Tania Rosser’s versatility allows the Blackrock veteran move from scrumhalf to outhalf. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It’s a necessary risk but Ireland coach Philip Doyle has dramatically altered his team to face Kazakhstan in tomorrow’s final Pool B match in Marcouss(...)

Lynne Cantwell training at FFR HQ, Marcoussis. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The Ireland team to play the USA in the opening Pool B game in the IRB Women’s Rugby World Cup tomorrow (4.0, Irish time) at Marcoussis outside Paris (...)

The Ireland women’s rugby squad gets in some scrummaging during a training session at FFR headquarters at Marcoussis, Paris ahead of Friday’s IRB World Cup clash against the USA. Photograph: Dan Sheridan

Sometime around 2007 Fiona Hayes went into a maul during a UL Bohemians match against Shannon. She came out with the ball and, as she describes it, “(...)

Tania Rosser back after four year retirement. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Tania Rosser is a surprise yet invigorating addition to Ireland’s World Cup squad ahead of next month’s tournament in Marcoussis, just outside Paris. (...)

The Irish women’s team celebrate their victory over Italy which clinched the Grand Slam in  Parabiago, Milan last year.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

When our coach Philip “Goose” Doyle came before us last Thursday evening with “This lady doesn’t need any introduction...” a ripple of exciteme(...)

Lynne Cantwell is no longer the only Exile in the defending Six Nations starting XV. Ireland coach Philip Doyle has added Cantwell’s Richmond RFC team(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said last month he hoped Moody’s would raise the country from junk in early 2014 after Ireland exited the bailout programme in December. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Government may be left disappointed by Moody’s Investors Service, as analysts forecast the ratings company will leave the country’s credit ranking(...)