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#Women's Rugby

# womens-rugby - Saturday 10 April, 2021

'It was a lot of hard graft’: The groundbreakers who paved the way for Irish women's rugby
# Trailblazers
# Trailblazers

'It was a lot of hard graft’: The groundbreakers who paved the way for Irish women's rugby

Updated Apr 10th 2021, 12:18 PM 24,503 Views 4 Comments

In the first part of our new series, Trailblazers, we hear about their humble beginnings, merging with the IRFU and the journey still ahead.

# womens-rugby - Friday 9 April, 2021

'We have to get the ball into their hands' - Griggs wants his Ireland team to entertain
# Ireland Women
# Ireland Women

'We have to get the ball into their hands' - Griggs wants his Ireland team to entertain

Apr 9th 2021, 7:00 AM 5,738 Views 3 Comments

The head coach is hoping his squad can reap the benefits of all their time together on the training pitch.

# womens-rugby - Saturday 3 April, 2021

England and France overpower opposition on Six Nations opening day
# Red Roses
# Red Roses

England and France overpower opposition on Six Nations opening day

Updated Apr 3rd 2021, 10:16 PM 10,594 Views 10 Comments

Jess Breach scored the pick England’s eight tries against Scotland,while Caroline Boujard ran in a hat-trick for France against Wales.

# womens-rugby - Friday 2 April, 2021

Women's Six Nations: 10 players to watch as the tournament kicks off at last
# The Big Kick-Off
# The Big Kick-Off

Women's Six Nations: 10 players to watch as the tournament kicks off at last

Updated Apr 2nd 2021, 10:48 AM 4,425 Views 0 Comments

We look at some of the most exciting players ready to take the stage in this year’s tournament.

# womens-rugby - Wednesday 31 March, 2021

A momentous but challenging few years lie ahead for the game
# Grow The Game
# Grow The Game

A momentous but challenging few years lie ahead for the game

Mar 31st 2021, 7:36 PM 3,099 Views 0 Comments

The Six Nations is back this weekend, the World Cup comes next year, then WXV launches in 2023.

# womens-rugby - Sunday 28 March, 2021

'One of the hardest things is loneliness for patients. We're used to seeing a relative hold their hand'
# Interview
# Interview

'One of the hardest things is loneliness for patients. We're used to seeing a relative hold their hand'

Updated Mar 28th 2021, 10:30 AM 28,231 Views 2 Comments

Claire Molloy speaks to The42 about working as a doctor during the Covid-19 pandemic and the prospect of a women’s Lions team.

# womens-rugby - Tuesday 16 March, 2021

WXV, the new three-tier global women's rugby competition to launch in 2023
# Global
# Global

WXV, the new three-tier global women's rugby competition to launch in 2023

Mar 16th 2021, 9:39 AM 2,614 Views 5 Comments

World Rugby has confirmed the format of an annual 16-team competition.

# womens-rugby - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

Women's Rugby World Cup officially postponed to 2022
# RWC
# RWC

Women's Rugby World Cup officially postponed to 2022

Mar 9th 2021, 3:27 PM 1,590 Views 3 Comments

The decision was made because of the uncertainties surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.

# womens-rugby - Thursday 18 February, 2021

Former Ireland international Lynne Cantwell takes new role with South Africa Rugby
# Boks Office
# Boks Office

Former Ireland international Lynne Cantwell takes new role with South Africa Rugby

Feb 18th 2021, 2:12 PM 8,212 Views 2 Comments

Cantwell will become SA Rugby’s first High Performance Manager for Women’s Rugby.

# womens-rugby - Tuesday 9 February, 2021

Strong club structure essential for Ireland to make next step up, says Considine
# Women's Rugby
# Women's Rugby

Strong club structure essential for Ireland to make next step up, says Considine

Feb 9th 2021, 10:07 AM 4,296 Views 2 Comments

Eimear Considine will wait well over a year between competitive matches for Ireland.

# womens-rugby - Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Dane immersed in rugby and ready for another tough Test run
# 6 Nations
# 6 Nations

Dane immersed in rugby and ready for another tough Test run

Oct 28th 2020, 12:00 PM 22,062 Views 3 Comments

The Ireland scrum-half hit the ground running despite an eight-month gap between competitive fixtures.

# womens-rugby - Friday 23 October, 2020

France agree to play Women's Six Nations against Ireland in Dublin instead of Lille
# Switch
# Switch

France agree to play Women's Six Nations against Ireland in Dublin instead of Lille

Oct 23rd 2020, 7:51 PM 6,660 Views 3 Comments

Ireland’s final game of the competition was due to take place in Stadium Lille Métropole on Saturday.

# womens-rugby - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Beibhinn Parsons organising her next steps after 'rollercoaster' year of Leaving Cert stress
# Ballinasloe Baller
# Ballinasloe Baller

Beibhinn Parsons organising her next steps after 'rollercoaster' year of Leaving Cert stress

Oct 21st 2020, 6:57 AM 6,095 Views 0 Comments

The 18-year-old was due to skip the second half of the Six Nations, but its postponement means she is back in Ireland’s ranks.

# womens-rugby - Friday 9 October, 2020

World Rugby advises against transgender women playing elite women's rugby
# Policy
# Policy

World Rugby advises against transgender women playing elite women's rugby

Oct 9th 2020, 9:18 PM 10,609 Views 7 Comments

New guidelines have been drawn up to cover the participation of transgender athletes in men and women’s contact rugby.

# womens-rugby - Monday 5 October, 2020

'It's a huge jump going from U18s to senior. There's a massive issue with drop-out'
# U20s
# U20s

'It's a huge jump going from U18s to senior. There's a massive issue with drop-out'

Oct 5th 2020, 3:30 PM 4,387 Views 4 Comments

Rugby Academy Ireland plans to put together the country’s first-ever national U20 team.

# womens-rugby - Wednesday 12 August, 2020

Peat and Parsons return as Ireland Women name Six Nations squad
# Go Again
# Go Again

Peat and Parsons return as Ireland Women name Six Nations squad

Aug 12th 2020, 3:56 PM 4,574 Views 0 Comments

The group will hope to use the remaining fixtures to build towards the December World Cup qualifer.

# womens-rugby - Sunday 8 March, 2020

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

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

Mar 8th 2020, 6:00 AM 3,554 Views 1 Comment

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
# Shut Out
# Shut Out

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

Feb 23rd 2020, 2:45 PM 8,451 Views 3 Comments

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
# In The Cold
# In The Cold

IRFU issue apology after Wales left with cold showers in Donnybrook

Feb 9th 2020, 8:00 PM 51,302 Views 31 Comments

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
# Ever Ready
# Ever Ready

Djougang poised to make another big impact for Ireland

Feb 8th 2020, 7:05 AM 6,415 Views 2 Comments

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'
# Red Alert
# Red Alert

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

Feb 5th 2020, 6:00 AM 3,914 Views 0 Comments

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
# 6 Nations
# 6 Nations

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

Feb 4th 2020, 12:15 PM 5,133 Views 0 Comments

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

Feb 4th 2020, 7:00 AM 3,777 Views 1 Comment

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'
# Hard Fought
# Hard Fought

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

Feb 3rd 2020, 7:15 AM 4,734 Views 1 Comment

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
# Footwork
# Footwork

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

Feb 2nd 2020, 6:30 PM 5,572 Views 2 Comments

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

Feb 2nd 2020, 3:17 PM 31,705 Views 18 Comments

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
# Fortress
# Fortress

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

Feb 2nd 2020, 12:31 AM 4,400 Views 0 Comments

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'

Feb 1st 2020, 8:33 AM 3,484 Views 3 Comments

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
# 6 Nations
# 6 Nations

Moloney feeling sharper after injury and exile

Jan 31st 2020, 9:10 AM 2,714 Views 0 Comments

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

Jan 2nd 2020, 9:00 AM 3,722 Views 1 Comment

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
# 'quins The Season
# 'quins The Season

Leinster Women to play Christmas fixture at Twickenham alongside Premiership clash

Nov 7th 2019, 12:47 PM 5,402 Views 1 Comment

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
# Building Up
# Building Up

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

Oct 24th 2019, 5:57 PM 4,631 Views 1 Comment

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
# ANOTHER GEAR
# ANOTHER GEAR

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

Oct 23rd 2019, 4:24 PM 9,965 Views 5 Comments

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'
# Higher And Higher
# Higher And Higher

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

Oct 5th 2019, 12:30 PM 9,779 Views 0 Comments

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
# Women's Rugby
# Women's Rugby

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

Sep 28th 2019, 3:50 PM 4,513 Views 0 Comments

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
# November Tests
# November Tests

Grace Miller among 10 uncapped women in Ireland training squad

Sep 26th 2019, 10:54 AM 3,470 Views 0 Comments

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'
# International Rugby
# International Rugby

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

Sep 19th 2019, 12:33 PM 8,052 Views 0 Comments

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
# Women's Rugby
# Women's Rugby

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

Sep 14th 2019, 1:10 AM 4,724 Views 0 Comments

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
# Women's Inter-pros
# Women's Inter-pros

Ulster unafraid ahead of daunting semi-final clash with Leinster

Sep 13th 2019, 3:21 PM 2,331 Views 0 Comments

‘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
# Women's Rugby
# Women's Rugby

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

Aug 31st 2019, 8:44 PM 5,262 Views 0 Comments

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

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