The Ireland women’s national rugby union team represents Ireland in international women’s rugby union competitions such as the Women’s Six Nations Championship and the Women’s Rugby World Cup. They have also represented Ireland in the FIRA Women’s European Championship. Ireland won the 2013 and 2015 Women’s Six Nations Championships. In 2013 they also achieved both a Triple Crown and Grand Slam. They finished fourth in the 2014 Women’s Rugby World Cup after defeating New Zealand in the pool stages. Ireland hosted the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup. The team was originally organised by the Irish Women’s Rugby Football Union. However, since 2009 it has been organised by the Irish Rugby Football Union.

EARLY YEARS

The Irish Women’s Rugby Football Union was established in 1991. Ireland made their international debut on 14 February 1993 with an away friendly against Scotland. This was also Scotland’s first international. The match was played at Raeburn Place in front of a crowd of over 1,000. The Ireland team was coached by Alain Rolland while the Scotland coaches included Sandy Carmichael. Scotland won 10–0 with two tries from their captain, Sandra Colamartino.

Ireland’s first captain was Jill Henderson. A year later, on 13 February 1994, Ireland made their home international debut when a return match was played at Ravenhill. This time Scotland won 5–0. In 2001 the IWRFU became affiliated to the Irish Rugby Football Union, in 2008 it effectively merged with the IRFU and since 2009 the IRFU has managed the women’s national team.

Leagues
Autumn Internationals, ROUND ROBIN, Women's 6 Nations, Women's 6 Nations : FINALS, Women's Rugby World Cup, WRWC 13/16 3rd Place, WRWC 13/16 FINAL, WRWC 13/16 SF, WRWC 3rd PLACE, WRWC 5/8 3rd Place, WRWC 5/8 FINAL, WRWC 5/8 SF, WRWC 9/12 3rd Place, WRWC 9/12 FINAL, WRWC 9/12 QF, WRWC 9/12 SF, WRWC FINAL, WRWC POOL A, WRWC POOL B, WRWC POOL C, WRWC POOL D, WRWC QF, WRWC SF
Seasons
1992-93, 1993-94, 1994-95, 1995-96, 1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99, 1999-00, 2000-01, 2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-21, 2021-22

Women’s 6 Nations 2020

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1
W W W W W
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2
L W W D
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3
W W L W
W1431070601010113
4
W L L L
L3413036135-990004
5
L L D
D130212784-570113
6
L L L L
L4404034166-1320111

Women’s 6 Nations 2021 Pool B

PosTeamUp NextFormStreakPWLDPFPAPDTBLBBPPts
1
W W L
L13210115259022210
2
W L W
W132108561241119
3
L L L
L3303020125-1050000

Ireland Women

PlayerTeamPositionAgeINT'L XV CAPS
irlClaire MolloyBack Row3371
irlNiamh BriggsFull Back3757
irlLarissa Muldoon3048
nzlirlSene NaoupuCentre3739
irlAlison MillerProp3736
irlCiara GriffinBack Row2834
irlLindsay PeatProp4132
irlLeah LyonsProp2725
irlCliodhna MoloneyHooker2924
irlCiara CooneyLock3421
irlHannah TyrrellWing3118
irlMegan WilliamsWing3018
irlLaura FeelyProp3017
irlEimear ConsidineWing3016
irlNichola FrydayLock2616
irlNicole CroninScrum Half2916
irlClaire McLaughlinBack Row3016
irlKatie FitzhenryCentre3214
irlAoife McDermottLock3114
irlAnna CapliceBack Row3214
irlLauren DelanyFull Back3213
irlAilsa HughesScrum Half3012
irlMichelle ClaffeyCentre3412
irlKathryn DaneScrum Half2511
irlNikki CaugheyCentre2910
irlcmrLinda DjougangProp2510
irlBeibhinn ParsonsWing209
irlEdel McMahon279
irlEllen MurphyScrum Half267
irlFiona ReidyProp336
irlAoife Doyle266
irlDorothy Wall215
irlEnya BreenCentre225
irlLaura SheehanWing284
irlClaire KeohaneFly Half303
irlHannah O’ConnorBack Row313
irlJudy BobbettLock223
irlKatie O’DwyerProp302
irlBrittany Hogan232
irlNeve Jones232
irlEmily LaneScrum Half231
irlEve HigginsCentre221
irlStacey Flood251
irlMarie-Louise Reilly0-
irlSiobhan Fleming0-
irlShannon Tuohey0-
irlSophie Spence0-
irlFiona Coghlan0-
irlSharon Lynch39-
irlGillian Bourke0-
irlJoy Neville0-
irlStacey-Lea Kennedy0-
irlFiona Hayes0-
irlLynne Cantwell0-
irlLeigh Dargan0-
irlLaura Guest0-
irlAmy Davis0-
irlGrace Davitt0-
irlNiamh Kavanagh0-
Penalty Try3-
irlHannah ‘Choppa’ CaseyCentre33-
irlLiz Burke0-
irlLauren Day0-
irlSusan Vaughan31-
engSam MonaghanLock1-
irlAnne Marie O’Hara0-
irlDeirbhile Nic A BhairdHooker0-
irlJenny Murphy32-
irlHeather O’Brien0-
irlJackie Shiels0-
irlAmee-Leigh Murphy Crowe0-
irlAllis Egan0-
irlEmma Hooban0-
irlVictoria Dabanovich O’Mahony0-
irlNicole FowleyFly Half0-
irlAshleigh Baxter30-
irlJuliet ShortBack Row0-
irlKim Flood0-
irlGrace Moore3-
irlPaula Fitzpatrick0-
irlNuala O’Connor0-
irlLouise GalvinCentre34-
irlNora Stapleton0-
irlChloe Pearse27-
irlTania Rosser0-
Maeve Og O’Leary0-

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