Sunday 22 October 2017

Ireland women's Six Nations live on RTE

Ireland’s women’s Six Nations matches will be on TV. Photo: Colm O'Neill/INPHO
Ireland’s women’s Six Nations matches will be on TV. Photo: Colm O'Neill/INPHO

Rugby fans in Ireland will be able to watch all of the Irish Women's team's Six Nations campaign on TV or online.

Every game of the 2017 Women's Six Nations will be either broadcast on television or streamed live on the dedicated Women's Six Nations social media channels.

RTE will carry all five of Ireland's matches, kicking off with the opening game of the competition against Scotland on Friday, February 3.

Following on from the success of the IRFU live streams of the women's matches in the Six Nations and the recent November Series, this marks another milestone in the growth of the game.

Ireland will face France and England at Donnybrook with tickets going on sale next week on ticketmaster.ie.

Irish audiences will have the chance to tune in to see Niamh Briggs and her team in action throughout the tournament as they build towards the Women's World Cup in August.

John Feehan, chief executive of Six Nations Rugby, said: "This is an exciting development for Women's rugby and it will give us a great base to work on for the future.

"For the first time in the history of the Six Nations Women's Championship, supporters in each country will be able to watch all of their team's matches live and to a high quality standard whether they are playing at home or away.

"This forms part of the ongoing work done by the Six Nations Council who are constantly looking at the Championship within the context of the global rugby landscape and at ways of developing our sport."

Workshop benefits Cork club

Munster's Community Rugby Department recently ran introduction to rugby coaching workshops for the Cork Sports Partnership's Coaching in the Community course.

Following the very successful workshops, Mitchelstown RFC then provided the coaches with schools in their area to get practical experience.

This initiative also helped Mitchelstown RFC with their recent recruitment drive for their Mini rugby section, which runs every Saturday in St Fanahan's Community School in Mitchelstown.

The Community Rugby Department at Munster Rugby is comprised of five Community Rugby Officers with each one responsible for a group of clubs, schools and colleges within an allocated geographic region.

It also includes a Women's Development Officer, Girls Participation Officer, Limerick Regeneration Officer and 12 part-time Club and Community Rugby Officers working in schools in conjunction with their respective clubs.

The primary role of the department is to increase participation across all areas of rugby throughout Munster. For more details, please email info@munsterrugby.ie.

Irish Independent

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