Ireland captain Paula Fitzpatrick. Photograph: Craig Watson/Inpho.

WOMEN’S SIX NATIONS Italy v Ireland,  Stadio Tommaso Fattori, L’Aquila, Sunday, 1.0pm (Irish time), live on RTÉ 2 A bonus-point victory over S(...)

Mairead Coyne is backed up by Alison Miller in the Ireland v England match on November 13th. Photograph: ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

Women’s Six Nations preview: Scotland v Ireland Venue: Broadwood Stadium, Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire, Friday, 6.35pm TV: Live on RTÉ Two Irelan(...)

Nicole Fowley will make her debut at centre for Ireland Women in Sunday’s November International against England at UCD. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Galwegians’ Nicole Fowley will make her debut as the Ireland Women’s team get their November international series underway with a game against England(...)

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(...)

 Sophie Spence offloads to Ciara Griffin during Ireland’s win over Italy. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland Women 14 Italy Women 3 It was a collaboration of the old and the new in personnel terms that engineered a victory, one a great deal harder (...)

Ireland’s Niamh Briggs tackled by Ceri Large and Abigail Brown of England during last year’s Six Nations clash in Ashbourne. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Different cast members from two years ago, but Ireland’s problem last time around, on this wide open space, in this cavernous stadium, was exit routes(...)

Irish international Paula Fitzpatrick: hoping for Irish Women’s team’s first victory in France. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Paula Fitzpatrick will note some familiar faces in the blue of France when she lines up for the anthems ahead of the Women’s Six Nations Championship(...)

Elise O’Byrne-White will make her debut for Ireland against Wales. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ireland v Wales Donnybrook, Saturday, 1pm Instead of building on the unexpected Six Nations title Niamh Briggs led Ireland to in 2015 – following on(...)

Ireland’s Paula Fitzpatrick in action against New Zealand in 2014. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

There is very little to tell. Ireland won a Grand Slam in 2013, reached a World Cup semi-final in 2014 and recaptured the Six Nations title in 2015. (...)

Wales 0 Ireland 20Ireland put themselves firmly into Women’s Six Nations title contention as they ground out an ultimately comfortable win to end Wale(...)

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