.

Four-try Ireland secure third place in Six Nations and lay down World Cup qualifier marker
# Women's Six Nations
# Women's Six Nations

Four-try Ireland secure third place in Six Nations and lay down World Cup qualifier marker

Apr 24th 2021, 2:04 PM 21,109 Views 10 Comments

Dorothy Wall, Amee-Leigh Murphy Crowe and Cliodhna Moloney all crossed over for Ireland.

As it happened: Ireland v Italy, Six Nations Championship
Live Apr 24th 2021, 11:15 AM

As it happened: Ireland v Italy, Six Nations Championship

Unwanted spotlight on women's rugby during window of opportunity for Ireland
# Preview
# Preview

Unwanted spotlight on women's rugby during window of opportunity for Ireland

Apr 24th 2021, 10:05 AM 3,299 Views 0 Comments

Energia Park will host Ireland’s final game of the Six Nations.

Ireland 'chomping at the bit' to finish on a high after France disappointment
# Ready To Rock
# Ready To Rock

Ireland 'chomping at the bit' to finish on a high after France disappointment

Apr 24th 2021, 9:50 AM 3,188 Views 1 Comment

Adam Griggs’ side will face Italy in a third/fourth place playoff on Saturday afternoon.

'I just burst into tears': Remembering the Ireland team that won the Grand Slam and toppled New Zealand
# Trailblazers
# Trailblazers

'I just burst into tears': Remembering the Ireland team that won the Grand Slam and toppled New Zealand

Apr 24th 2021, 9:15 AM 8,575 Views 3 Comments

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.

# w6n - Friday 23 April, 2021

Experienced Italians will feel they can pip Ireland in ongoing battle to be best of the rest
# Azzurre
# Azzurre

Experienced Italians will feel they can pip Ireland in ongoing battle to be best of the rest

Updated Apr 23rd 2021, 8:00 PM 2,304 Views 0 Comments

There has been little to pick between the two teams in recent years.

Briggs urges Ireland to be brave ahead of 'incredibly important' showdown with Italy
# Kicking On
# Kicking On

Briggs urges Ireland to be brave ahead of 'incredibly important' showdown with Italy

Apr 23rd 2021, 4:53 PM 391 Views 0 Comments

The former out-half is expecting ‘a cracker’ in Donnybrook today.

# w6n - Thursday 22 April, 2021

'We're in 2021 and it's not clear to me as a rugby person who's going to drive Irish women's rugby'
# Who's At The Wheel
# Who's At The Wheel

'We're in 2021 and it's not clear to me as a rugby person who's going to drive Irish women's rugby'

Updated Apr 22nd 2021, 9:47 PM 13,997 Views 2 Comments

Bernard Jackman and Murray Kinsella gave their thoughts during a difficult week, and after a stop-start few years, for Irish women’s rugby.

'She's got things she can still work on' - Griggs on omission of former Ireland captain for Italy clash
# Selection Call
# Selection Call

'She's got things she can still work on' - Griggs on omission of former Ireland captain for Italy clash

Apr 22nd 2021, 5:37 PM 6,012 Views 0 Comments

Claire Molloy has been left out of the matchday 23 for their final Six Nations clash.

'I probably wasn't as clear as I could have been' - Griggs clarifies domestic rugby comments
# Clearing Up
# Clearing Up

'I probably wasn't as clear as I could have been' - Griggs clarifies domestic rugby comments

Apr 22nd 2021, 4:35 PM 4,959 Views 3 Comments

The Ireland head coach previously said he didn’t know who was in charge of the women’s club game.

Three changes to Ireland XV ahead of third-place play-off with Italy
# Team News
# Team News

Three changes to Ireland XV ahead of third-place play-off with Italy

Apr 22nd 2021, 2:10 PM 5,911 Views 2 Comments

Stacey Flood, Amee-Leigh Murphy Crowe, and Brittany Hogan will make their first Test starts.

# w6n - Wednesday 21 April, 2021

As debate over long-term future continues, Ireland must make short-term progress
# Analysis
# Analysis

As debate over long-term future continues, Ireland must make short-term progress

Apr 21st 2021, 9:30 PM 12,852 Views 14 Comments

Ciara Griffin and co. were poor in a number of areas during last weekend’s hammering by France.

Ireland's Six Nations game against Italy switched to Dublin to avoid quarantine restrictions
# Change Of Plans
# Change Of Plans

Ireland's Six Nations game against Italy switched to Dublin to avoid quarantine restrictions

Apr 21st 2021, 5:11 PM 4,252 Views 5 Comments

Third/fourth-place playoff will now take place in Donnybrook on Saturday.

'In sport, I could walk like a giant. Outside it, my head went down:' The remarkable life of Jackie McCarthy-O'Brien
# Trailblazers
# Trailblazers

'In sport, I could walk like a giant. Outside it, my head went down:' The remarkable life of Jackie McCarthy-O'Brien

Apr 21st 2021, 8:00 AM 18,781 Views 3 Comments

In the penultimate instalment of our ‘Trailblazers’ series, we speak to the former Ireland rugby and soccer international who led the way for mixed race players.

# w6n - Tuesday 20 April, 2021

'You've got everyone looking at the good, bad and the ugly and we've got to be able to deal with that'
# Cliodhna Moloney
# Cliodhna Moloney

'You've got everyone looking at the good, bad and the ugly and we've got to be able to deal with that'

Apr 20th 2021, 7:00 PM 4,535 Views 0 Comments

Ireland and Wasps hooker Clíodhna Moloney on the fallout from the France defeat, bouncing back against Italy and Never Settling.

Griggs' Ireland 'want to finish on a high' against Italy as bigger picture looms large
# W6N
# W6N

Griggs' Ireland 'want to finish on a high' against Italy as bigger picture looms large

Apr 20th 2021, 2:52 PM 2,055 Views 0 Comments

The Six Nations third-place play-off is set to be moved to Dublin.

# w6n - Sunday 18 April, 2021

'We know we've put in a professional effort every week... Our commitment to the jersey isn't amateur'
# W6N
# W6N

'We know we've put in a professional effort every week... Our commitment to the jersey isn't amateur'

Apr 18th 2021, 7:00 AM 16,800 Views 33 Comments

Ireland captain Ciara Griffin and out-half Stacey Flood reflect on Ireland’s defeat to France.

# w6n - Saturday 17 April, 2021

Italy prove too strong for Scotland at Scotstoun
# Brava
# Brava

Italy prove too strong for Scotland at Scotstoun

Apr 17th 2021, 8:37 PM 6,096 Views 6 Comments

A hat-trick by captain Manuela Furlan and a brace by Player of the Match Beatrice Rigoni set up a clash with Ireland next week.

'We're better than the scoreline reflects' - Ireland looking to third-place play-off after 41-point defeat
# Reflection
# Reflection

'We're better than the scoreline reflects' - Ireland looking to third-place play-off after 41-point defeat

Apr 17th 2021, 7:45 PM 4,641 Views 5 Comments

Adam Griggs says his side will refocus to chase down a third-place finish in the Six Nations next weekend.

Unstoppable France put eight tries past Ireland to book Six Nations decider date with England
# French Class
# French Class

Unstoppable France put eight tries past Ireland to book Six Nations decider date with England

Apr 17th 2021, 4:18 PM 32,846 Views 48 Comments

Adam Griggs’ side hosted proceedings in Donnybrook this afternoon.

'She was one of a kind': Why Rosie Stewart's legacy still lives on for Irish women's rugby
# Trailblazers
# Trailblazers

'She was one of a kind': Why Rosie Stewart's legacy still lives on for Irish women's rugby

Apr 17th 2021, 9:36 AM 5,112 Views 0 Comments

In the third part of our new series, we hear how the former Ireland player played a pivotal role in Ulster before her tragic passing at the age of 33.

Ireland find cohesion in time for France face-off with Six Nations title decider on the line
# Ireland V France
# Ireland V France

Ireland find cohesion in time for France face-off with Six Nations title decider on the line

Apr 17th 2021, 8:35 AM 2,134 Views 0 Comments

Adam Griggs’ side welcome the French to Energia Park this afternoon.

'She has this rawness to her... Imagine where she could get to in even four or five years'
# BOD
# BOD

'She has this rawness to her... Imagine where she could get to in even four or five years'

Apr 17th 2021, 8:25 AM 10,258 Views 10 Comments

Brian O’Driscoll reflects on Ireland’s performance against Wales and looks ahead to the challenge that France will pose.

# w6n - Friday 16 April, 2021

20-year-old Wall's dominant display underlines her potential for Ireland
# Analysis
# Analysis

20-year-old Wall's dominant display underlines her potential for Ireland

Apr 16th 2021, 5:32 PM 311 Views 0 Comments

The Munster flanker was superb in last weekend’s big win over Wales.

'I was aware we weren't accepted': The journey of Ireland's first-ever women's rugby captain
# Jill Henderson
# Jill Henderson

'I was aware we weren't accepted': The journey of Ireland's first-ever women's rugby captain

Apr 16th 2021, 5:30 PM 190 Views 0 Comments

In the second part of our new series, Trailblazers, Jill Henderson speaks about turning down England, establishing an Irish team and their lasting legacy.

'No better feeling for Hannah to win Player of the Match when she was supposed to get married'
# Adam Griggs
# Adam Griggs

'No better feeling for Hannah to win Player of the Match when she was supposed to get married'

Apr 16th 2021, 5:29 PM 517 Views 0 Comments

Adam Griggs pays tribute to the Ireland out-half who impressed against Wales after her nuptials were postponed.

'There's a gap there already and if we continue to let it grow, there will be no catching up'
# Fiona Coghlan
# Fiona Coghlan

'There's a gap there already and if we continue to let it grow, there will be no catching up'

Apr 16th 2021, 5:29 PM 210 Views 0 Comments

Former Ireland captain Fiona Coghlan wants to see better pathways put in place in the women’s game.

'Maybe I'm naive, but I'm going out to play France and I want to put on a big performance'
# Beibhinn Parsons
# Beibhinn Parsons

'Maybe I'm naive, but I'm going out to play France and I want to put on a big performance'

Apr 16th 2021, 5:28 PM 1,435 Views 1 Comment

Eyes? Pressure? Les Bleues? Bring them all on, says Ireland’s 19-year-old star woman, Béibhinn Parsons.

'I am a bit of the eternal optimist. But like everyone, there is always a balance'
# Sene Naoupu
# Sene Naoupu

'I am a bit of the eternal optimist. But like everyone, there is always a balance'

Apr 16th 2021, 5:27 PM 6,361 Views 1 Comment

Sene Naoupu on being grateful, growing the game, and taking on France.

Ireland find cohesion in time for France face-off with Six Nations title decider on the line
# Preview
# Preview

Ireland find cohesion in time for France face-off with Six Nations title decider on the line

Apr 16th 2021, 5:08 PM 64 Views 0 Comments

Adam Griggs’ side welcome the French to Energia Park this afternoon.

'She was one of a kind': Why Rosie Stewart's legacy still lives on for Irish women's rugby
# Trailblazers
# Trailblazers

'She was one of a kind': Why Rosie Stewart's legacy still lives on for Irish women's rugby

Apr 16th 2021, 5:07 PM 159 Views 0 Comments

In the third part of our new series, we hear how the former Ireland player played a pivotal role in Ulster before her tragic passing at the age of 33.

'She has this rawness to her... Imagine where she could get to in even four or five years'
# Brian O'Driscoll
# Brian O'Driscoll

'She has this rawness to her... Imagine where she could get to in even four or five years'

Apr 16th 2021, 5:05 PM 449 Views 0 Comments

Brian O’Driscoll reflects on Ireland’s performance against Wales and looks ahead to the challenge that France will pose.

What can Ireland expect from France in their Six Nations showdown in Dublin?
# Challenge
# Challenge

What can Ireland expect from France in their Six Nations showdown in Dublin?

Apr 16th 2021, 4:50 PM 2,975 Views 0 Comments

The winner of tomorrow’s clash in Dublin will advance into the final against England.

# w6n - Thursday 15 April, 2021

Ireland's youngsters have the star quality to elevate and transcend the XVs scene
# Raw Materials
# Raw Materials

Ireland's youngsters have the star quality to elevate and transcend the XVs scene

Apr 15th 2021, 8:34 PM 3,362 Views 0 Comments

Look no further than Ballinasloe RFC to see signs of Béibhinn Parsons’ potential influence on women’s rugby, and indeed women’s sport.

'No better feeling for Hannah to win Player of the Match when she was supposed to get married'
# Put A Ring On It
# Put A Ring On It

'No better feeling for Hannah to win Player of the Match when she was supposed to get married'

Apr 15th 2021, 5:56 PM 4,720 Views 0 Comments

Adam Griggs pays tribute to the Ireland out-half who impressed against Wales after her nuptials were postponed.

Ireland unchanged for France with highly-rated Murphy Crowe in line for debut
# Team News
# Team News

Ireland unchanged for France with highly-rated Murphy Crowe in line for debut

Apr 15th 2021, 2:59 PM 3,725 Views 1 Comment

Adam Griggs has kept faith with the same starting XV which beat Wales 45-0.

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