Ciara Cooney

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Ireland’s Laura Sheehan scores a try during the women’s Test match against the USA at Donnybrook. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Ireland 10 USA 19 Ireland fell to a disappointing defeat at the hands of the USA in a fiercely-contested women’s Test at Donnybrook on Sunday afterno(...)

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(...)

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 Ciara Cooney during practice ahead of her side’s second clash with Australia in Belfast. Photograph: Inpho/Dan Sheridan

Ireland v Australia, Kingspan stadium, 2pm - live RTÉ 2 and eir Sport This feels like another time, another place. “Training became more intense, p(...)

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(...)

Hannah Tyrrell  (left) celebrates with team-mates after scoring Ireland’s second try against Wales in Six Nations clash on Saturday. Photograph: Ian Cook/Inpho

Ireland 12 Wales 7 Ireland remain on course for a second Grand Slam in four years. The Six Nations decider against a powerful England, who hammered S(...)

Ireland captain Paula Fitzpatrick. Photograph: Craig Watson/Inpho.

WOMEN’S SIX NATIONS Italy v Ireland,  Stadio Tommaso Fattori, L’Aquila, Sunday, 1.0pm (Irish time), live on RTÉ 2 A bonus-point victory over S(...)

Niamh Briggs: Ireland’s captain reverts from centre to fullback for for the clash against Scotland. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho

Women's Six Nations: Ireland v Scotland, Donnybrook, Sunday, 1pm Not a memorable campaign as the dethroned champions can only, realistically, finis(...)

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