Louise Galvin: returns to the starting Irish XV for the game against England. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

England Women v Ireland Women, Ricoh Arena, 5.30pm (Live RTÉ 2) Ireland women’s coach Adam Griggs has made three changes to his starting line-u(...)

Ciara O’Connor comes in to the Ireland Women’s frontrow for Sunday’s Six Nations clash against Wales in Donnybrook. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland Women’s coach Adam Griggs has made four changes from the side that beat Italy for Sunday’s Six Nations clash against Wales at Donnybrook (3pm)(...)

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(...)

Niamh Briggs evades a tackle from Jade Knight during a challenge match in Wales last month. Photograph: Ashley Crowden/Inpho

Preview: Ireland v France Stade Ernst Wallon, 8pm Live RTÉ Let’s start on a positive note: Niamh Briggs is back. The former Ireland captain, and fu(...)

 Trainer Jessica Harrington has been named The Irish Times / Sport Ireland Sportswoman of the Year for 2017.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Leading horse trainer Jessica Harrington has been crowned The Irish Times / Sport Ireland Sportswoman of the Year for 2017. A memorable year for the (...)

Katie Taylor in Dublin  with her WBA lightweight belt. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

It was in 2007 that Katie Taylor won the first of her four Sportswoman of the Year awards, her sustained success since then making her a serious conte(...)

Ireland’s Lindsay Peat waves to the crowd with her son Barra after the defeat to Wales in the  Women’s Rugby World Cup seventh-place playoff at  Kingspan Stadium on Saturday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Wales 27 Ireland 17 An internal review of this World Cup collapse is promised by the IRFU but coaching consequences have, seemingly, been decided alr(...)

Ireland’s players react after Wales’ Carys Phillips scores a try. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ireland 17 Wales 27 Tom Tierney’s tenure as Ireland women’s head coach has ended but the 40-year-old is not unemployed. “I’m a rugby coach by profes(...)

Head coach Tom Tierney addresses a dejected Ireland squad after the defeat to Australia at the  Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

A review is coming but probably not of the root and branch variety. Ireland coach Tom Tierney’s three-year contract ends before the 2018 Six Nations(...)

Australia’s Hilisha Samoa scores their third try against Ireland. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ireland 24 Australia 36 Failings in Irish preparation for this home World Cup need to be explained to avoid a recurrence. Jaded and leaking yards of(...)

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