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#Women's Rugby

# womens-rugby - Sunday 8 March, 2020

'Ireland need to qualify for a World Cup and I wanted to be a better player'

Clare woman Edel McMahon is feeling the benefits of moving away to play with Wasps.

# womens-rugby - Sunday 23 February, 2020

Peat and Naoupu injured as Ireland Women held to nil by five-try England

Adam Griggs’ side were outclassed and suffered their first defeat of the year.

# womens-rugby - Sunday 9 February, 2020

IRFU issue apology after Wales left with cold showers in Donnybrook

The IRFU have blamed the issue on a problem with the water heater in the Wales changing room.

# womens-rugby - Saturday 8 February, 2020

Djougang poised to make another big impact for Ireland

The Rush woman was grateful to the Donnybrook crowd that kept her going when her ‘lungs were bursting, body is screaming.’

# womens-rugby - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

Welsh woe in November 'gave us the kick up the ass to work hard over Christmas'

Adam Griggs’ side are chasing a repeat of the 2018 win over Wales. They have only beaten Scotland since.

# womens-rugby - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

Tyrrell goes straight from 7s to 15s squad as Ireland wait on injured trio

Eimear Considine will face a fitness test later this week, while Cliodhna Moloney is progressing through concussion RTP protocols.

'There's more in us,' says Naoupu after birthday battle

'There's more in us,' says Naoupu after birthday battle

The Ireland cente turned 36 before Ireland beat Scotland, but wasn’t in celebratory mood.

# womens-rugby - Monday 3 February, 2020

'It was definitely ugly at times, but we’ll take it'

Ireland Women’s head coach Adam Griggs was a relieved man after yesterday’s 18-14 win over Scotland.

# womens-rugby - Sunday 2 February, 2020

Hard-tackling Caplice thrilled to help Ireland hang tough until Parsons breakaway

The talismanic back row put 21 tackles into a phenomenal defensive effort from Ireland.

Beibhinn Parsons tilts the balance as Ireland grind out win over Scotland

Beibhinn Parsons tilts the balance as Ireland grind out win over Scotland

A sizzling start had Ireland in control in the first half, but they were left to hang on.

'It's our house': Donnybrook ideal place to start massive year for Ireland Women

Three wins is the stated goal for this year’s Championship. So Ireland Women must make their home a foreboding place for opponents.

# womens-rugby - Saturday 1 February, 2020

'Until you go into the trenches you never know'

'Until you go into the trenches you never know'

After increasingly fiery training sessions and a winter’s worth of talk, Lindsay Peat is ready to pour her all into turning Ireland’s form around.

# womens-rugby - Friday 31 January, 2020

Moloney feeling sharper after injury and exile

The Wasps hooker missed last year’s Six Nations through injury and is eager to sting Scotland.

# womens-rugby - Thursday 2 January, 2020

Another tough campaign ahead for Ireland women as old mentor comes to town

Another tough campaign ahead for Ireland women as old mentor comes to town

Here are your ridiculously early Women’s Six Nations predictions.

# womens-rugby - Thursday 7 November, 2019

Leinster Women to play Christmas fixture at Twickenham alongside Premiership clash

Ben Armstrong’s side will take on in-form Harlequins after a Premiership fixture.

# womens-rugby - Thursday 24 October, 2019

New forwards, defence coach on board as Ireland Women head for training camp with Doyle's Scotland

Adam Griggs has eight uncapped players hoping to make an impression ahead of a November Test against Wales.

# womens-rugby - Wednesday 23 October, 2019

Men and women's 7s squads to be put through their paces at RugbyX

The inaugural tournament will be played out next Tuesday in London.

# womens-rugby - Saturday 5 October, 2019

'I don’t think you ever lose the girl that was there on her first day'

Before Ireland Women kick off their 7s World Series campaign, we caught up with Lucy Mulhall to chat about the value of experience, youth and arduous altitude training.

# womens-rugby - Saturday 28 September, 2019

Training camps with France and Scotland can prove 'enormously valuable,' says Eddy

Adam Griggs’ side have just one Test match set for November.

# womens-rugby - Thursday 26 September, 2019

Grace Miller among 10 uncapped women in Ireland training squad

Ireland’s training camps will take on a greater importance in the weeks ahead with only one Test match scheduled for November.

# womens-rugby - Thursday 19 September, 2019

Ireland Women left with just one November Test after being 'let down badly'

The 15-a-side team will take on Wales on 10 November in UCD.

# womens-rugby - Saturday 14 September, 2019

'We do need more than one AIL club in Munster': Considine hoping to light the way in inter-pro semi-finals

The international fullback captains the southern province against Connacht in Templeville Road today.

# womens-rugby - Friday 13 September, 2019

Ulster unafraid ahead of daunting semi-final clash with Leinster

‘There’s nothing they did that we couldn’t have a response to,’ says Beth Cregan after looking back on the loss to Leinster in the round robin stage.

# womens-rugby - Saturday 31 August, 2019

Megan Williams try helps Leinster maintain perfect inter-pro record with win away to Munster

Connacht are next up for Munster after the western province forced a win in Ulster.

# womens-rugby - Saturday 24 August, 2019

Scorching Sheehan double gives Munster win in Connacht as Leinster see off Ulster Women's Inter-pros This post contains videos

Scorching Sheehan double gives Munster win in Connacht as Leinster see off Ulster

Molly Scuffil McCabe set Leinster on course for a convincing win in Armagh.

# womens-rugby - Wednesday 21 August, 2019

Women's Rugby World Cup set for gender-neutral rebrand

This change will be applied to their Sevens World Cup competitions as well.

# womens-rugby - Saturday 17 August, 2019

'It's gone from the drinking culture and we want to go to that elite level'

Nora Stapleton, Maz Reilly, Ailis Egan and Cathy Murphy will coach the Dublin club this season.

# womens-rugby - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

Senior-capped Beibhinn Parsons leads Ireland U18 7s at World Games

This year marks the fifth edition of the multi-sport event in Paris.

# womens-rugby - Tuesday 2 July, 2019

Spence finds green pastures in coaching after sour end to international career

Having thrived in the engine room with Ireland, Spence is coaching with Penclawdd men’s team in Wales.

# womens-rugby - Wednesday 29 May, 2019

Olympic qualification countdown continues with Ireland men and women's squads set for Paris 7s

Anthony Eddy has fresh faces on board as his men embark on another testing tournament.

# womens-rugby - Saturday 20 April, 2019

Murphy Crowe hits form to help Ireland 7s battle into quarter-finals Big In Japan This post contains videos

Murphy Crowe hits form to help Ireland 7s battle into quarter-finals

A big win over Fiji to start the day made all the difference as France await in the quarter-finals.

# womens-rugby - Monday 25 March, 2019

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.

# 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.

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