Ireland players celebrate at the end of their Rugby World Cup Sevens win over England at  AT&T Park in San Francisco. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ireland 19 England 14 Ireland will play New Zealand in quarter-finals of the women’s World Cup Sevens after securing a brilliant 19-14 victory over E(...)

Head coach Anthony Eddy talks to the Ireland women’s team during squad training for the  World Cup Sevens at   San Francisco GAA club. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The Ireland Men and Women Sevens teams take to the field at AT&T Park in San Francisco, home to the San Francisco Giants Baseball team, in their r(...)

Louise Galvin: returns to the starting Irish XV for the game against England. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

England Women v Ireland Women, Ricoh Arena, 5.30pm (Live RTÉ 2) Ireland women’s coach Adam Griggs has made three changes to his starting line-u(...)

Nicole Cronin in action against Japan last weekend. Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Ireland’s Nicole Cronin has retained the scrumhalf jersey for tomorrow night’s win-or-bust clash with France tomorrow night. Cronin’s snappy service(...)

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 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 women’s rugby head coach Tom Tierney and captain Niamh Briggs. Ireland are ranked fifth in the world. Photograph:  INPHO/Dan Sheridan

It’s almost three years since that momentous August day when Ireland beat New Zealand 17-14 in a Women’s World Cup pool match at Marcoussis, Paris, en(...)

Robbie Henshaw, Tadhg Furlong, CJ Stander and Conor Murray are shortlisted for Players’ Player award. Photograph: Inpho

The Zurich players’ player of the year award is between Robbie Henshaw, Tadhg Furlong, CJ Stander and Conor Murray. The winner will be announced (...)

Ireland’s Megan Williams tackles  Baizat Khamidova of Russia during Sunday’s action at  the Women’s Sevens Rugby Global Olympic Qualifying Tournament at UCD. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The Olympic aspirations of the Ireland Women’s Sevens team came to an end on Sunday as they claimed a third-place finish at the Women’s Global Sevens (...)

Elise O’Byrne-White will make her debut for Ireland against Wales. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ireland v Wales Donnybrook, Saturday, 1pm Instead of building on the unexpected Six Nations title Niamh Briggs led Ireland to in 2015 – following on(...)

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