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, Rugby World Cup, RWC 2021 FINAL, RWC 2021 QF, RWC 2021 SF, RWC POOL A, RWC POOL B, RWC POOL C, 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, 2022-23

Women’s 6 Nations 2020

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1
W W W W W
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2
L W W D
D14211121427921313
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 Row3471
irlNiamh BriggsFull Back3757
irlLarissa Muldoon3148
nzlirlSene NaoupuCentre3839
irlAlison MillerProp3736
irlCiara GriffinBack Row2834
irlLindsay PeatProp4132
irlLeah LyonsProp2725
irlCliodhna MoloneyHooker3024
irlCiara CooneyLock3421
irlMegan WilliamsWing3118
irlHannah TyrrellWing3218
irlLaura FeelyProp3017
irlNicole CroninScrum Half3016
irlNichola FrydayLock2716
irlEimear ConsidineWing3116
irlClaire McLaughlinBack Row3016
irlKatie FitzhenryCentre3314
irlAoife McDermottLock3114
irlAnna CapliceBack Row3314
irlLauren DelanyFull Back3313
irlAilsa HughesScrum Half3112
irlMichelle ClaffeyCentre3412
irlKathryn DaneScrum Half2611
irlcmrLinda DjougangProp2610
irlNikki CaugheyCentre3010
irlEdel McMahon289
irlBeibhinn ParsonsWing209
irlEllen MurphyScrum Half277
irlFiona ReidyProp346
irlAoife Doyle276
irlEnya BreenCentre235
irlDorothy Wall225
irlLaura SheehanWing294
irlJudy BobbettLock223
irlHannah O’ConnorBack Row323
irlClaire KeohaneFly Half313
irlNeve Jones232
irlKatie O’DwyerProp312
irlBrittany Hogan242
irlEve HigginsCentre231
irlEmily LaneScrum Half231
irlStacey Flood261
irlMarie-Louise Reilly1-
irlLiz Burke1-
irlFiona Hayes1-
irlLynne Cantwell1-
irlStacey-Lea Kennedy1-
irlJoy Neville1-
irlHannah ‘Choppa’ CaseyCentre34-
irlFiona Coghlan1-
irlShannon Tuohey1-
nirVictoria Irwin24-
irlLauren Day1-
irlAshleigh Baxter30-
irlNiamh Kavanagh1-
Penalty Try4-
irlGrace Davitt1-
irlSiobhan Fleming1-
irlLeigh Dargan1-
irlAmy Davis1-
irlSophie Spence1-
irlLaura Guest1-
irlLouise GalvinCentre35-
irlTania Rosser1-
irlNicole FowleyFly Half1-
irlJackie Shiels1-
irlGillian Bourke1-
irlNuala O’Connor1-
irlDeirbhile Nic A BhairdHooker1-
irlJenny Murphy33-
irlHeather O’Brien1-
irlLucy Mulhall0-
irlAllis Egan1-
irlEmma Hooban1-
irlAnne Marie O’Hara1-
irlVictoria Dabanovich O’Mahony1-
irlChloe Pearse28-
Maeve Óg O’Leary0-
irlJuliet ShortBack Row1-
irlGrace Moore4-
irlSusan Vaughan32-
irlKim Flood1-
irlAmee-Leigh Murphy Crowe1-
irlPaula Fitzpatrick1-
engSam MonaghanLock1-
irlNora Stapleton1-
irlSharon Lynch40-
Aoife Wafer0-

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