Ireland recovered from a sluggish start to record a hat-trick of home wins in the Six Nations for the first time since 2016. It wasn't pretty and they made multiple errors which forced them to defend too much but at least that aspect of their game held up. It will need to next week when France visit.
Instead of having seven days to recover from the by now habitual humbling from a fully professional English side, the part-timers of Ireland have had seven months to digest the familiar feeling of being a second-class citizen in this Six Nations.
THE Camogie Association has been forced into an abrupt restructuring of its intermediate and premier junior championships after the Government directed that a county can only field one team per code in the various All-Ireland competitions.
REBEL footballer Orla Finn has expressed bafflement that the LGFA and Camogie Association cannot reach a longer-term accommodation on the dual player issue that led to recent speculation of strike action by the Cork senior camogie team.
Research by the 20x20 campaign to measure improvements in the coverage of female athletes found Independent.ie was the best performer for online content, both in terms of numbers of articles and the biggest percentage of women’s articles on its site.
It said much about the disastrous nature of Canterbury's previous PR campaign that when the new Ireland women's jersey was released this week, much of the focus was around the fact that the players were actually used to launch the kit.
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