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Dejected Irish players at the final whistle in Parma after Scotland secured a late win the Rugby World Cup European Qualifying Tournament. Photograph: Matteo Ciambelli/Inpho

All smiles at Thomond Park and the Aviva Stadium, not least a beaming Simon Zebo after his two-try return, as both Munster and Leinster completed ente(...)

 Shane Lowry   and Tyrrell Hatton   celebrate their   win over   on the 18th green during on Saturday afternoon in the Ryder Cup. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

Saturday’s sporting menu was a lengthy one, kind of like a 35-course tasting menu, but if you opted for Ireland v Scotland for your hors d’oeuvre, fol(...)

Spanish players celebrate victory over Ireland in the  Rugby World Cup European Qualifying Tournament at  Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi in Parma. Photograph:  Matteo Ciambelli/Inpho

Spain 8 Ireland 7 The Rugby World Cup dreams of the Ireland women’s team hang in the balance after they suffered a shock one-point defeat to Spain in(...)

Ireland’s Amee-Leigh Murphy Crowe makes a break against Italy during the Six Nations clash at Energia Park, Donnybrook. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ireland 25 Italy 5 After a truncated Six Nations met pre-tournament targets, by Ireland finishing third, and for all the coach and player talk about(...)

Ireland head coach Adam Griggs believes his team are improving despite heavy defeat to France. Photograph: Inpho

“Let’s be realistic in terms of this group of players,” Niamh Briggs intervened on RTÉ immediately following the shellacking. “Bar Boulard, (...)

Fiona Coghlan at the launch of the Guinness never settle campaign. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

An unintended consequence of the Irish Government’s mandatory hotel quarantine system could yet ruin the 2021 women’s Six Nations. Should Italy beat (...)

Ireland’s Béibhinn Parsons goes past Elinor Snowsill of Wales during the Women’s Six Nations match at  Cardiff Arms Park. Photograph: Robbie Stephenson/Inpho

Béibhinn Parsons was incredible against Wales. I am not going to compare her to an Irish player from the past. She is a unique talent that comes alon(...)

 Aoife Doyle will start for Ireland against England on Sunday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland women’s head coach Adam Griggs has made two changes to his team for Sunday’s match against England. Aoife Doyle starts on the wing, replacing(...)

Ireland’s Beibhinn Parsons finishes off a  length of the pitch try during Ireland’s Six Nations match against Scotland at Donnybrook. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland 18 Scotland 14 Ireland held off a spirited fightback from Scotland at Donnybrook to kick-start their Women’s Six Nations Championship with a (...)

Aoife Doyle is back in the fold for her first Six Nations start since 2015. Photograph: Bryan Keane

The Ireland women’s rugby team will seek their first competitive win in just under 12 months when they welcome Scotland to Donnybrook for a Six Nation(...)

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