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# wrwc - Today’s News

Wimbledon-style tickets, single purpose stands and transforming UCD from campus to World Cup The Making Of This post contains videos

Wimbledon-style tickets, single purpose stands and transforming UCD from campus to World Cup

Tournament director Garrett Tubridy is ready to host A tournament small on scale, but overflowing with international flavour.

'It focuses the mind, there’s no easy lead-in': Ireland relishing defining World Cup opener against Australia

Captain Niamh Briggs is leading a ‘no excuses’ attitude as Ireland embrace the challenges ahead.

# wrwc - Yesterday’s News

'We have to embrace and cherish that pressure': Briggs relishing home WRWC

Ireland captain Niamh Briggs is fit again and ready to lead her side next month.

Adaptability key for Tierney in selecting the best women for the job

The uncapped Nicole Cronin represents a considerable amount of Sevens blood running through the squad of 28.

Injury returnees and one uncapped player in Ireland squad for home World Cup

This is the squad carrying Ireland’s hopes in next month’s home tournament.

# wrwc - Sunday 23 July, 2017

World Cup squad on the board leaves nervous wait behind Ireland's elite women, but tough tasks all ahead

Ashleigh Baxter has had to adapt her game since starring in the 2014 World Cup.

# wrwc - Saturday 22 July, 2017

'It will be absolutely huge for sport here' - The legacy of the Women's Rugby World Cup

Elaine Buckley of the Fair Game podcast spoke to The42 this week.

# wrwc - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

WRWC to run ticket exchange, so don't give up hope of seeing Ireland's pool matches just yet

Proceeds from the ‘Wimbledon style’ re-sales will go to the IRFU Charitable Trust.

# wrwc - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

Black Ferns and Ireland's pool rivals Australia have named their WRWC squads

World champions England have also unveiled a massively experienced side for next month’s tournament on these shores.

# wrwc - Thursday 29 June, 2017

Ireland's World Cup pool games sell out six weeks in advance

All 16,000 tickets for the games against Australia, Japan and France have been snapped up.

# wrwc - Sunday 25 June, 2017

Time is everything as Ireland's World Cup countdown gathers pace

Maz Reilly tells us what it takes to get the Ireland engine room up and running.

# wrwc - Monday 12 June, 2017

Extra capacity added after 'unprecedented demand' for Women's Rugby World Cup tickets

The UCD Bowl will have an increased capacity for the poll stages.

# wrwc - Saturday 27 May, 2017

'You go from really excited to be leading a World Cup at home to not knowing if you’ll play again'

Ireland captain Niamh Briggs is nearing her full return following a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

# wrwc - Tuesday 2 May, 2017

Teenage out-half Higgins included in extended Ireland World Cup squad

Tom Tierney has named a 48-woman group to prepare for the home tournament.

# wrwc - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

Ireland to face France and Australia in Women's Rugby World Cup pool

Tom Tierney’s side have a tough task ahead of them next August.

# wrwc - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

Ireland will host the Women’s Rugby World Cup in 2017

The IRFU revealed their bid for the international tournament to be successful in Dublin this afternoon.

# wrwc - Monday 2 March, 2015

Ireland has bid to host the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup

The campaign involves locations in both Dublin and Belfast.

# wrwc - Saturday 27 December, 2014

The unforgettable day Ireland beat New Zealand at the World Cup

Fiona Coghlan and Lynne Cantwell look back on a superb afternoon for Irish rugby.

# wrwc - Thursday 18 December, 2014

Ireland have automatically qualified for the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup

Changes to the qualifying process announced by World Rugby mean good news for Tom Tierney’s side.

# wrwc - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

Opinion: Now is the time to start organising a women’s ‘Heineken Cup’

Six countries, 12 teams, three pools: let’s get it on!

# wrwc - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

Ambitious McWilliams pursues American Dream of coaching with Yale

The young Irish coach is heading for the States after four years with Ireland Women.

# wrwc - Monday 18 August, 2014

Fitzpatrick feels underage structures are key to ensuring Irish progress

The St. Mary’s back row was a standout performer for Ireland at the World Cup.

Three Irish players in the IRB team of the Women’s Rugby World Cup

Player of the tournament nominee Niamh Briggs was named a fullbck.

IRB promise to do ‘everything’ possible to continue growth of women’s rugby On The Up This post contains videos

IRB promise to do ‘everything’ possible to continue growth of women’s rugby

Meanwhile, Canada’s Magali Harvey edged out Niamh Briggs to be named world player of the year.

Murphy a key part of the future as Ireland look for new leaders

The 25-year-old inside centre is likely to be an important part of the Ireland team for years to come.

# wrwc - Sunday 17 August, 2014

Scarratt class drives England to World Cup final success over Canada

The Lichfield centre scored 16 of the English points in a 21-9 victory at Stade Jean-Bouin.

Doyle buoyed by Irish resilience in face of formidable French size

The retiring head coach rated his side’s performances at this World Cup as positive overall.

Ireland captain Coghlan retires on losing note but with immense pride

The 33-year-old prop has played her last game for her country, finishing on 85 caps.

Ireland squeezed out by French power in World Cup third place play-off

Despite tries for Niamh Briggs and Grace Davitt, Ireland were out-muscled by les Bleues in Paris.

Doyle steps away hoping to see IRFU drive women’s rugby forward

The Ireland head coach has brought about major improvements since first taking the job in 2003.

'You feel like you’ve let everyone down' - Ireland out to finish on a high

Philip Doyle’s side face France for third place at the World Cup in Paris this afternoon.

# wrwc - Saturday 16 August, 2014

‘I love defence, I love tackling’ – Ireland hooker Bourke suited to French test TNT

‘I love defence, I love tackling’ – Ireland hooker Bourke suited to French test

The UL Bohemians and Munster front row works as a performance analyst when she’s not playing.

A day in the life: Behind the scenes in Ireland’s World Cup camp tagged along with Philip Doyle’s squad as they prepare to face France for third place.

Jenny Murphy starts as Ireland make two changes ahead of France clash

Philip Doyle and his coaching team have made two changes ahead of Ireland’s closing World Cup fixture.

# wrwc - Thursday 14 August, 2014

Women’s rugby makes major progress and Ireland have played their part

The quality of play in this tournament has drawn in new fans to the sport.

Defensive disappointment hurts most for Ireland after World Cup defeat

England thrived as Ireland’s ‘passive’ defence gave up metres all evening.

Ireland hopeful that World Cup journey has inspired female players

Their campaign came to a bitter end in Stade Jean Bouin, but Ireland have made a positive impact overall.

# wrwc - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

Ireland to face hosts France for third place at Women’s Rugby World Cup

Les Bleues were narrowly beaten by Canada in a thrilling second semi-final at Stade Jean-Bouin.

‘It was a complete lack of performance from our side’ – Ireland coach Doyle

Ireland’s passive defence was of particular annoyance to players and coaches alike.

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