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(...)

Nora Stapleton returns at outhalf for Ireland’s Women’s World Cup semi-final against England in Paris on Wednesday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland coach Philip Doyle has named the same starting XV that beat New Zealand for Wednesday’s Women’s World Cup semi-final against England in Paris (...)

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’s Marie Louise Reilly: expects a tough test  against a powerful American team in today’s opening World Cup game.

Standing at 6ft 3ins, Marie Louise Reilly cuts an imposing figure. At the French rugby headquarters in Marcoussis yesterday, she was also a relaxed on(...)

 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(...)