Ireland’s Joy Neville in her assistant referee role during France’s draw with Japan at the U Arena in Paris on Saturday night.  Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

Ireland’s Joy Neville has been named referee of the year at the World Rugby Awards in Monte Carlo. A veteran of 70 caps for Ireland, Neville is now m(...)

Ireland’s Jenny Murphy  runs at the  England defence during the Women’s Six Nations match against England at Donnybrook. Photograph:   James Crombie/Inpho

Ireland 7 England 34 The Grand Slam flickered into view until England woke from their slumber to remind everyone why they were crowned world champio(...)

Kay Wilson of England touches down  during the IRB Women’s Rugby World Cup semi-final against   Ireland   at Stade Jean Bouin  in Paris. Photograph:   Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images

Ireland 7 England 40 There can be no complaints. Ireland, the most professional amateur group Joe Schmidt said he has ever encountered, were utterly s(...)