Ruth O Reilly

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Ireland’s Jenny Murphy has quit international rugby to take up boxing. Photo: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Before unveiling Jenny Murphy’s new sporting life as a boxer, see Australian rugby’s landmark shift toward sporting equality. The ARU, along with inco(...)

 Peter O’Mahony steals  a lineout against England. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Highlight Has to be thumping England by four clear-eyed points. There were many winding subplots. In the warm-up Jamie Heaslip’s previously indestru(...)

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(...)

“The decision to return the coaching role to a part-time basis follows feedback from coaches the IRFU has spoken with, and a further decision on the nature of this role will be completed post the 2018 Six Nations.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The next Ireland women’s coach will be a part-timer, covering a full-time remit, with a six month contract all she or he can hope for. “A kick in the(...)

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(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Ireland’s Ciara Cooney during practice ahead of her side’s second clash with Australia in Belfast. Photograph: Inpho/Dan Sheridan

Ireland v Australia, Kingspan stadium, 2pm - live RTÉ 2 and eir Sport This feels like another time, another place. “Training became more intense, p(...)

Nicole Cronin in action against Japan last weekend. Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Ireland’s Nicole Cronin has retained the scrumhalf jersey for tomorrow night’s win-or-bust clash with France tomorrow night. Cronin’s snappy service(...)

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