Irish Rugby TV brings you footage of the special reception at Farmleigh House which Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Leo Varadkar TD, hosted to honour the Grand Slam achievements of the Ireland Women's squad and management team.
The sun shone brightly at Farmleigh House on Friday as Leo Varadkar TD, the Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, hosted a special reception to honour the achievements of the Grand Slam-winning Ireland Women's squad and management team. Check out some photos from the day.
St. Mary's College RFC celebrated 10 years of Women's Rugby in the Club in 'Grand' style at the weekend with Ireland's Grand Slam Captain Fiona Coghlan and team mate Nora Stapleton in attendance. IRFU Women's Rugby Chairperson, Mary Quinn, was also in attendance for what was a fun filled and proud celebration.
Three of Ireland's Grand Slam winners - Nora Stapleton, Ailis Egan and Marie Louise Reilly received a heroes welcome at the recent Wicklow girls blitz which featured teams from seventeen clubs. Ronan Griffey from Wicklow RFC brings us this report.
The IRFU today announced an unprecedented and welcome surge in female interest in its summer Volkswagen Tag rugby programme following the Grand Slam success of its Women's team, which included Nora Stapleton who began her rugby career playing Tag.
On Saturday the 27th of April at noon over 160 U-18 girls form all over the province will descend on Wicklow Rugby club to join in a celebration of what has been a year of historic firsts for Womens Rugby in Ireland.
Alison Miller was one of ten rising young sports stars honoured by UCC this week. Her exploits forthe Ireland Women's Team in winning the Grand Slam and her involvement with the Sevens team also earned her the 'Supreme Sports Star' award.
Ireland will continue their preparation for the Women's Rugby World Cup Sevens when they take part in the London Sevens event in May. The girls in green have been drawn against the USA, Canada and Russia for their opening pool games.
Watch highlights of the recent Women's All-Ireland Plate final between St. Mary's College and Portlaoise at Clanwilliam RFC. The Dubliners ran out 38-5 winners with goal-kicking back rower Niamh Fitzgerald scoring 18 points, including two tries.
Irish Rugby TV brings you highlights of the recent Women's All-Ireland Cup final between Highfield and UL Bohemians at Clanwilliam RFC. Tries from Niamh English and Karen Casey helped the Cork side win out on an 18-14 scoreline.
The High School Rathgar were crowned the inaugural cup champions at the Jones Lang LaSalle Girls Rugby 7s Schools Tournament in Railway Union on Saturday, overcoming a brave St Louis side 24-7 in the final.
There was a special treat for the girls of Presentation Tuam, Mercy Tuam, Scoil Mhuire Oranmore, and Scoil Chroi Naofa Athenry recently when they got their hands on the Women's RBS 6 Nations trophy at the Tuam RFC rugby extravagnaza.
Highfield captain Heather O'Brien added a Women's All-Ireland Cup medal to the Grand Slam medal she earned with Ireland last month. We spoke to her after her side beat UL Bohemians in the Women's All-Ireland Cup decider at Clanwilliam.
Highfield player-coach Laura Guest, who was a member of Ireland's Grand Slam winning squad this year, speaks to Irish Rugby TV after helping her side beat UL Bohemians 18-14 in the recent Women's All-Ireland Cup final.
Ballinrobe Under 17 squad have just returned from "Festival Mondial de Rugby" (a A L'Ouverture) tournament in Vienne France which had 32 teams made up of the under 17 and 15 Rugby teams from the four corners of the world.
The Stevenson Sharks, a Dungannon-based Tag rugby team for children with a learning disability/special needs, have welcomed Ulster and Ireland stars Craig Gilroy and Paddy Jackson on board as club patrons.
Leinster players Leo Auva'a, Andrew Goodman, Darren Hudson and Jack McGrath received a schooling recently as they surprised St. Mary's CSSP, Rathmines with a flash training session to launch the Herald's Leinster Rugby Summer Camps.
Check out our footage of the inaugural Ulster Bank League Awards which took place at Ulster Bank headquarters in Dublin last week. Six club players from across the country were chosen for individual honours, with Lansdowne's Craig Ronaldson a double winner on the night.
The inaugural Ulster Bank League Awards took place in Dublin last Thursday as some of Ireland's finest and most talented club rugby stars were honoured for their achievements in the league this season. Check out our photo gallery from the night.
Minister for Sport Leo Varadkar TD and Ireland captain Jamie Heaslip today launched the GUINNESS Mid-Strength Irish Rugby Gathering which is set to attract hundreds of teams to a one day festival of Sevens, Tag and Touch rugby in Dublin on Saturday, August 17.
Irish Rugby will deliver an estimated 250,000 euro boost to the economy with over 100 teams expected to 'Gather' in University College Dublin on Saturday, August 17 to compete in the GUINNESS Mid-Strength Irish Rugby Gathering, organised by the IRFU and Leinster Rugby.