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Why are we attacking sport in Ireland?
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted August 12, 2014 at 3:24pm

There are parts of the world where sports stars can get away crimes as serious as rape because they're seen as above the law. There may be only a few examples but enough to make anyone wary of eulogising athletes just because they're fit and healthy. ...more

Ireland starts the Women's Rugby World Cup
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted August 1, 2014 at 1:21pm

Determination ... PIC Irish RugbyThe Women's Rugby World Cup starts today in France, with my home team Ireland taking on America this afternoon. I was excited to see some great stories in the newspapers this morning. This one by Gavin Cummiskey is my favo...more

The Power of 100%
by Marissa Kastanek
posted September 6, 2013 at 9:32am

"Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard." Kevin Durant. Giving 100% at every given moment will allow success at many levels. Coaches can see when an athlete leaves everything on the field of play and that is a key when recruiting....more

Women's Rugby World Cup Sevens
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted July 3, 2013 at 3:45pm

Got in a little piece to the MoS This weekend saw some incredible rugby sevens matches and I was very excited to see the Irish women's team making the quarter finals.  In all 16 countries played in the women's tournament which was held in Moscow, Ru...more

Watch and play women's rugby for Summer 2013
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted June 6, 2013 at 8:45pm

Sun is finally out in Ireland so must be time for tag rugby season to being. I saw a few notices around this week loooking for female players - and not just for tag rugby but also the main game. The Lionesses is possibly the best women's only team-na...more

Professional Rugby Player Phaidra Knight signs with Heraea Marketing
by HeraeaMarketing
posted May 8, 2013 at 8:18pm

Phaidra Knight chooses the right team...more

Sponsorships ~ Endorsements ~ Investment = HUGE Differences
by HeraeaMarketing
posted April 29, 2013 at 8:10pm

Athletes Know the Difference...more

Women's Six Nations Rugby saved
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted April 11, 2013 at 9:01am

And then it was over. The Six Nations tournament council met yesterday and decided not to change the format for the women's rugby tournament down to two-tier contest. It's probably not too far a stretch to say social media especially information fed throu...more

What will happen with Women's Six Nations rugby tournament this week?
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted April 9, 2013 at 9:24pm

So the controversy over the Women's Six Nations rugby tournament rumbles on with a board meeting this week - but we don't know whether a decision will be taken then or not. Was 2013 the last time for photos like this? PIC BBC SportIt is however great...more

Threat to women's Six Nations rugby tournament?
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted March 29, 2013 at 4:00pm

Is women’s rugby going to lose the Grand Slam buzz? That’s the big question for European rugby fans at the moment with rumoured changes of a down-grade to two three-country contests. PIC from Sportsfile via BreakingNews.ie The Irish team...more

US Rugby Player of the Decade Launches Crowdsourcing Campaign to Fund 2014 Olympic Bobsledding Bid
by stephaniemp
posted February 20, 2013 at 8:50am

Three-time rugby World Cup competitor Phaidra Knight turns to web to fuel non-conventional path to Sochi...more

#toRUSSIAwithLOVE Kickoff
by THE Phaidra Knight
posted February 20, 2013 at 7:46am

Today I launched my Indiegogo campaign #toRUSSIAwithLOVE. I hope you’ll check it out and support if you can. You can see the official announcement below.   US Rugby Player of the Decade Launches Crowdsourcing Campaign to Fund 2014 Olympic Bob...more

Just for women sports 24/7 coming our way
by HeraeaMarketing
posted February 12, 2013 at 7:46pm

Sports Channel for Women TV...more

Making Space For Women in Australian Rugby
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted July 21, 2012 at 8:40am

The Australian Rugby Union now has a woman on board. In an exciting move Ann Sherry moved yesterday from the Australian Sports Commission to the rugby board. One small step. The SMH quoted chairman Michael Hawker saying: ""The first female director of th...more

Help Send #2 Brown to the Women's Rugby Nationals
by Women in Sport International
posted April 27, 2012 at 11:32am

The Brown Women's Rugby team is trying to raise money to fund a trip to the Women's Rugby Championships. Send them some support by donating at this link: http://www.indiegogo.com/brownrugby Here is some more information about the team, from the same webs...more

Rugby Magazine names Phaidra Knight “Player of The Decade”
by THE Phaidra Knight
posted March 26, 2012 at 10:07am

Knight Selected “Player of The Decade” by Rugby Magazine Rugbymag.com named Phaidra Knight 2000-2009 Player of the Decade. “Phaidra Knight heads up the RUGBYMag.com USA women’s Team of the Decade. Knight was an All-World player...more

Ireland's women win over Wales in 6 Nations Rugby
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted March 4, 2012 at 8:31am

Great afternoon of rugby today for the Irish team against Wales in the women's 6 nations tournament, with a scoreline of  36 - nil. Clare Molloy runs past Laura Prosser of Wales Stand-out player for me was winger Alison Miller who scored one try, and...more

Time to change kick-off times?
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted February 15, 2012 at 6:53pm

Irish scrum-half Larissa Muldoon Well, at least one Ireland vs France rugby match took place this weekend. The Irish women's team were in action but lost out to France 8-7. And while a loss is heart-breaking, at least they got to finish this time. La...more

Bumps, bruises and rugby with Dani Bachmann
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted January 19, 2012 at 6:50pm

From au-pair to rugby player Dani Bachmann has had an eventful decade living in Ireland. I was watching a men's game a few weeks ago when she was pointed out as 'someone you should talk to for that blog.' So here she is ... Dani with her team (back r...more

IRB Women’s Personality of the Year (there is no Women's Player of the Year award)
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted October 27, 2011 at 8:48am

So as many of you know the men's Rugby World Cup came to a half earlier this week. As well as the main focus on the matches, the IRB hands out Player of the Year and a host of other prizes based on performances during the year.  For some reason there isn...more

Canadian Rugby Team Members Boycott Rugby Canada's "Pay to Play" Rule
by Women in Sport International
posted July 30, 2011 at 2:43pm

Tweet One of my law professors at Queen's University shared this article with me from the Toronto Star: "Female Rugby Stars Won't Pay to Play." We have all heard of amateur athletes struggling to get by while competing in their sport. Many couch hop,...more

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