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 Last season’s world series top try-scorer Jordan Conroy is on the 14-man Ireland Sevens squad. File photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Billy Dardis will once again captain Ireland when the World Rugby Sevens repechage kicks off at the Stade Louis II in Monaco next weekend, June 19th a(...)

Ireland’s Katie Fitzhenry and Hannah Tyrrell tackle Honoka Tsutsumi of Japan during the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Hannah Tyrrell and Katie Fitzhenry have announced their respective retirements from international rugby. Both players have been ever-present and infl(...)

Ireland women’s coach Adam Griggs working with the squad at Donnybrook in advance of the Italy clash. “Top-three finish was our target,” said Griffin, “and that is in our grasp.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ireland v Italy, Donnybrook, 12pm – (live on RTÉ Two) There has been a Groundhog Day feeling in the build-up to this Six Nations third-place play-of(...)

Ireland head coach Adam Griggs believes his team are improving despite heavy defeat to France. Photograph: Inpho

“Let’s be realistic in terms of this group of players,” Niamh Briggs intervened on RTÉ immediately following the shellacking. “Bar Boulard, (...)

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 alon(...)

Ireland’s Lynne Cantwell in action in the Women’s  Rugby World Cup Semi-Final against England at Stade Jean-Bouin, Paris, on August 13th, 2014. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

All too briefly The Irish Times had Lynne Cantwell as a columnist in 2014, when she was still one of the best centres in the world. In sports writing(...)

Lynne Cantwell has been appointed South African rugby’s first high performance manager for the women’s game. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Lynne Cantwell, Ireland’s Grand Slam vice captain from 2013, has been appointed South African rugby’s first high performance manager for the women’s g(...)

Beibhinn Parsons carries during Ireland’s Six Nations tie against Italy in Donnybrook on October 24th, 2020. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/INPHO

In December 2020, almost 100 teenagers turned up at the Rugby Academy Ireland based in Co Kildare for the country’s first ever trials for women U20 pl(...)

Beibhinn Parsons’s displays in the  first-half of the Six Nations displayed a rare talent.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The youngest player to ever play rugby for Ireland is growing up. Beibhinn Parsons will be 19 by the time the World Cup qualifiers arrive in December.(...)

Louise Galvin has retired from the full-time Women’s Sevens circuit after an impressive multi-sport career. File photograph: Inpho

The events of 2020 have led to Louise Galvin retiring from the full-time Women’s Sevens circuit, where she played full-time for five years. Instead, s(...)

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