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#World Cup countdown

# world-cup-countdown - Sunday 2 June, 2019

‘They weren't expecting a female referee. They said, 'Hello, Michael!’ I was like, no, my name's Michelle’

Michelle O’Neill became the first Irish woman to referee at a World Cup four years ago. This month in France she will officiate at her second finals.

# world-cup-countdown - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

Here's what to expect when the Women's World Cup comes to Ireland

2017 can’t come soon enough.

# world-cup-countdown - Saturday 8 November, 2014

All Blacks show champion quality to edge out England

After conceding an early wonder try, New Zealand hit back with scores from Aaron Cruden and Richie McCaw.