Niamh Briggs: Ireland’s captain reverts from centre to fullback for for the clash against Scotland. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho

Women's Six Nations: Ireland v Scotland, Donnybrook, Sunday, 1pm Not a memorable campaign as the dethroned champions can only, realistically, finis(...)

Railway Union’s Kim Flood will make her debut for Ireland at fullback against Italy at Donnybrook on Sunday. Photograph:   Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ireland coach Tom Tierney has included two new caps in his back three for Sunday’s Six Nations clash with Italy at Donnybrook (1pm). In total there ar(...)

Lucy Mulhall: “You’re just playing away with Wicklow and your club and you don’t see an Olympics in your future.” Photograph: Inpho.

Lucy Mulhall’s life changed with an email. She hadn’t asked for it, nor had she any idea it might be headed her way. She was a second-year radiation t(...)

Ireland captain Niamh Briggs with the Six  Nations trophy. Briggs is the March Sportswoman of the Month,  an easy choice both for her own performances and as captain and representative of the 2015 Six Nations champions. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland’s Niamh Briggs is the winner of the Irish Times/Sports Council Sportswoman of the Month award for March, an easy choice both for her own perfo(...)

Ireland coach Tom Tierney won the championship in his first Six Nations campaign. Photograph: Inpho

On a weekend where points came in cloudbursts, it was easy to forget that the game has two sides. So when Tom Tierney is asked how he approached Irela(...)

Wales 0 Ireland 20Ireland put themselves firmly into Women’s Six Nations title contention as they ground out an ultimately comfortable win to end Wale(...)

Jeamie Deacon in action for Blackrock.

She’s had her fair share of memorable moments during her sporting career to date, being flown by private jet to play in a hockey quarter-final for Mic(...)

Alison Miller in action against New Zealand

When Portlaoise native Alison Miller scored Ireland’s second try against New Zealand in last month’s Women’s Rugby World Cup, she immediately etche(...)

Ireland’s Siobhán Fleming, seen here scoring against Kazakhstan, will start against France on Sunday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan / Inpho

Jenny Murphy has recovered from a knee injury to replace Ireland’s Lynne Cantwell ahead of Sunday’s Women’s World Cup third-place play off against Fra(...)

Kay Wilson of England touches down  during the IRB Women’s Rugby World Cup semi-final against   Ireland   at Stade Jean Bouin  in Paris. Photograph:   Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images

Ireland 7 England 40 There can be no complaints. Ireland, the most professional amateur group Joe Schmidt said he has ever encountered, were utterly s(...)