From 14 January one game per round of the AIL can now be seen on live stream via irishrugbylive.ie. The first match between Blackrock College and Old Belvedere kicks off at 17.00. Hannah Tyrrell is the co-commentator. The remaining fixtures: January 22nd: Wicklow v Ballincollig January 29th: Suttonians v Galwegians February 12th: UL Bohemian v
Perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised by the latest turn of events in Irish Rugby, but news of a letter to the Irish government signed by 62 present and past Irish internationals complaining about the IRFU’s management of women’s rugby is deeply worrying. The players themselves are not satisfied that either of the reviews ordered by
It’s a sad and unusual happening: both a captain and a head coach take their last stand in office as Ireland host Japan. While Adam Griggs’ departure was predictable, Ciara Griffin’s certainly wasn’t. Her team will want to ensure they give her the best possible send-off. The Irish squad: 15. Lauren Delany (Sale Sharks, 17
Ireland v USA It was a new beginning for the Irish in a new stadium for them, the RDS in Dublin. Rarely can there have been such a background to an international, with a review under way and an almighty fall-out between the parties involved. Fortunately Ireland came through to win an exciting, if fault-ridden
Some six weeks after Ireland’s exit from the World Cup Anthony Eddy, the Australian head of performance, deigned to give a media interview. His statement and answers have led to widespread disbelief, outrage and demands for his resignation. There were many matters of concern, ranging through the failure to qualify for the RWC, the balance
Adam Griggs has announced the names of 33 players to represent Ireland for their two tests against the USA and Japan. Ciara Griffin (captain, UL Bohemians, Munster) Kathryn Dane (Old Belvedere, Ulster) Ailsa Hughes (Railway Union, Leinster) Stacey Flood (Railway Union, Leinster) Enya Breen (UL Bohemians, Munster) Sene Naoupu (Old Belvedere, Leinster) Eve Higgins (Railway
Ireland The IRFU has announced that Adam Griggs will step down from his post as Head Coach after the November internationals. His place will be taken by Greg McWIlliams, who was an assistant coach to Philip Doyle before moving on to appointments in the USA and with World Rugby in Dublin. The news comes as
Philip Doyle, by far Ireland’s most successful head coach, has given his verdict on the team’s failure to qualify for the World Cup. It is damning. But he doesn’t aim his arrows at the targets many might have imagined, those at the top of the tree. He claims that funding was not the principal issue.
World Cup Qualifier – Round Three If the Rugby World Cup committee was hoping for some drama next year, they got it in bucket-loads in Parma today. For Ireland and Scotland it was all or nothing. For much of the game the Irish looked well on top, yet the half-time score read 5-8 against them.
There was huge tension surrounding the two test matches played out in Parma. Scotland and Ireland knew that a second successive loss would mean a sudden end to their World Cup hopes. In the first match the two teams lined up as a guard of honour for Sara Barattin who celebrated her 100th cap, the