Ireland’s Amee-Leigh Murphy Crowe makes a break against Italy during the Six Nations clash at Energia Park, Donnybrook. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ireland 25 Italy 5 After a truncated Six Nations met pre-tournament targets, by Ireland finishing third, and for all the coach and player talk about(...)

Ireland women’s coach Adam Griggs working with the squad at Donnybrook in advance of the Italy clash. “Top-three finish was our target,” said Griffin, “and that is in our grasp.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ireland v Italy, Donnybrook, 12pm – (live on RTÉ Two) There has been a Groundhog Day feeling in the build-up to this Six Nations third-place play-of(...)

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, (...)

Amee-Leigh Murphy Crowe is in line to make her Ireland 15s debut in the Six Nations game against France at Donnybrook on Saturday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

People are quick to list all the negative connotations surrounding a virus that has irrevocably altered human existence, but the pandemic does have a (...)

Ireland’s Beibhinn Parsons goes past Elinor Snowsill of Wales during Saturday’s Six Nations victory. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland 45 Wales 0 A potential solution to hotel quarantine restrictions in the Republic of Ireland could see Saturday’s Six Nations semi-final agai(...)

Ireland’s Beibhinn Parsons during training ahead of the Women’s Six Nations clash with Wales. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Women’s Six Nations: Wales v Ireland Cardiff Arms Park, 5pm - Live RTÉ Two In a time of inclusivity and equal opportunity, rugby still has a long (...)

Hannah Tyrrell starts at outhalf against Italy on Saturday. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland v Italy, Energia Park, Donnybrook, Saturday, 6.30 – Live on RTÉ Two France have agreed to switch the final Six Nations match against Ireland (...)

Garry Ringrose has been named the Leinster Rugby Players’ Player of the Season. File photograph: Inpho

Garry Ringrose has been named the Leinster Rugby Players’ Player of the Season, with Caelan Doris receiving the Young Player of the Season award for 2(...)

Sene Naoupu has been named in the Ireland squad for the final two games of the Six Nations. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Leinster captain Sene Naoupu has been named in the Ireland squad to complete the Six Nations four weeks after an operation to remove a tumour from her(...)

Harlequins’ Ireland international Anna Caplice of Harlequins is tackled by Niamh Byrne of Leinster during the  game at Twickenham. Photograph:  Christopher Lee/Getty Images for Harlequins

Harlequins’ 47-26 victory over Leinster in the first ever women’s club match played at Twickenham contained 11 tries and entertained those of the 7,60(...)

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