Gordon D’Arcy: Béibhinn Parsons is the gift, IRFU must now do the giving

Professionalism is only way forward for women’s rugby and it must avoid previous pitfalls

Ireland’s Béibhinn Parsons goes past Elinor Snowsill of Wales during the Women’s Six Nations match at  Cardiff Arms Park. Photograph: Robbie Stephenson/Inpho

Ireland’s Béibhinn Parsons goes past Elinor Snowsill of Wales during the Women’s Six Nations match at Cardiff Arms Park. Photograph: Robbie Stephenson/Inpho

Béibhinn Parsons was incredible against Wales.

I am not going to compare her to an Irish player from the past. She is a unique talent that comes along every 20 or so years, if Sonia and Katie are used as the ultimate examples.

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