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(...)

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 (...)

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. (...)

Ireland coach Philip Doyle said of the US team: ‘They’re bigger, heavier and more powerful than us’. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

USA v Ireland, Marcoussis, 4pm (Irish time) Live TG4 “It’s win or bust,” said Ireland coach Philip Doyle. “A must-win game if we are to have any exp(...)

 Safi N’Diaye (second right), will be a key player for France in tonight’s Women’s Six Nations game against Ireland in Pau. Photograph:   Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

Ireland must win tonight by at least 20 points – anything less and they would need five tries while conceding no(...)

Ireland scrumhalf Larissa Muldoon, seen here scoring a try against England at Twickenham, returns to the starting side to play France in Pau on Friday. Photograph:   James Crombie/Inpho

Ireland women’s coach Philip Doyle has made three changes and one positional change to the side that ran out convincing winners against Italy at th(...)

 Ireland’s Larissa Muldoon celebrates scoring her try against England in the  Women’s Six Nations match at Twickenham on Saturday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

England 17 Ireland 10: There are moments in a game that resonate. The sight of Ni(...)

Ireland scrumhalf Larissa Muldoon touches down to score a try during the Six Nations match against England at Twickenham. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Rugby round-up: Ireland’s hopes of defending the Women’s Six Nations Grand Slam and Triple Crown ended at Twickenham on Saturday evening as Englan(...)

Ashleigh Baxter will start on the right wing against England in Saturday evening’s Six Nations clash at Twickenham. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland women’s head coach Philip Doyle has made two changes to the side that earned a hard fought victory against Wales last time out for Satu(...)