Claire Molloy

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Ireland’s Nora Stapleton, Ashleigh Baxter and Niamh Briggs celebrate at the final whistle. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

In February the tweeters among them came alive. Not about rugby or to remember Marcoussis. One by one they sent love to their former coach over in Con(...)

Claire Molloy in action for Ireland during the  2018 Six Nations match against Wales at Donnybrook. Photograph:  Bryan Keane/Inpho

Early morning her shift ends and she comes from the florescent into actual light, still expecting to hear rush-hour noise or see the commuter army mar(...)

Garry Ringrose has started to take a leadership role for Ireland. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Leaders Ryan and Ringrose Leaders are made not born, so they say, but James Ryan looks to be bucking that trend as well as everything else. He always(...)

 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(...)

Joe Schmidt: “We were very quiet before the game. I didn’t sense the same energy levels I would have in November when the All Blacks came.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Psychological warfare is an Eddie Jones delicacy, all the way back to 2003 when he haunted Clive Woodward’s England up until Jonny Wilkinson intervene(...)

Ireland fullback Lauren Delany in action during the  international friendly  against Wales  at  Energia Park in Donnybrook. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Ireland 29 Wales 19 The Ireland Women’s squad stepped up their preparations for the Six Nations Championship with a 29-19 triumph over Wales in an en(...)

England’s Lydia Thompson is tackled by Lauren Delany of Ireland during the autumn international at Twickenham. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty Images

England 37 Ireland 15 Lydia Thompson scored a second-half hat-trick of tries as England pulled away from Ireland in the second half of the autumn int(...)

Johnny Sexton with his  Guinness Rugby Writers’ of Ireland Player of the Year Award.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan

Johnny Sexton was last night honoured as the Guinness Rugby Writers’ Ireland Player of the Year for 2017/18 after a season in which he was the orchest(...)

England captain Sarah Hunter celebrates with team mates after series victory over Canada at Twickenham. Photograph: Paul Childs/File Photo/Reuters

England are to become the first fully professional women’s rugby nation. Twenty-eight players will receive one-season deals from January 2019, with th(...)

Keith Earls with his Irish Players’ Player of the Year 2018 award at the Zurich Irish Rugby Awards. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Keith Earls has been awarded the Irish Players’ Player of the Year for 2018 by his fellow players at the Zurich Irish Rugby Awards ceremony in Dublin.(...)

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