Anthony Eddy

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“This is a massive year for everyone. There is a core group of us where this is everything to us. If we don’t get into the World Series then what do you do? Go into a 9-5 job?”

Last March Leinster team manager Guy Easterby told Billy Dardis that there wouldn’t be a contract for him the following season. The province had signe(...)

The Ireland women’s rugby squad: “We want to do the best we can for the women’s game in Ireland in terms of giving them a profile and an opportunity to engage with the largest possible audience,” said RTÉ’s head of sport Ryle Nugent. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The Ireland women’s team must play their home Six Nations matches on Sunday in Donnybrook despite RTÉ offering prime time slots Friday or Saturday nig(...)

The Ireland women’s rugby team were singularly unimpressed by the IRFU announcement of a six-month part-time coach.   Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

“The successful delivery of the Women’s Rugby World Cup is of huge importance for the future growth of the game in Ireland.” – Kevin Potts, head of Ir(...)

 A view of a ‘Legacy?’ wristband worn by players during Old Belvedere’s match with  Blackrock on Sunday. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Rugby Players Ireland (RPI) are to represent the women’s national squad in their dispute with the IRFU. This follows a letter from the Ireland squad (...)

 “Legacy” wristbands:  Players are insistent that the World Cup, hosted in UCD and Belfast, showed the importance of filling the currently vacant position with a highly qualified, full-time professional coach. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

The “legacy” wristband campaign, protesting the IRFU’s “lack of respect and ambition” for the women’s game in Ireland, took place on Sunday across all(...)

Players from Wasps Ladies show their support for the #Legacy? campaign on Saturday. Photograph: @Waspsladies

The legacy wrist band campaign, protesting IRFU treatment of the women’s game in Ireland has already gone international. On Saturday the Wasps FC play(...)

“The decision to return the coaching role to a part-time basis follows feedback from coaches the IRFU has spoken with, and a further decision on the nature of this role will be completed post the 2018 Six Nations.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The next Ireland women’s coach will be a part-timer, covering a full-time remit, with a six month contract all she or he can hope for. “A kick in the(...)

 New Zealand captain Fiao’o Faamausili,  raises the World Cup after victory over England in the final in Belfast.  (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

New Zealand 41 England 32 A watershed moment like 1995, when professionalism took hold of male rugby, remains some way off. So where to from here? (...)

Ireland’s Lindsay Peat waves to the crowd with her son Barra after the defeat to Wales in the  Women’s Rugby World Cup seventh-place playoff at  Kingspan Stadium on Saturday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Wales 27 Ireland 17 An internal review of this World Cup collapse is promised by the IRFU but coaching consequences have, seemingly, been decided alr(...)

Ireland’s players react after Wales’ Carys Phillips scores a try. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ireland 17 Wales 27 Tom Tierney’s tenure as Ireland women’s head coach has ended but the 40-year-old is not unemployed. “I’m a rugby coach by profes(...)

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