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(...)

 Aoife Doyle will start for Ireland against England on Sunday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland women’s head coach Adam Griggs has made two changes to his team for Sunday’s match against England. Aoife Doyle starts on the wing, replacing(...)

Ireland’s Linda Djougang scores a try during the Women’s Six Nations Championship match against Wales  in Donnybrook. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland 31 Wales 12 Ireland recorded a bonus-point triumph against Wales in at times atrocious conditions at Donnybrook on Sunday to move to the summ(...)

Ciara Griffin and het team-mates will be seeking to bolster their Championship aspirations with another positive result on home soil.   Photograph: Inpho

Women’s Six Nations: Ireland v Wales Kick-off: 1pm, Sunday. Venue: Donnybrook. On TV: Live on RTÉ 2. Ireland women’s attack(...)

UL Bohemian flanker Ciara Griffin retains the captaincy as part of a backrow that also includes Edel McMahon and Anna Caplice. Photograph: Inpho

The Ireland Women’s team will be looking to claim a breakthrough victory in a November international when they welcome Wales to the UCD Bowl on Sunday(...)

 Juliet Short in action for Leinster: the player has been included in the Ireland team for the November Test matches. Photograph:  Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Just a few years ago Juliet Short was told she would never play rugby again when a spine injury threatened her career. She moved to Brazil to coach bu(...)

Nicole Cronin in action against Japan last weekend. Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Ireland’s Nicole Cronin has retained the scrumhalf jersey for tomorrow night’s win-or-bust clash with France tomorrow night. Cronin’s snappy service(...)

Sene Naoupu and Nora Stapleton celebrate Ireland’s hard-fought opening win over Australia. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Ireland 19 Australia 17 Ireland, for as long as they have been together, tend to win the hard way. Claire Molloy’s women made life awfully difficult(...)

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(...)

Nora Stapleton during Ireand’s Captain’s Run in Donnybrook Stadium. Team sponsors Aon will vacate their front of jersey sponsorship for ICHH, a charity fighting homelessness in Dublin since 2013, for the Grand Slam decider against England. Photograph: Inpho

Anyone remember what all the fuss was about? Never mind. This enormous challenge demands that each and every Irish player is tuned into their specific(...)

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