Ireland’s Nora Stapleton, Ashleigh Baxter and Niamh Briggs celebrate at the final whistle following the victory over New Zealand at the FFR headquarters in Marcoussis. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

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Claire Molloy became the first woman to score a try at the Aviva Stadium, touching down against Italy. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Being a part of last weekend’s farewell to Brian O’Driscoll, the greatest rugby player Ireland has ever known, was one of the most incredible e(...)

Ireland’s Alison Miller in action against France. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

They are selling a dream of Rio. Neatly packaged, lavishly funded, hard work required but no experience necessary, the IRFU has moved from thei(...)