Morten Espersen, the Ireland high-performance director, has made a passionate plea to clubs to postpone the Irish Championships next year until after (...)

Grace Davitt and Lynne Cantwell after Ireland’s remarkable defeat of the All Blacks in the 2014 World Cup. Photograph: Inpho

From there to here is some journey. The Women’s Rugby World Cup comes to Belfast via Dublin in 2017. Even slipping into the recent past, February 2(...)

Sinead Jennings: will face Siobhán McCrohan in a race to land a spot as Ireland lightweight single sculler at the European Championships. Photo: Inpho/Getty

Queen’s Regatta returns after a year’s absence to the Irish rowing calendar tomorrow on the 1,500 metre Castlewellan course. The regatta will not be(...)

Claire Lambe and Denise Walsh of Ireland have been at a training camp at Varese in Italy. Photograph: Getty Images.

Two big heads of the river give Irish rowers plenty of chances to get out on the water and compete over the next eight days. The St Michael’s head of(...)

Tom Tierney, coach of Ireland women, as well as Glenstal Abbey and Cork Constitution, says it has taken a lot of work to fit them all into his schedule. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

You may remember Tom Tierney. Heading off to Australia for the 1999 summer tour that gave us Brian O’Driscoll the Garryowen scrumhalf seemed destined(...)

Former Ireland scrumhalf Tom Tierney has been appointed head coach of the Ireland women’s rugby team. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Former Ireland scrumhalf Tom Tierney has been appointed the head coach of the senior women’s team by the IRFU.Tierney, who played eight times for Irel(...)

Ireland’s backroom team during the 2014 Women’s Rugby World Cup. The side currently has no coaches.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan

In a move that should, in theory, prove hugely beneficial for women’s rugby in Ireland, the IRFU have moved the 15-a-side game from their domestic gam(...)

Andrew Trimble has been honoured as the 2014 Player of the Year at the 28th Guinness Rugby Writers of Ireland Awards in the Guinness Storehouse, there(...)

Ireland’s Jenny Murphy: “We want to build on the World Cup.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

Despite the IRFU stating during the women’s World Cup last August that a new Ireland coaching team would be in place a month after the tournament, no(...)

Ireland captain Fiona Coghlan with  Paula Fitzpatrick after yesterday’s 25-18 loss to France in Paris. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

Remember the Pau story from 2012? A reminder might be needed because not too many people were keeping tabs on the Ireland women’s rugby team way back(...)