Connacht coach Pat Lam has had to utilise his full squad for the Pro12 game at Thomond Park against Munster. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

Guinness Pro12 Munster v Connacht Thomond Park, 5.15 Live on Sky Sports 1 Scanning Connacht’s injury list and it’s not difficult to see how Pat Lam(...)

Niamh Briggs with the Six Nations trophy Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho 5:25

Niamh Briggs hobbles down the stairs carrying the Six Nations trophy and a limp. She’s not sure just yet what’s ailing her leg but she declines the of(...)

If the essence of the best sporting drama is great skill, unfortunate mistakes, nail-biting anxiety and unfettered joy, the final weekend of the 2015 (...)

Larissa Muldoon, Sophie Spence, Gillian Bourke and Ailis Egan celebrate at the final whistle in Broadwood Stadium, Cumbernauld. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho 5:25

“Oh sorry! Did I get blood on you?” A smiling Jenny Murphy, with red-stained teeth, remains thoughtful despite euphoric celebrations just moments afte(...)

Tom Tierney talking to the Irish backs during the captain’s run recently. The Grand Slam may have slipped out of reach but a second Six Nations in three years is within touching distance. Photograph: INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Let’s briefly revisit the French visit to Ashbourne in February. Not to highlight the floodlight failure again but to reveal its positive impact.Unbek(...)

Ireland’s Sophie Spence. “You can only get better if you are playing at that level against international sides.” Photograph: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

There is a plan. What it is will be revealed in due course but neither Ireland coach Tom Tierney nor Sophie Spence envisage Sunday’s Six Nations titl(...)

Ireland captain and fullback Niamh Briggs clears her lines during the Women’s  Six Nations match against Wales  at St Helen’s  in Swansea. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

RTÉ have confirmed they will broadcast Sunday’s Ireland versus Scotland Women’s Six Nations match live from Broadwood stadium, just outside Glasgow ((...)

Ireland wing Alison Miller: “It was always going to be a time when other players stepped up.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

RTÉ is “investigating” the possibility of televising the Ireland women’s Six Nations decider against Scotland at Broadwood stadium on Sunday (kick-(...)

Wales 0 Ireland 20Ireland put themselves firmly into Women’s Six Nations title contention as they ground out an ultimately comfortable win to end Wale(...)

Ireland will be without Katie Fitzhenry for Six Nations tie against Wales. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland Women go in pursuit of successive away Six Nations wins for the first time in two years against Wales on Sunday - but they will have to do so (...)