Sene Naoupu

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Tania Rosser: “I’d love to get touch into primary schools here. It’s a great way for girls to get into sport, and maybe transition into rugby later.” Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

If you’ve seen people running around a rugby field with an oval ball but yelling “touch” instead of barrelling into each other, then you’ve seen the g(...)

 Ciara Griffin scores Ireland’s  first try in the Women’s Six Nations  match against France at Donnybrook.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ireland 17 France 47 Ireland suffered a comprehensive defeat at the hands of a ruthless French side in the Women’s Six Nations at Donnybrook on Satur(...)

The TG4 ladies senior All-Ireland football championship final at  Croke Park drew a crowd of 50,141. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Women’s sport has been on a journey over the last number of years both internationally and domestically. 2018 can be considered Ireland’s most success(...)

Leinster captain  Sene Naoupu celebrates with the her team-mates after winning the interprovincial championship at Donnybrook on Saturday night. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

The women’s interprovincial championship had another nail-biting finish on Saturday night as Leinster regained the title thanks to a dramatic 14-all d(...)

New Leinster captain Sene Naoupu in action for Ireland

This season Women’s Interprovincial Championship has been switched from its customary slot in December to September, and so kicks off the women’s rugb(...)

The UL Bohemians players celebrate with the trophy. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

UL Bohemians 15 Old Belvedere 0 UL Bohemians captain Fiona Hayes lifted the Women’s All-Ireland League trophy for a second year in a row after the ta(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Ireland’s Lindsay Peat is tackled during the Women’s Rugby World Cup Pool C game against France at the  UCD Bowl. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

France 21 Ireland 5 The Fields of Athenry is a beautiful lament. With 25 minutes on the clock it gently rang around Belfield as Ireland threw everyth(...)

France’s Chloe Pelle scores  against Australia in their Women’s Rugby World Cup encounter. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

The contrast could not be more pronounced. France have been lightly skipping towards Thursday’s seminal Women’s World Cup pool decider against Ireland(...)

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