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Dublin: 8 °C Tuesday 19 November, 2019

#Women's Rugby

# 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.

# 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.

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