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#Women's Rugby

# womens-rugby - Saturday 9 March, 2019

Ireland look to defence for next building block against France

The attack functioned for Adam Grigg’s side in the loss to Italy, but against the formidable French Ireland will have to pick their battles.

# womens-rugby - Wednesday 6 March, 2019

Globe-trotting Considine a rugby convert no more

The Clare woman first sampled 15-a-side international rugby in 2017 and went travelling after that year’s World Cup. She has returned all the better for the experience.

# womens-rugby - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

Ireland Women suffer double injury blow as they bid to bounce back after Italy defeat

Centre Michelle Claffey required surgery on the ankle injury picked up in Italy, while Leah Lyons will be sidelined with a shoulder issue.

# womens-rugby - Monday 4 March, 2019

Australia women's captain Patu banned for biting arm of international team-mate Making A Mark This post contains videos

Australia women's captain Patu banned for biting arm of international team-mate

Video footage was damning for Patu, though the minimum sentence for the offence was halved by the disciplinary committee.

# womens-rugby - Sunday 24 February, 2019

Six-try Railway halt Blackrock's winning run, Maz' attack earns bonus point for Belvo

Here’s what you may have missed in the 12th round of women’s AIL fixtures this weekend.

# womens-rugby - Saturday 23 February, 2019

Italian Women produce brilliant attacking display to take first win over Ireland

Adam Griggs’ side take two bonus points away from Parma, but will rue defensive errors which led to a thrilling Italy win.

# womens-rugby - Monday 11 February, 2019

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.

# womens-rugby - Wednesday 23 January, 2019

17-year-old Parsons set for 7s World Series debut as Ireland head for Sydney

The young flyer is one of three players travelling after being involved in Six Nations prep with the 15-a-side team.

# womens-rugby - Sunday 20 January, 2019

Ireland step up Six Nations preparations with five-try win over Wales

Adam Griggs’ side picked up a confidence-boosting result at Donnybrook this afternoon.

# womens-rugby - Thursday 3 January, 2019

RFU unveil 28 women given full-time professional contracts

Simon Middleton announced his 35-strong Six Nations squad today.

# womens-rugby - Sunday 9 December, 2018

Tight at the top! Old Belvedere complete back-to-back wins over AIL leaders

Blackrock also recorded a big win in the Women’s AIL this weekend.

# womens-rugby - Friday 30 November, 2018

Ireland edged by England in thriller on disappointing day in Dubai

Anthony Eddy’s side finished the women’s tournament in eighth place, but ran England and France close along the way.

# womens-rugby - Thursday 29 November, 2018

Ireland shaded by New Zealand, but progress to face Canada in quarter-final clash at Dubai 7s

The Black Ferns were clinical, scoring two tries either side of half-time to swing the pool decider away from Ireland.

# womens-rugby - Saturday 24 November, 2018

Ireland face 'one of the biggest challenges in women's rugby' at Twickenham

Adam Griggs’ side conclude their two-game November schedule against England this evening.

# womens-rugby - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

Irish rugby aims for 20% female representation with new 'Women in Rugby' plan

The IRFU has released its action plan for the women’s game over the next five years.

# womens-rugby - Saturday 22 September, 2018

'We wanted to give these players a high-performance environment'

Ireland Women head coach Adam Griggs is leading the ‘emerging talent day’ at Abbottstown.

# womens-rugby - Monday 17 September, 2018

Olympic pathway confirmed for Irish 7s rugby hopefuls

A European tournament or World Rugby repechage will serve as Ireland’s best chance of qualifying for Tokyo 2020.

'A big step': England hand out 28 full-time contracts to women's squad

The RFU say they want to drive growth in the women’s game at every level.

# womens-rugby - Tuesday 11 September, 2018

Leinster hope to see women's inter-pros expanded from three rounds

Head coach Ben Armstrong says his players are keen for more inter-provincial fixtures in the future.

# womens-rugby - Thursday 30 August, 2018

'We had 1,050 girls playing rugby. It's been a big success'

Nora Stapleton explains how the ‘Give It a Try’ campaign worked out over the summer.

# womens-rugby - Wednesday 1 August, 2018

'We're all equal... A female coach with a female team shows it's not all male-orientated'

Clondalkin RFC have ambitions to grow the female side of their club in the coming years.

# womens-rugby - Tuesday 31 July, 2018

AIL season takes shape as IRFU unveil men and women's fixture list

The new club season will get under way on 28 September with the men’s division 1 kicking off a week later.

# womens-rugby - Saturday 21 July, 2018

Blyde scythes, Woodman wonderful as New Zealand shut out Ireland

After a brilliant win over England, defeat sends Ireland Women to the 5-8th place play-offs.

# womens-rugby - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

IRFU says dates on offer in Australia 'didn't fit with the women's plan'

The union turned down an invitation of a three-Test tour Down Under this month.

# womens-rugby - Saturday 9 June, 2018

Murphy Crowe strikes twice to deliver Challenge Trophy for Ireland at Paris 7s

Ireland remained calm under pressure to finish on a high note at the World Series event.

# womens-rugby - Wednesday 23 May, 2018

November Tests return for Ireland Women with USA set to visit Dublin

Adam Griggs’ side will face the world’s fifth-ranked team the day after Ireland’s men host the All Blacks.

17 World Cup winners among 28 professional contracts for New Zealand women

The group of 28 does not include the country’s Sevens stars who bolstered their push for the World Cup in Ireland.

# womens-rugby - Sunday 15 April, 2018

'You go to school and you'll always get comments with your weight. It wasn't a very positive time'

Leah Lyons talks to The42 about Ireland’s Six Nations campaign and why she decided to call out a spectator who made a horrible remark about her.

# womens-rugby - Sunday 25 March, 2018

Ireland internationals inspire Railway Union to All-Ireland glory

Blackrock and Tullamore also claimed silverware at Dubarry Park yesterday.

# womens-rugby - Friday 16 March, 2018

Swapping basketball for rugby and drawing inspiration from Special Olympics to pursue nursing

Aoife McDermott has been named to start in Ireland’s last Six Nations game of the 2018 campaign.

# womens-rugby - Saturday 3 February, 2018

Powerful France hold Ireland Women to nil

Les Bleus put Ireland through a severe opening Six Nations Test.

# womens-rugby - 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.

# womens-rugby - Friday 22 December, 2017

Sophie Spence announces retirement from international rugby after omission from Six Nations squad

‘I had hoped to finish my career after playing in one last Six Nations, but it is not to be.’

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.

# womens-rugby - Saturday 16 December, 2017

Tears of joy as Munster regain Interpro title after scoring difference is required to pip Leinster

It’s been a superb first season in charge for Laura Guest.

# womens-rugby - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

Here are the 2018 Six Nations fixtures for the Ireland Women and U20 teams

Both sides will finish off with games against England on St Patrick’s Day weekend.

# womens-rugby - Friday 17 November, 2017

'A massive step' - Shannon RFC to field first-ever U20 women's team in Ireland

They’ll make their bow next Wednesday week.

# womens-rugby - Monday 13 November, 2017

It's been a difficult road for Tullamore but there were jubilant scenes as they secured first AIL win

Elsewhere, Alison Miller grabbed five tries as Old Belvedere ran riot.

# womens-rugby - Friday 10 November, 2017

Leinster's Adam Griggs named as new Ireland Women's XV head coach

New Zealander takes charge until the end of the 2018 Six Nations.

# womens-rugby - Sunday 5 November, 2017

Champions UL Bohs make it five wins from five with impressive show against Belvo

There were plenty of tries and no shortage of exciting action in the Women’s All-Ireland League over the weekend.

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