The IRFU are out scouring the GAA’s playing fields to unearth some little gems like Alison Miller (above).

Interviewing three wise men about women’s rugby in one sitting has its challenges. For starters, they all have something to say. And in IRFU di(...)

 Ireland’s Lynne Cantwell and Fiona Coghlan with the mascots ahead of the game against Scotland. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The IRB have revealed three pathways in which the Ireland Women’s Sevens squad can qualify for the Rio Olympics in 2016.The top four in the 2015 worl(...)

Gemma Crowley, right, coach to Ireland’s Grand Slam winning team, will be hoping for more success with her Ireland squad at the 2013 Rugby World Cup Sevens which is underway in Moscow. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

With rugby set to return to the Olympics at Rio in 2016, here’s something to consider: who are the current Olympic rugby champions? I t’s the USA, who(...)

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(...)

Ireland’s Lynne Cantwell (second left)
celebrates the win over France in Ashbourne with team-mates Niamh Kavanagh, Joy Neville and Gillian Burke. Photograph:
Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Note to Áras an Uachtaráin: any plans to host the Grand Slam winners should be postponed for at least a fortnight. Regardless of tomorro(...)