In a boost for the profile of a range of World Rugby tournaments, Eir Sport has been named as rights-holding broadcaster in the Republic of Ireland for Rugby World Cup 2019, Women's Rugby World Cup 2017 and other key events.
A look back on a great weekend of Sevens rugby at UCD where fans from around the world came together to support their teams. Spain claimed the final place at Rio 2016 and Ireland retained their place on the HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens Series.
The Ireland Women finished third in the World Rugby Women's Sevens Olympic Repechage tournament at UCD last weekend, retaining their place as a World Series core team in the process. Check out our bumper photo gallery from both days.
The Ireland Women went from the disappointment of missing out on Olympic qualification to the joy of securing their World Series status for next season, as the World Rugby Olympic Sevens Repechage came to a thrilling close at UCD.
Who will secure the final qualifying spot for Rio? A crucial final day lies ahead for the Ireland Women's Sevens team and the other Olympic hopefuls competing at the UCD Bowl. You can watch all the knockout matches live below.
It was a case of 'job well done' for the Ireland Women's Sevens team after they topped their pool on the opening day of the Olympic Repechage at UCD. Anthony Eddy's side defeated Trinidad & Tobago (51-0), Portugal (24-12) and China (12-0).
The stage is set for a memorable weekend of international Women's Sevens action at UCD where 16 teams are gunning for the one final qualifying spot for the Rio Olympics. You can watch every game on the live stream, beginning from 10am local time.
The countdown is on to the Women's Sevens Global Olympic Qualifying tournament which will take place at the UCD Bowl this Saturday and Sunday. Check out some photos from the launch in Dublin city centre.
Ireland captain Lucy Mulhall is looking forward to an action-packed weekend in UCD at the Women's Sevens Olympic Repechage tournament. Ireland have a shot at the last qualification place and are hoping that home advantage will help them on their way.
Tournament Director Garrett Tubridy sets the scene for an exciting weekend of rugby at UCD where 16 Women's Sevens teams will battle it out at for one qualifying spot for the Rio Olympics. Tickets are available from www.ticketmaster.ie/sevens.
The fixtures and kick-off times for the Women's Sevens Global Qualifying tournament for a shot at the Olympics have been confirmed. The Ireland Women's Sevens team will kick off their challenge against Trinidad & Tobago.
Nicole Cronin, the inaugural Irish Women's Sevens Player of the Year in 2014, is looking to make an impact on her return to the green jersey at this weekend's Rugby Europe Women's Sevens Grand Prix Series in Kazan, Russia.
The Ireland Women's 15-a-side captain Niamh Briggs was part of the Irish Development team that won the Amsterdam 7s title recently. Next up is the Rugby Europe Grand Prix Series in Kazan, Russia this weekend and then a shot at Olympic Sevens qualification at UCD on June 25-26.
IRFU Director of Sevens and Women's Rugby, Anthony Eddy, has announced the Ireland Women's Sevens squad to compete in the first leg of the Rugby Europe Women's Sevens Grand Prix Series in Kazan, Russia this weekend.