Amee Leigh Murphy Crowe is one of five Ireland Sevens players called up to the Ireland squad for the Women’s Six nations Championship. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ireland have named five uncapped players in a squad of 35 for next month’s Women’s Six Nations Championship, which will be played under a new one-off (...)

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(...)

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 (...)

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(...)

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(...)

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