Ailis Egan

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Ireland’s Sene Naoupu tackles Honoka Tsutsumi of Japan during the Women’s Rugby World Cup Pool C game at  UCD Bowl. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Ireland 24 Japan 14 On the premise that every game they play is a soap opera this was never in doubt. Ireland are brave as much as they are error str(...)

Ireland’s  Eimear Considine  is tackled by Australia’s Katrina Barker a during the World Cup clash at Belfield. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Jenny Murphy, despite receiving medical attention three times as Ireland stumbled to a 19-17 victory over Australia, is not injured. Nor is Ailis Egan(...)

Sene Naoupu and Nora Stapleton celebrate Ireland’s hard-fought opening win over Australia. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Ireland 19 Australia 17 Ireland, for as long as they have been together, tend to win the hard way. Claire Molloy’s women made life awfully difficult(...)

Tom Tierney talks to his players during a pre-tournament training session. Photograph: Inpho

Hannah Tyrrell has been named at fullback for Ireland’s Women’s Rugby World Cup opener against Australia on Wednesday evening. An Achilles injury rul(...)

Ireland captain Niamh Briggs has been ruled out of the WRWC with an achilles injury. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Just eight days before the World Cup on home soil, Ireland are forced to stare into a gaping leadership void. The loss of Niamh Briggs to an Achilles(...)

Ireland players celebrate Leah Lyons scoring a try during the Women’s Six Nations Championship match against France at  Donnybrook. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Ireland 13 France 10 Winning dominates any sporting narrative. Despite the loss of seemingly irreplaceable backs – captain Niamh Briggs, Sene Naoupu (...)

Mairead Coyne is backed up by Alison Miller in the Ireland v England match on November 13th. Photograph: ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

Women’s Six Nations preview: Scotland v Ireland Venue: Broadwood Stadium, Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire, Friday, 6.35pm TV: Live on RTÉ Two Irelan(...)

Ireland Women coach Tom Tierney has left Larissa Muldoon and veteran prop Ailis Egan in his reserves for the match against Canada. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

  Preview: Ireland Women v Canada Women, UCD Bowl, 2pm Another selection by coach Tom Tierney that has the August 2017 World Cup in mind. T(...)

Sene Naoupu in action for Ireland in the Women’s Six Nations Championship. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho

Sunday lunchtimes in Donnybrook. Ireland versus Italy and Scotland. Much work needed on the skills front. Plenty of sevens players learning to play ru(...)

Niamh Briggs: Ireland’s captain reverts from centre to fullback for for the clash against Scotland. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho

Women's Six Nations: Ireland v Scotland, Donnybrook, Sunday, 1pm Not a memorable campaign as the dethroned champions can only, realistically, finis(...)

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