Fiona Coghlan

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Many of the methods used to develop boys and men are ineffective with girls and women. Why? Because they ask why. Photograph: Inpho

Asking why? There are good reasons why Munster have failed to win a European title since 2008. Just like clear reasoning exists to explain why France(...)

Ireland head coach Adam Griggs believes his team are improving despite heavy defeat to France. Photograph: Inpho

“Let’s be realistic in terms of this group of players,” Niamh Briggs intervened on RTÉ immediately following the shellacking. “Bar Boulard, (...)

Fiona Coghlan at the launch of the Guinness never settle campaign. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

An unintended consequence of the Irish Government’s mandatory hotel quarantine system could yet ruin the 2021 women’s Six Nations. Should Italy beat (...)

Ireland’s Béibhinn Parsons goes past Elinor Snowsill of Wales during the Women’s Six Nations match at  Cardiff Arms Park. Photograph: Robbie Stephenson/Inpho

Béibhinn Parsons was incredible against Wales. I am not going to compare her to an Irish player from the past. She is a unique talent that comes alon(...)

Ireland’s Dorothy Wall scores a try during the Women’s  Six Nations match against Wales  at Cardiff Arms Park. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Wales 0 Ireland 45 Ireland looked every inch the professional outfit they hope to become with a seven-try dismissal of Wales at Cardiff Arms Park in (...)

Ireland’s Lynne Cantwell in action in the Women’s  Rugby World Cup Semi-Final against England at Stade Jean-Bouin, Paris, on August 13th, 2014. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

All too briefly The Irish Times had Lynne Cantwell as a columnist in 2014, when she was still one of the best centres in the world. In sports writing(...)

Béibhinn Parsons  with her award after being named Guinness Rugby Writers of Ireland Women’s Player of The Year. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Garry Ringrose has been named the Guinness Rugby Writers of Ireland Men’s Player of The Year in recognition of excellent form throughout the 2019-20 s(...)

Sanita Puspure was last year's winner of the award. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

So there we were, in the Shelbourne hotel in December 2019, listening to our monthly award winners talk about how much they were looking forward to 20(...)

Ireland players stand for the National Anthem before their game against England in February. Photo: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

The IRFU will charter a plane for the women’s Six Nations fixture against France in Lille on November 1st. Progress takes time. Eight years ago the m(...)

Ireland’s Johnny Sexton with his World Rugby Player of the Year 2018 award. File photograph: Inpho

Ireland captain Johnny Sexton is one of eight nominees for World Rugby’s Player of the Decade award. The other nominees are Richie McCaw, Tierry Dusat(...)

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