Australia’s Hilisha Samoa scores their third try against Ireland. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ireland 24 Australia 36 Failings in Irish preparation for this home World Cup need to be explained to avoid a recurrence. Jaded and leaking yards of(...)

Ireland Women’s head coach Tom Tierney talks to his players during a training session in Belfast. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland head coach Tom Tierney has made three changes to his team to face Australia in Tuesday’s 5th Place semi-final match of the Women’s Rugby World(...)

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(...)

Ireland’s Alison Miller celebrates scoring her side’s first try against Japan at the UCD Bowl. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It was set up to be Ireland’s moment of reaffirmation; a second match against the weakest team of the pool, a recalibration of position and world sta(...)

Ireland’s Sene Naoupu tackles Honoka Tsutsumi of Japan during the Women’s Rugby World Cup Pool C game at  UCD Bowl. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Ireland 24 Japan 14 On the premise that every game they play is a soap opera this was never in doubt. Ireland are brave as much as they are error str(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Ireland captain Claire Molloy: “We don’t need to worry about how much. It just has to be a win.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Claire Molloy has not had much time to settle in. An injury to captain Niamh Briggs. A phone call and a conversation. Molloy’s answer was yes. Irelan(...)

Ireland’s Lynne Cantwell celebrates after beating New Zealand during the 2014 World Cup. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Lynne Cantwell played outside centre on the first Ireland team to beat New Zealand in a senior international. Happened at the World Cup in Marcoussis(...)

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(...)

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