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# wrwc2017 - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

IRFU seek new women's head coach but only on a part-time basis for six months

The role was advertised seven weeks after Tom Tierney stood down.

# wrwc2017 - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

Nora Stapleton the latest player to wave goodbye after illustrious Irish rugby career

With several other players retiring and coach Tom Tierney resigning, it’s quite the transitional period for the women’s team.

# wrwc2017 - Monday 28 August, 2017

Best player, best try and more of The42's WRWC awards Black Tie This post contains videos

Best player, best try and more of The42's WRWC awards

It’s all over for four more years, here are some of the women who made the last three weeks a joy to watch.

# wrwc2017 - Sunday 27 August, 2017

Watch: All the highlights from last night's thrilling 11-try World Cup final in Belfast Champagne Rugby This post contains videos

# wrwc2017 - Saturday 26 August, 2017

Tierney walks away after torrid World Cup calling for bigger, better athletes to play for Ireland

On a day when Ireland’s World Cup preparations were criticised by now retired prop Ruth O’Reilly, Tierney maintained he was proud of the work he had done.

The bitter end: Late rally from Ireland not enough to salvage consolation from home World Cup

Wales ensured Ireland finish eighth at their home World Cup and will have to go through a qualification process for the next edition.

Drive for seventh place needn't mean the legacy of this World Cup is lost

There’s plenty about the women’s game that is going in the right direction, but all rugby stakeholders should feel invested in growing it further.

# wrwc2017 - Friday 25 August, 2017

Naoupu on the bench as Ireland aim for seventh on final day of World Cup action

Head coach Tom Tierney has made four changes, two enforced by concussion injuries.

# wrwc2017 - Wednesday 23 August, 2017

Ireland coach Tom Tierney facing post-World Cup review to determine future

‘We’ll wait and see where that takes me,’ says Tierney.

# wrwc2017 - Tuesday 22 August, 2017

England edge Titanic tussle with France to book place in World Cup final

The defending champions dug deep to break down the heroic French defence in Belfast.

Wonderful Woodman scores four as Black Ferns march back into World Cup final

New Zealand scored seven tries on their way to the final, where they will face either England or France on Saturday.

# wrwc2017 - Friday 18 August, 2017

Pace, power and outstanding offloading - the top 5 tries from yesterday's WRWC action Try Time This post contains videos

# wrwc2017 - Monday 14 August, 2017

TV viewing figures rise as Ireland's World Cup campaign gathers momentum

And Thursday’s Pool decider against France will be the first women’s game to be shown live on prime time French television.

# wrwc2017 - Sunday 13 August, 2017

The size of Ireland's task underlined as France clinically dispatch Australia

Les Blues will take some stopping in Thursday’s Pool C decider.

Ireland dig themselves out of jail with big second-half comeback against Japan

Tom Tierney’s side scored 24 unanswered points after the break to keep their World Cup campaign on track. Just.

Just the eight! Try-scoring machine Woodman produces Sunday Best at Belfield

‘The forwards do all the hard work, it’s easy for us to cross the line.’

# wrwc2017 - Thursday 10 August, 2017

Ireland's magnificent Maz leads our World Cup team of matchday 1

Here are the players who stood out on the opening day of the tournament.

A night of noise, colour and drama but there's much more to come from Ireland

It wasn’t pretty, but Ireland did enough to get the job done and launch their World Cup campaign on a winning note.

# wrwc2017 - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

As it happened: Ireland make seriously hard work of Australia but open WRWC with win

Ireland face Australia in their opening fixture at the Women’s Rugby World Cup on home soil. Follow us for updates.

# wrwc2017 - Thursday 3 August, 2017

Youthful, confident and dangerous, Japan are out to make their mark at World Cup

We take a closer look at the second of Ireland’s Pool C opponents.

# wrwc2017 - Monday 31 July, 2017

Niamh Briggs ruled out of World Cup with injury

The Ireland captain missed the Six Nations with a separate injury.

# wrwc2017 - Tuesday 20 September, 2016

'We're training to be world champions' - Ireland lock Spence

The Old Belvedere clubwoman would love the opportunity to turn professional.