Claire Molloy: “This game, England in a world cup semi-final, this is our dream. We now know we can beat New Zealand, so why not England as well?” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

It would be Claire Molloy who caught hypothermia. You might have seen the picture. A bitterly cold, wet and windy day in a town called Parabiagio, (...)

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 Barrington’s Hospital Great Limerick Run started at the People’s Park today: Photograph: Sean Curtin FusionShooters

For most of us, running a marathon is a lifetime achievement, but, for Great Limerick Run winner Lezan Kimutai, running the 26-mile road race was “eas(...)

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 goes over against England in last year’s Six Nations game in Ashbourne.

Saturday will be our second time playing at Twickenham. Ten years ago we were the undercard so now we are the main event, right? But seriously (...)

 Ireland’s Claire Molloy, Lynne Cantwell and Gillian Bourke celebrate another victory. Photograph:   Dan Sheridan/Inpho

RTÉ Two will have live coverage of the Women’s Six Nations Championship match between England and Ireland at Twickenham on Saturday week (6.20(...)

Ireland’s Joy Neville, Lynne Cantwell, Jenny Murphy and Nora Stapleton celebrate the Six Nations grand slam win in Parabiago, Milan, last year. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

This will be my last year playing for Ireland. I’m entering campaign number 13. I like the sound of that already. That’s my number. It’s my 12th Six N(...)

The Irish team after it won the Grand Slam in Milan in March last year;. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

A day in the life of the Irish rugby squad. Up at the crack of dawn for a session in the gym, a full day of work or studies, then a training session i(...)

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(...)

At the press conference promoting this year’s  RBS Women’s Six Nations Rugby Championship at the Hurlingham Club, in London,were, left to right, Marie Alice Yahe of France, Silvia Gaudino of Italy, Philippa Tuttiett of Wales, Fiona Coghlan of Ireland, Katy McLean of England and Tracey Balmer of Scotland. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Retaining a title is always tougher than winning it for the first time, all the more so when it was an historic Grand Slam. Try as she might at yes(...)