Ciara Griffin

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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(...)

Sene Naoupu moves to inside centre for Ireland’s second World Cup clash with Japan. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland women’s coach Tom Tierney has made seven changes to his starting XV for Sunday’s clash with Japan at the UCD Bowl (kick off 5.15). Tournament(...)

Hannah Tyrrell celebrates Ireland’s opening victory over Australia. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The natural confidence of Hannah Tyrrell can only be an inspiration for any young girl looking in on this World Cup. It didn’t come easy. Tyrrell has(...)

Ireland’s  Eimear Considine  is tackled by Australia’s Katrina Barker a during the World Cup clash at Belfield. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Jenny Murphy, despite receiving medical attention three times as Ireland stumbled to a 19-17 victory over Australia, is not injured. Nor is Ailis Egan(...)

Paula Fitzpatrick celebrates Ireland’s opening World Cup win over Australia. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

On an opening day of heavy scoring from New Zealand, Canada and England, it was left to the home team to inject a sense of World Cup wonder in UCD. A(...)

Ireland captain Niamh Briggs has been ruled out of the WRWC with an achilles injury. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Just eight days before the World Cup on home soil, Ireland are forced to stare into a gaping leadership void. The loss of Niamh Briggs to an Achilles(...)

 Hannah Tyrrell scores Ireland’s  bonus-point try in the 81st minute in Italy. Photograph: Giuseppe Fama/Inpho

Italy Women 3 Ireland Women 27 A moment of rugby clarity defined Ireland’s afternoon in the picturesque Stadio Tommaso Fattori in L’Aquila, transform(...)

Niamh Briggs: Ireland’s captain reverts from centre to fullback for for the clash against Scotland. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho

Women's Six Nations: Ireland v Scotland, Donnybrook, Sunday, 1pm Not a memorable campaign as the dethroned champions can only, realistically, finis(...)

Railway Union’s Kim Flood will make her debut for Ireland at fullback against Italy at Donnybrook on Sunday. Photograph:   Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ireland coach Tom Tierney has included two new caps in his back three for Sunday’s Six Nations clash with Italy at Donnybrook (1pm). In total there ar(...)

Pushing on: “Head down, slightly sidewards and gone like a hare. That was the ultimate Ultan.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

When Ultan Dillane turned 18 in November 2011, he begged his coaches at Tralee RFC for a game with their first team. The squad travelled to Waterford (...)

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