Ireland women's national rugby union team

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Ireland
Ireland rugby.png
Union Irish Rugby Football Union
Ground(s) Ashbourne
Coach(es) Republic of Ireland Philip Doyle
Team kit
Change kit
First international
 Scotland 10-0 Ireland 
(Edinburgh, Scotland 14 February 1993)
Largest win
 Ireland 59-0 Scotland 
(Ashbourne, Ireland 07 February 2014)
Largest defeat
 England 79-0 Ireland 
(Worcester, England 17 February 2002)
World Cup
Appearances 6 (First in 1994)
Best result Fourth, 2014
Part of Ireland women's national rugby union team 2011.

The Ireland rugby union team represents both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland in the rugby union.[1]

History[edit]

Ireland created history when they defeated the Black Ferns 17-14 in the pool games of the 2014 Women's Rugby World Cup.[2][3] They also finished in their highest ranking at the World Cup despite losing to France 18-25 in the third place play-off.

Current Squad[edit]

Squad to 2014 Women's Rugby World Cup:[4]

Player Position Date of Birth/Age Caps Clubs
Gillian Bourke Hooker 28 August 1984 Munster UL Bohemians
Sharon Lynch Hooker 17 September 1982 Leinster Old Belvedere
Fiona Coghlan Prop 3 March 1981 Leinster UL Bohemians
Kerrie-Ann Craddock Prop 30August 1984 England Saracens
Laura Guest Prop 24 April 1985 Munster Highfield
Ailis Egan Prop 4 February 1984 Leinster Old Belvedere
Orla Fitzsimons Lock 22 August 1981 Leinster St. Mary's College
Heather O'Brien Lock 22 July 1984 Munster Highfield
Marie Louise Reilly Lock 1 April 1980 Leinster Old Belvedere
Sophie Spence Lock 26 February 1987 Leinster Old Belvedere
Siobhan Fleming Flanker 2 October 1981 Munster Tralee
Fiona Hayes Flanker 13 September 1982 Munster UL Bohemians
Claire Molloy Flanker 22 June 1988 England Bristol
Paula Fitzpatrick Number 8 12 August 1985 Leinster St. Mary's College
Larissa Muldoon Scrum-half 11 March 1991 England Bristol
Tania Rosser Scrum-half 15 April 1978 Leinster Blackrock
Nora Stapleton Fly-half 5 July 1983 Leinster Old Belvedere
Lynne Cantwell Centre 27 September 1981 England Richmond
Grace Davitt Centre 25 December 1982 Ulster Cooke
Jenny Murphy Centre 30 May 1989 Leinster Old Belvedere
Hannah Casey Wing 20 September 1988 England Saracens
Vikki McGinn Wing 31 March 1985 Munster UL Bohemians
Alison Miller Wing 30 October 1984 Leinster Blackrock
Ashleigh Baxter Fullback 21 December 1991 Ulster Belfast Harlequins
Niamh Briggs Fullback 30 September 1984 Munster UL Bohemians
Jackie Shiels Fullback 1 June 1985 England Richmond

Results summary[edit]

(Full internationals only)

Against First game Played Won Drawn Lost Win %
 Australia 1998 2 0 0 2 0.00%
 Canada 2002 2 1 0 1 50.00%
 England 1996 19 1 0 18 5.26%
 France 1993 21 2 1 18 11.90%
 Germany 1997 3 3 0 0 100.00%
 Italy 1997 12 11 0 1 91.67%
 Japan 1994 3 2 0 1 66.67%
 Kazakhstan 1998 4 1 0 3 25.00%
 Netherlands 1998 3 3 0 0 100.00%
 New Zealand 2014 1 1 0 0 100.00%
 Samoa 2002 1 0 0 1 0.00%
 Scotland 1993 23 9 0 14 39.13%
 South Africa 2006 1 1 0 0 100.00%
 Spain 1997 9 4 0 5 44.44%
 United States 1994 6 2 0 4 33.33%
 Wales 1996 20 8 0 12 40.00%
Total 1993 128 48 1 80 37.5%

Results[edit]

See Women's international rugby for information about the status of international games and match numbering

Full internationals[edit]

[68]
1993-02-14 Scotland  10-0  Ireland Raeburn Place, Edinburgh [1/1/1]
[80]
1994-02-13 Ireland  0-5  Scotland Ravenhill, Belfast [2/3/2]
[91]
1994-04-15 (WC) France  31-0  Ireland West of Scotland RFC [26/3/1]
[94]
1994-04-17 (WC) United States  76-0  Ireland Boroughmuir [17/4/1]
[102]
1994-04-20 (WC) Scotland  10-3  Ireland Melrose [7/5/3]
[104]
1994-04-23 (WC) Ireland  11-3  Japan Boroughmuir [6/7/1]
[115]
1995-02-20 Scotland  20-3  Ireland Myreside, Edinburgh [11/7/4]
[116]
1995-03-05 Ireland  10-39  France Dublin [8/30/2]
[125]
1996-01-21 (HN) Ireland  0-21  Scotland Blackrock [9/14/5]
[130]
1996-03-03 (HN) Ireland  22-6  Wales Old Belvedere RFC, Dublin [25/10/1]
[131]
1996-03-17 (HN) England  12-8  Ireland Sunbury [27/11/1]
[150]
1997-01-26 (HN) Wales  32-5  Ireland Bridgend [27/12/2]
[152]
1997-02-09 (HN) Ireland  0-32  England Limerick [13/31/2]
[154]
1997-02-23 (HN) Scotland  28-3  Ireland Pennypit, Edinburgh [20/14/6]
[158]
1997-04-02 (FIRA) Spain  27-0  Ireland Nice, France [11/15/1]
[160]
1997-04-04 (FIRA) Italy  13-5  Ireland Nice, France [18/16/1]
[164]
1997-04-06 (FIRA) Germany  0-16  Ireland Nice, France [15/17/1]
[176]
1997-11-09 Germany  6-32  Ireland Hamburg [18/18/2]
[181]
1998-02-08 (HC) Ireland  0-15  Scotland Old Belvedere, Dublin [19/25/7]
[186]
1998-03-22 (HC) Ireland  10-27  Wales Old Crescent RFC, Rosbrien [20/31/3]
[187]
1998-04-05 (HC) England  62-8  Ireland Worcester [42/21/3]
[197]
1998-05-02 (WC) Australia  21-0  Ireland Amsterdam [6/22/1]
[205]
1998-05-05 (WC) Ireland  6-12  Kazakhstan Amsterdam [23/13/1]
[210]
1998-05-09 (WC) Netherlands  18-21  Ireland Amsterdam [37/24/1]
[218]
1998-05-12 (WC) Ireland  20-5  Italy Amsterdam [25/23/2]
[225]
1998-05-15 (WC) Ireland  10-26  Kazakhstan Amsterdam [26/16/2]
[232]
1999-02-07 (5N) Ireland  0-24  France Dublin [27/50/3]
[236]
1999-02-28 (5N) Wales  26-0  Ireland Venue unknown [38/28/4]
[238]
1999-03-07 (5N) Ireland  0-56  England Dublin [29/49/4]
[240]
1999-03-21 (5N) Scotland  22-5  Ireland Inverleith, Edinburgh [37/30/8]
[273]
2000-05-08 (FIRA) France  41-14  Ireland El Ejido, Spain [61/31/4]
[279]
2000-05-10 (FIRA) Ireland  15-31  Kazakhstan Vera, Spain [32/22/3]
[287]
2000-05-13 (FIRA) Ireland  19-12  Netherlands El Ejido, Spain [33/47/2]
[300]
2001-02-0? Spain  42-0  Ireland Madrid [34/32/2]
[301]
2001-02-16 Ireland  0-53  France Dublin [35/65/5]
[311]
2001-05-06 (FIRA) France  45-9  Ireland Marquette lez Lille, France [69/36/6]
[320]
2001-05-10 (FIRA) Ireland  10-15  Wales Lille, France [37/57/5]
[326]
2001-05-12 (FIRA) Ireland  9-8  Italy Lille, France [38/33/3]
[338]
2001-10-24 Netherlands  0-15  Ireland Amsterdam [53/39/3]
[344]
2002-02-03 (6N) Ireland  5–13  Wales Thormond Park, Limerick [40/60/6]
[348]
2002-02-17 (6N) England  79-0  Ireland Worcester [79/41/5]
[351]
2002-03-02 (6N) Ireland  0–13  Scotland Limerick [42/60/9]
[358]
2002-03-25 (6N) Ireland  6–8  Spain Limerick [43/43/3]
[359]
2002-04-05 (6N) France  46–0  Ireland Melun [76/44/7]
[368]
2002-05-13 (WC) Canada  57-0  Ireland Barcelona [33/45/1]
[376]
2002-05-17 (WC) Ireland  0-22  Samoa Barcelona [46/3/1]
[378]
2002-05-20 (WC) Germany  0-18  Ireland Barcelona [37/47/3]
[387]
2002-05-24 (WC) Ireland  0-18  Japan Barcelona [48/15/2]
[398]
2003-02-1? (6N) Scotland  25–0  Ireland Netherdale (Gala) [68/49/10]
[401]
2003-02-2? (6N) Spain  0–16  Ireland Madrid [50/50/4]
[402]
2003-03-09 (6N) Ireland  0–20  France Limerick [51/83/8]
[405]
2003-03-21 (6N) Wales  17–0  Ireland Cardiff Arms Park [76/52/7]
[408]
2003-03-28 (6N) Ireland  3–46  England Thomond Park RFC, Limerick [53/90/6]
[430]
2004-02-15 (6N) France  22-5  Ireland Savigny sur Orge, Paris [88/54/9]
[431]
2004-02-21 (6N) Ireland  13-14  Wales Thomond Park, Limerick [55/79/8]
[434]
2004-03-06 (6N) England  51-10  Ireland Twickenham, London [96/56/7]
[438]
2004-03-20 (6N) Ireland  7-8  Spain Thomond Park, Limerick [57/59/5]
[442]
2004-03-27 (6N) Ireland  0-17  Scotland Thomond Park, Limerick [58/78/11]
[444]
2004-05-01 (FIRA) Ireland  7-24  Wales Toulouse, France [59/83/9]
[451]
2004-05-05 (FIRA) Ireland  14-5  Italy Toulouse, France [60/42/4]
[454]
2004-05-08 (FIRA) Ireland  20-12  Spain Toulouse, France [61/63/6]
[472]
2004-11-14 Ireland  55-0  Japan Donnybrook, Dublin [62/17/3]
[477]
2005-02-05 (6N) Spain  19-17  Ireland Campo Central Ciudad Universitaria, Madrid [64/63/7]
[479]
2005-02-12 (6N) Scotland  15-5  Ireland Murrayfield [84/64/12]
[483]
2005-02-26 (6N) Ireland  0-32  England St Mary's College, Dublin [65/108/8]
[486]
2005-03-13 (6N) Ireland  0-34  France Dublin [66/99/10]
[488]
2005-03-18 (6N) Wales  6-11  Ireland Arms Park, Cardiff [92/67/10]
[520]
2006-01-25 Ireland  5-23  United States ? [68/52/2]
[521]
2006-02-04 (6N) Ireland  25-10  Spain Donnybrook, Dublin [69/69/8]
[524]
2006-02-10 (6N) France  32-0  Ireland Montauban, Toulouse [104/70/11]
[527]
2006-02-25 (6N) Ireland  7-14  Wales Donnybrook, Dublin [71/97/11]
[531]
2006-03-10 (6N) Ireland  0-9  Scotland Navan [72/94/13]
[534]
2006-03-17 (6N) England  29-10  Ireland Old Albanians, St Albans [119/73/9]
[548]
2006-04-29 Ireland  15-8  Canada Galway [74/53/2]
[564]
2006-08-31 (WC) Ireland  0-43  France St. Albert Rugby Park, St. Albert [75/108/12]
[570]
2006-09-04 (WC) Ireland  11-24  United States Ellerslie Rugby Park, Edmonton [76/56/3]
[576]
2006-09-08 (WC) Ireland  37-0  South Africa St. Albert Rugby Park, St. Albert [77/9/1]
[578]
2006-09-12 (WC) Ireland  10-11  Scotland St. Albert Rugby Park, St. Albert [78/99/14]
[583]
2006-09-16 (WC) Ireland  14-18  Australia Ellerslie Rugby Park, Edmonton [22/79/2]
[599]
2007-02-03 (6N) Wales  10-5  Ireland Taffs Well RFC, Cardiff [103/80/12]
[601]
2007-02-10 (6N) Ireland  10-13  France St Mary's RFC, Dublin [81/114/13]
[606]
2007-02-25 (6N) Ireland  0-32  England Thomond Park, Limerick [82/127/11]
[607]
2007-03-10 (6N) Scotland  6-18  Ireland Meggetland, Edinburgh [104/83/15]
[610]
2007-03-17 (6N) Italy  12-17  Ireland Tre Fontane, Rome [56/84/5]
[656]
2008-02-01 (6N) Ireland  19-0  Italy St Mary's RFC, Dublin [85/61/6]
[661]
2008-02-10 (6N) France  26-17  Ireland St Gratien[disambiguation needed] [123/86/14]
[662]
2008-02-22 (6N) Ireland  13-3  Scotland St Mary's RFC, Dublin [87/109/16]
[665]
2008-03-07 (6N) Ireland  10-19  Wales St Mary's RFC, Dublin [88/116/13]
[668]
2008-03-15 (6N) England  17-7  Ireland London Irish [138/89/11]
[683]
2008-05-17 (FIRA) Ireland  41-7  Spain Amsterdam [90/83/9]
[690]
2008-05-20 (FIRA) England  22-11  Ireland Drachten, Netherlands [140/91/12]
[701]
2008-05-24 (FIRA) France  22-22  Ireland Amsterdam [129/92/15]
[722]
2009-02-06 (6N) Ireland  7-5  France Ashbourne [93/130/16]
[726]
2009-02-14 (6N) Italy  17-35  Ireland Stadio M.Natali, Colleferro [68/94/7]
[728]
2009-02-27 (6N) Ireland  13-29  England St Mary's RFC, Dublin [95/149/13]
[731]
2009-03-13 (6N) Scotland  0-23  Ireland Meggetland [119/96/17]
[734]
2009-03-21 (6N) Wales  13-10  Ireland Taffs Well [125/97/14]
[785]
2010-02-05 (6N) Ireland  22-5  Italy Ashbourne [98/75/8]
[788]
2010-02-12 (6N) France  19-9  Ireland Stade des Allées, Blois, Loir-et-Cher [141/99/17]
[800]
2010-02-28 (6N) England  22-5  Ireland Pillar Data Arena, Esher, Surrey [156/100/14]
[801]
2010-03-12 (6N) Ireland  18-3  Wales Ashbourne, County Meath, Leinster [101/129/15]
[804]
2010-03-19 (6N) Ireland  15-3  Scotland Ashbourne, County Meath, Leinster [102/128/19]
[839]
2010-08-20 (WC) England  27-0  Ireland Surrey Sports Park, Guildford [164/103/15]
[845]
2010-08-24 (WC) Ireland  22-12  United States Surrey Sports Park, Guildford [104/75/4]
[851]
2010-08-28 (WC) Ireland  37–3  Kazakhstan Surrey Sports Park, Guildford [105/48/4]
[856]
2010-09-01 (WC) Ireland  3–40  United States Surrey Sports Park, Guildford [106/77/5]
[861]
2010-09-05 (WC) Scotland  8–32  Ireland Surrey Sports Park, Guildford [135/107/19]
[868]
2011-02-06 (6N) Italy  5-26  Ireland Rovigo [86/108/9]
[870]
2011-02-11 (6N) Ireland  12-14  France Ashbourne [109/152/18]
[873]
2011-02-26 (6N) Scotland  5-22  Ireland Lasswade [139/109/19]
[877]
2011-03-13 (6N) Wales  15-14  Ireland Cross Keys RFC [140/110/16]
[879]
2011-03-18 (6N) Ireland  0-31  England Ashbourne [111/173/16]
[-]
2012-02-03 (6N) Ireland  10-3[5]  Wales Ashbourne RFC [-/-/-]
[922]
2012-02-11 (6N) France  8-7  Ireland Stade de Hameau, Pau [158/112/19]
[925]
2012-02-24 (6N) Ireland  40-10  Italy Ashbourne RFC [113/94/10]
[928]
2012-03-03 (6N) Ireland  36–0  Wales Ashbourne RFC [114/144/17]
[929]
2012-03-09 (6N) Ireland  20–0  Scotland Ashbourne RFC [115/146/20]
[932]
2012-03-17 (6N) England  23–6  Ireland Esher RFC [185/116/17]
[971]
2013-02-03 (6N) Wales  10-12  Ireland Aberavon [147/117/18]
[973]
2013-02-09 (6N) Ireland  25-0  England Ashbourne [118/195/18]
[974]
2013-02-23 (6N) Scotland  3-30  Ireland Lasswade [150/119/21]
[977]
2013-03-08 (6N) Ireland  15-10  France Ashbourne [120/172/20]
[981]
2013-03-17 (6N) Italy  3-6  Ireland Parabiago, Milan [107/121/11]
[981]
2013-03-17 (6N) Italy  3-6  Ireland Parabiago, Milan [107/121/11]
[1022]
2014-01-31 (6N) Ireland  59-0  Scotland Ashbourne [122/156/23]
[1025]
2014-02-07 (6N) Ireland  18-6  Wales Ashbourne [123/153/19]
[1028]
2014-02-22 (6N) England  17-10  Ireland Twickenham [210/124/19]
[1032]
2014-03-08 (6N) Ireland  39-0  Italy Aviva Stadium, Dublin [125/114/12]
[1035]
2014-03-14 (6N) France  19 - 15  Ireland Stade du Hameau, Pau [184/126/21]
[1060]
2014-08-01 (WC) United States  17-23  Ireland CNR, Marcoussis Pitch 2 [96/127/6]
[1067]
2014-08-05 (WC) New Zealand  14-17  Ireland CNR, Marcoussis Pitch 1 [73/128/1]

Other matches[edit]

[-]
1994-04-13 (WC) Scottish Students Scotland 5-18  Ireland West of Scotland RFC [-/-/-]
[-]
2005-01-09 Ireland  25-19  England Academy St Mary's RFC, Dublin [-/-/-]
[-]
2006-06-20 Irish Barbarians  3-31  Netherlands B Durban [-/-/-]
[-]
June 2006 South Africa A  5-3  Irish Barbarians Durban [-/-/-]
[-]
2006-08-13 Scotland A  6-17  Ireland Hawick [-/-/-]
[-]
2008-12-20 Ireland President's XV  8-19  England St Mary's RFC, Dublin [-/-/-]
[-]
2010-07-18 Scotland XV  20-15  Ireland XV Lasswade [-/-/-]
[-]
2010-08-01 Wales XV  15-13  Ireland XV Bridgend [-/-/-]
[-]
2013-01-20 Ireland XV  39-7  Spain Ashbourne [-/-/-]
[-]
2014-07-20 Ireland XV  27-7  Wales Estuary Road, Malahide, Dublin, Ireland [-/-/-]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union/28699548
  2. ^ IRB.com (5 August 2014). "Ireland shock four-time champions New Zealand". Retrieved 26 August 2014. 
  3. ^ James Mortimer (6 August 2014). "Black Ferns lose historic match to Ireland". Retrieved 26 August 2014. 
  4. ^ IRB (2014). "Ireland Squad". Retrieved 26 August 2014. 
  5. ^ Match abandoned after 40 minutes