Ailsa Hughes

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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(...)