Ailsa Hughes

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Aoife Doyle: Ireland Sevens star is back in the 15-a-side national squad. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The Ireland Women’s squad, sponsored by AON, has been named ahead of the Women’s Six Nations 2020. Former Ireland Sevens player Aoife Doyle makes her(...)

Billy Scannell is in the Ireland Under-20 squad travelling to Italy this weekend. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ireland coach Noel McNamara has made two changes to the starting side that beat Scotland 24-5 in Netherdale last time out for Friday night’s Under-20 (...)

England’s Jess Breach is tackled by  Ireland’s Megan Williams during the Women’s Six Nations match at  Donnybrook. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Ireland 7 England 51 In front of a record home crowd of 4,637 at Donnybrook, Ireland began their Women’s Six Nations campaign with a heavy defeat to (...)

Ireland fullback Lauren Delany in action during the  international friendly  against Wales  at  Energia Park in Donnybrook. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Ireland 29 Wales 19 The Ireland Women’s squad stepped up their preparations for the Six Nations Championship with a 29-19 triumph over Wales in an en(...)

Niamh Briggs evades a tackle from Jade Knight during a challenge match in Wales last month. Photograph: Ashley Crowden/Inpho

Preview: Ireland v France Stade Ernst Wallon, 8pm Live RTÉ Let’s start on a positive note: Niamh Briggs is back. The former Ireland captain, and fu(...)

Munster’s Siobhán Fleming receives the women’s interprovincial trophy at Thomond Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Munster regained the Women’s Interprovincial Championship crown by the narrowest of margins after defeating two-in-a-row title hunters Leinster 11-5 a(...)

Tullamore’s Ciara Farrell and teammates after defeating Rathdrum in   the final of the Women’s All-Ireland Plate  at Dubarry Park, Athlone, in April. Photograph: Tom Beary/Inpho

On a recent Sunday afternoon Tullamore’s starting XV togged out for a Women’s All-Ireland League clash against Railway Union. Tullamore were still adj(...)