Lynne Cantwell

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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(...)

Billy Vunipola in action for Saracens on Saturday. Photograph: Nathan Stirk/Getty Images

The archaic male committee system Imagine Ailis Mardon-Egan was a man. Her new name could be Phil Orr, Nick Popplewell or Cian Healy. Leinster looshe(...)

Sport Ireland today launched a new Women in Sport Policy with Grainne Walsh (Boxing), Michaela Walsh (Boxing), Carey May (former Irish Marathon Olympian), Annalise Murphy (Sailing) and Clare Ryan (Swim Ireland) all in attendance. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

A permanent Women in Sport Lead and the rewarding of sporting bodies who achieve greater gender diversity at board level are the main elements of Spor(...)

Introducing US World Cup winner Hope Solo to the RTÉ panel, for me, is a massive win for the broadcaster.

A few months ago, my brother Danny called me in an absolute panic. His panic is sports related – or he’s ringing to tell me that they’re looking for a(...)

Conor Murray leads the Ireland team in a lap of honour at Twickenham after the victory over England. Photograph: Getty Images

Beast from the East The team bus travelled by ferry on the Wednesday before the game, with all of the equipment and players’ bags “It was a bit chop(...)

The Ireland women’s rugby team were singularly unimpressed by the IRFU announcement of a six-month part-time coach.   Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

“The successful delivery of the Women’s Rugby World Cup is of huge importance for the future growth of the game in Ireland.” – Kevin Potts, head of Ir(...)

Coach Tom Tierney addresses the Ireland squad following the  5th Place play-off defeat to Australia at the Kingspan Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Today in Belfast marks the end for a special group of Irish players. After the seventh place play-off against Wales, many of the 30-somethings are ex(...)

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