England’s Jess Breach is tackled by  Ireland’s Megan Williams during the Women’s Six Nations match at  Donnybrook. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Ireland 7 England 51 In front of a record home crowd of 4,637 at Donnybrook, Ireland began their Women’s Six Nations campaign with a heavy defeat to (...)

Ireland fullback Lauren Delany in action during the  international friendly  against Wales  at  Energia Park in Donnybrook. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Ireland 29 Wales 19 The Ireland Women’s squad stepped up their preparations for the Six Nations Championship with a 29-19 triumph over Wales in an en(...)

Ireland’s Laura Sheehan scores a try during the women’s Test match against the USA at Donnybrook. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Ireland 10 USA 19 Ireland fell to a disappointing defeat at the hands of the USA in a fiercely-contested women’s Test at Donnybrook on Sunday afterno(...)

Blackrock player Michelle Claffey: “It’s nice to have someone there who has coached women before and can understand where we’re coming from.” Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Whatever the future may hold, Michelle Claffey will fondly remember 2018 as a year in which she achieved some notable landmarks in her rugby career, f(...)

Katie Fitzhenry returns from Sevens action to play for the Ireland senior XV against Italy at Donnybrook on Sunday. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ireland Women’s head coach Adam Griggs has made two changes to his starting XV for Sunday’s home game against Italy in Donnybrook (1pm). Katie Fitzhe(...)