Sophie Spence

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Many of the methods used to develop boys and men are ineffective with girls and women. Why? Because they ask why. Photograph: Inpho

Asking why? There are good reasons why Munster have failed to win a European title since 2008. Just like clear reasoning exists to explain why France(...)

Ireland’s Beibhinn Parsons goes past Elinor Snowsill of Wales during Saturday’s Six Nations victory. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland 45 Wales 0 A potential solution to hotel quarantine restrictions in the Republic of Ireland could see Saturday’s Six Nations semi-final agai(...)

Ireland’s Dorothy Wall scores a try during the Women’s  Six Nations match against Wales  at Cardiff Arms Park. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Wales 0 Ireland 45 Ireland looked every inch the professional outfit they hope to become with a seven-try dismissal of Wales at Cardiff Arms Park in (...)

Ireland’s Nora Stapleton, Ashleigh Baxter and Niamh Briggs celebrate at the final whistle. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

In February the tweeters among them came alive. Not about rugby or to remember Marcoussis. One by one they sent love to their former coach over in Con(...)

Judy Bobbett has plenty of other hobbies to keep her mind off rugby when she’s away from the action. Photo: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Judy Bobbett, who turned 20 in January, has already accumulated an impressive sporting CV, despite her tender years. A former Meath minor and senior g(...)

Former Ireland players Sophie Spence and Fiona Coghlan have spoken out about the IRFU’s rejection of a women’s Test series in Australia. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Renowned Irish rugby players Sophie Spence and Fiona Coghlan have expressed outrage at the IRFU decision to reject a women’s test series in Australia (...)

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(...)

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(...)

Recently retired Irish rugby player Sophie Spence said: “Forming the habit of regular exercise at an early age is crucial to maintaining and improving your fitness levels throughout your life.” File photograph: iStockPhoto

A major new study indicates there is a “startling drop-off”in fitness among secondary school students after the Junior Cert. The results of a study (...)

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(...)

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