Lynne Cantwell

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Lynne Cantwell believes her grouding in athletics helped her identify issues affecting  women’s sport later on in her career. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

For someone held in such high regard for progressing women’s sport in this country, for helping break down barriers particularly in women’s rugby, Lyn(...)

Ireland’s Linda Djougang makes a break to score a try during the match against Scotland. Photo: Matteo Ciambelli/Inpho

Watching the distressed female Irish players trying to console each other after Saturday’s heartbreaking, last-ditch defeat by Scotland in Parma which(...)

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’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(...)

Lynne Cantwell has been appointed South African rugby’s first high performance manager for the women’s game. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Lynne Cantwell, Ireland’s Grand Slam vice captain from 2013, has been appointed South African rugby’s first high performance manager for the women’s g(...)

 The TG4 team of presenter Máire Treasa Ní Dhubhghaill, commentator Máire Ní Bhraonáin, and analysts Deirbhile Níc a Bháird, Jenny Murphy and Eimear Considine on duty for the Leinster  v Cardiff Blues game last November. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It was November 2020. TG4 had just announced a first all-female broadcast team for Leinster’s game against Cardiff in the Pro14. Presenter Máire Trea(...)

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(...)

Ireland’s James Ryan and Robbie Henshaw dejected after the game. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Before the game, Jordan Larmour was telling Virgin Media’s Sinéad Kissane about Bono’s motivational chat with the lads during the week, the gist of hi(...)

Overall winner Sanita Puspure alongside Outstanding Achievement winner Mary Geaney and golfer Leona Maguire at the awards in the Shelbourne Hotel. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

It’s another familiar sign of the times when an end-of-year sportswoman awards end up being less about the women and all about the awards and what the(...)

Tania Rosser: “I’d love to get touch into primary schools here. It’s a great way for girls to get into sport, and maybe transition into rugby later.” Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

If you’ve seen people running around a rugby field with an oval ball but yelling “touch” instead of barrelling into each other, then you’ve seen the g(...)

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