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Lynne Cantwell is no longer the only Exile in the defending Six Nations starting XV. Ireland coach Philip Doyle has added Cantwell’s Richmond RFC team(...)

Fiona Coghlan, who captained Ireland’s womens rugby team to their first-ever Six Nations Grand Slam this year, was crowned The Irish Times/Irish Sports Council ‘Sportswoman of the Year for 2013’at an awards ceremony at the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

She signed up for rugby in freshers’ week at the University of Limerick out of curiosity and just for the fun of it, if you’d told her then that a dec(...)

Lynne Cantwell and Fiona Coughlan along with teammates acknowledge the crowd before the Autumn Series Test against Samoa at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Inpho

The Ireland women’s rugby team will play at the Aviva Stadium for the first time on Saturday, March 8th, 2014. Italy will provide the opposition for P(...)

Ireland Women’s Sevens players Jenny Murphy, Sofie Spence and Shannon Houston. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland Women’s Sevens coach Jon Skurr has announced a 12 woman squad for the Rugby World Cup Sevens in Moscow from June 29th/30th.The journey began j(...)

Ireland’s Fiona Coughlan celebrates victory over France in Ashbourne.

It was back in January that Irish rugby captain Fiona Coghlan insisted that the team’s chief goal in this year’s Six Nations was 2014 World Cup(...)

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