Ciara Griffin scores Ireland’s  first try in the Women’s Six Nations  match against France at Donnybrook.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ireland 17 France 47 Ireland suffered a comprehensive defeat at the hands of a ruthless French side in the Women’s Six Nations at Donnybrook on Satur(...)

Leah Lyons with her team-mates at the end of the game which Ireland lost  24-0 to France on Saturday evening. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

France 24 Ireland 0 The Ireland Women’s side began their 2018 Six Nations Championship campaign with a heavy defeat to France at Toulouse’s Stade Ern(...)

Ireland’s Ciara Griffin is tackled by France’s  Celine Ferer during the  Women’s Six Nations Championship match at  Stade Ernest Wallon in Toulouse. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

France 24 Ireland 0 It was a night to forget for Ireland in Toulouse, as they suffered a comprehensive defeat at the hands of France in their Women’s(...)

 Ireland’s Jenny Murphy and Alison Miller are dejected after defeat to France. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland 5 France 10 “You can’t charge people €10 to stand in the rain for an hour with their children,” said one of the 2,100 crowd. “This is Te(...)

Irish and France women in darkness as the lights go out at Ashbourne RFC in Six Nations. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

Has the penny dropped yet? The arrival of women’s rugby is for keeps. Despite this agonising 10-5 loss to Six Nations champions France, Ireland(...)