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  • The Ireland Women's jerseys hanging in the UCD dressing room before the arrival of the players
    09/08/2017 04:16:33
    The Ireland Women's jerseys hanging in the UCD dressing room before the arrival of the players
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  • Returning number 8 Heather O'Brien and Paula Fitzpatrick, who switches to the second row, arrive in the Ireland dressing room
    09/08/2017 04:17:15
    Returning number 8 Heather O'Brien and Paula Fitzpatrick, who switches to the second row, arrive in the Ireland dressing room
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  • Starting hooker Cliodhna Moloney makes her way to the number 2 jersey in the Ireland dressing room
    09/08/2017 04:17:30
    Starting hooker Cliodhna Moloney makes her way to the number 2 jersey in the Ireland dressing room
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  • Portlaoise flyer Alison Miller has her hair braided in the dressing room before Ireland's WRWC 2017 opener
    09/08/2017 04:20:23
    Portlaoise flyer Alison Miller has her hair braided in the dressing room before Ireland's WRWC 2017 opener
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  • Scrum half Larissa Muldoon gets settled in the dressing room as the girls in green prepare to play Australia
    09/08/2017 04:24:20
    Scrum half Larissa Muldoon gets settled in the dressing room as the girls in green prepare to play Australia
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  • Ireland's 2017 World Cup captain Claire Molloy was looking forward to leading her country for the first time in a 15s international
    09/08/2017 04:31:41
    Ireland's 2017 World Cup captain Claire Molloy was looking forward to leading her country for the first time in a 15s international
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  • Out-half Nora Stapleton ties up her hair as the Ireland Women make their final preparations for the opening Pool C clash with Australia
    09/08/2017 04:46:29
    Out-half Nora Stapleton ties up her hair as the Ireland Women make their final preparations for the opening Pool C clash with Australia
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  • Team captains Claire Molloy Shannon Parry are pictured with Hong Kong referee Tim Baker at the coin toss
    09/08/2017 05:06:10
    Team captains Claire Molloy Shannon Parry are pictured with Hong Kong referee Tim Baker at the coin toss
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  • Ireland WRWC 2017 captain Claire Molloy shakes hands with her Australian counterpart Shannon Parry, who won Olympic gold with the Sevens side last year
    09/08/2017 05:06:34
    Ireland WRWC 2017 captain Claire Molloy shakes hands with her Australian counterpart Shannon Parry, who won Olympic gold with the Sevens side last year
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  • Galway woman Claire Molloy gives a final team talk in the dressing room before Ireland's WRWC 2017 opener at the UCD Bowl
    09/08/2017 05:50:37
    Galway woman Claire Molloy gives a final team talk in the dressing room before Ireland's WRWC 2017 opener at the UCD Bowl
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  • The Ireland Women in the final moments before taking to the pitch to play the Wallaroos
    09/08/2017 05:51:06
    The Ireland Women in the final moments before taking to the pitch to play the Wallaroos
    ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan
  • Katie Fitzhenry, who came on as a second half replacement, and Mairead Coyne make their way to the UCD Bowl pitch
    09/08/2017 05:51:57
    Katie Fitzhenry, who came on as a second half replacement, and Mairead Coyne make their way to the UCD Bowl pitch
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  • A view of the teams and the UCD Bowl stand during the anthems
    09/08/2017 05:54:36
    A view of the teams and the UCD Bowl stand during the anthems
    ©INPHO/Bryan Keane
  • The Ireland players, led by newly-appointed captain Claire Molloy, stand together at anthem time
    09/08/2017 05:55:36
    The Ireland players, led by newly-appointed captain Claire Molloy, stand together at anthem time
    ©INPHO/Bryan Keane
  • The Australia and Ireland teams stand for the anthems at the UCD Bowl
    09/08/2017 05:55:39
    The Australia and Ireland teams stand for the anthems at the UCD Bowl
    ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan
  • Ireland's opening matchday squad for WRWC 2017 contained one uncapped player - scrum half Nicole Cronin from Limerick
    09/08/2017 05:55:59
    Ireland's opening matchday squad for WRWC 2017 contained one uncapped player - scrum half Nicole Cronin from Limerick
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  • The Ireland Women have a final huddle together as the Wallaroos get into position before kick-off
    09/08/2017 05:56:53
    The Ireland Women have a final huddle together as the Wallaroos get into position before kick-off
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  • Ireland prepare to kick off in the August evening sunshine as they launch their World Cup campaign against Australia
    09/08/2017 05:58:07
    Ireland prepare to kick off in the August evening sunshine as they launch their World Cup campaign against Australia
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  • Nora Stapleton kicks off for the Ireland Women as they get their WRWC 2017 campaign underway
    09/08/2017 05:59:01
    Nora Stapleton kicks off for the Ireland Women as they get their WRWC 2017 campaign underway
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  • Ireland's tough-tackling centre Jenny Murphy chases Samantha Treherne of Australia during the opening minutes of the match
    09/08/2017 06:04:06
    Ireland's tough-tackling centre Jenny Murphy chases Samantha Treherne of Australia during the opening minutes of the match
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  • Australian winger Nareta Marsters feels the force of a tackle from Jenny Murphy, the Old Belvedere and Leinster centre
    09/08/2017 06:04:10
    Australian winger Nareta Marsters feels the force of a tackle from Jenny Murphy, the Old Belvedere and Leinster centre
    ©INPHO/Bryan Keane
  • Centre Sharni Williams, pictured making ground early on, was one of three Sevens regulars in the Australian line-up
    09/08/2017 06:05:02
    Centre Sharni Williams, pictured making ground early on, was one of three Sevens regulars in the Australian line-up
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  • 50-cap second row Marie Louise Reilly wins a lineout for Ireland during the first half
    09/08/2017 06:11:30
    50-cap second row Marie Louise Reilly wins a lineout for Ireland during the first half
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  • Ireland's openside flanker and captain Claire Molloy drives forward, under pressure from Australian back rower Mollie Gray
    09/08/2017 06:15:17
    Ireland's openside flanker and captain Claire Molloy drives forward, under pressure from Australian back rower Mollie Gray
    ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan
  • A young Ireland fan looks on from the sidelines as the girls in green battle it out with the Wallaroos
    09/08/2017 06:19:18
    A young Ireland fan looks on from the sidelines as the girls in green battle it out with the Wallaroos
    ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan
  • Young Ireland fan Cara Burns watches a replay on the screen during the first half
    09/08/2017 06:20:20
    Young Ireland fan Cara Burns watches a replay on the screen during the first half
    ©INPHO/Bryan Keane
  • Bindi Mamouney was right behind Australia as they looked to upset the hosts on the opening night of the tournament
    09/08/2017 06:20:24
    Bindi Mamouney was right behind Australia as they looked to upset the hosts on the opening night of the tournament
    ©INPHO/Bryan Keane
  • Scrum half Larissa Muldoon dives over to score Ireland's opening try of the game at the 20-minute mark
    09/08/2017 06:20:51
    Scrum half Larissa Muldoon dives over to score Ireland's opening try of the game at the 20-minute mark
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  • Donegal woman Larissa Muldoon is congratulated by Nora Stapleton, Sene Naoupu and Nicole Cronin after opening Ireland's account against Australia
    09/08/2017 06:20:54
    Donegal woman Larissa Muldoon is congratulated by Nora Stapleton, Sene Naoupu and Nicole Cronin after opening Ireland's account against Australia
    ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan
  • Ireland fans celebrate in the stand after Larissa Muldoon sniped over from a close-in ruck to make ti 5-0 to the hosts
    09/08/2017 06:21:03
    Ireland fans celebrate in the stand after Larissa Muldoon sniped over from a close-in ruck to make ti 5-0 to the hosts
    ©INPHO/Bryan Keane
  • Pre-match favourites Ireland took the lead thanks to Larissa Muldoon's close range try in the 20th minute
    09/08/2017 06:21:12
    Pre-match favourites Ireland took the lead thanks to Larissa Muldoon's close range try in the 20th minute
    ©INPHO/Bryan Keane
  • Prop Lindsay Peat puts her arm around try scorer Larissa Muldoon as Ireland hit the front against the Australians
    09/08/2017 06:21:13
    Prop Lindsay Peat puts her arm around try scorer Larissa Muldoon as Ireland hit the front against the Australians
    ©INPHO/Bryan Keane
  • Ireland's Jenny Murphy and Hannah Tyrrell work together to close down Wallaroos winger Nareta Marsters
    09/08/2017 06:23:59
    Ireland's Jenny Murphy and Hannah Tyrrell work together to close down Wallaroos winger Nareta Marsters
    ©INPHO/Bryan Keane
  • Winger Mahalia Murphy is congratulated by her team-mates after running in a try on her debut for the Australia Women
    09/08/2017 06:29:22
    Winger Mahalia Murphy is congratulated by her team-mates after running in a try on her debut for the Australia Women
    ©INPHO/Bryan Keane
  • Full-back Samantha Treherne failed to convert Mahalia Murphy's try with the ball falling off the tee just she went to kick it
    09/08/2017 06:30:43
    Full-back Samantha Treherne failed to convert Mahalia Murphy's try with the ball falling off the tee just she went to kick it
    ©INPHO/Bryan Keane
  • Loosehead Lindsay Peat, who was making her World Cup debut for Ireland, gets a tackle in on Australian prop Hilisha Samoa
    09/08/2017 06:38:25
    Loosehead Lindsay Peat, who was making her World Cup debut for Ireland, gets a tackle in on Australian prop Hilisha Samoa
    ©INPHO/Bryan Keane
  • Joe Schmidt was there to support the Ireland Women alongside fellow coach Simon Easterby
    09/08/2017 06:44:12
    Joe Schmidt was there to support the Ireland Women alongside fellow coach Simon Easterby
    ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan
  • Ireland head coach Tom Tierney passes on instructions to the backs at half-time, with his side holding a slender 7-5 lead
    09/08/2017 06:48:21
    Ireland head coach Tom Tierney passes on instructions to the backs at half-time, with his side holding a slender 7-5 lead
    ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan
  • Former international scrum half Tom Tierney gives a team talk before his charges head back out for the second half against Australia
    09/08/2017 06:50:29
    Former international scrum half Tom Tierney gives a team talk before his charges head back out for the second half against Australia
    ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan
  • The Shannon family - Louise, Murach, Olivia, Lucy and Lauren - were there to cheer on Ireland at the UCD Bowl
    09/08/2017 06:51:33
    The Shannon family - Louise, Murach, Olivia, Lucy and Lauren - were there to cheer on Ireland at the UCD Bowl
    ©INPHO/Bryan Keane
  • Michelle Rodgers and Claire O'Dea were eager to cheer Ireland on to victory in the second half
    09/08/2017 06:53:39
    Michelle Rodgers and Claire O'Dea were eager to cheer Ireland on to victory in the second half
    ©INPHO/Bryan Keane
  • Ireland Sevens internationals Audrey O'Flynn and Laura Lee Walsh and sports psychologist Kate Kirby are pictured together ahead of the second half
    09/08/2017 06:56:57
    Ireland Sevens internationals Audrey O'Flynn and Laura Lee Walsh and sports psychologist Kate Kirby are pictured together ahead of the second half
    ©INPHO/Bryan Keane
  • The packed-out UCD Bowl follows the action during the opening minutes of the second half
    09/08/2017 06:59:59
    The packed-out UCD Bowl follows the action during the opening minutes of the second half
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  • Fans look on during the game which drew a large crowd to the 3,500-capacity UCD Bowl
    09/08/2017 07:01:41
    Fans look on during the game which drew a large crowd to the 3,500-capacity UCD Bowl
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  • Determined hooker Cliodhna Moloney takes on the Australian defence during the early stages of the second half
    09/08/2017 07:02:25
    Determined hooker Cliodhna Moloney takes on the Australian defence during the early stages of the second half
    ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan
  • Lineout action at the UCD Bowl as Australia's Chloe Butler reaches for the ball along with Ireland's towering lock Marie Louise Reilly
    09/08/2017 07:03:31
    Lineout action at the UCD Bowl as Australia's Chloe Butler reaches for the ball along with Ireland's towering lock Marie Louise Reilly
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  • Clare woman Eimear Considine leads an attack for Ireland as she tries to break away from Australia's Nareta Marsters
    09/08/2017 07:05:06
    Clare woman Eimear Considine leads an attack for Ireland as she tries to break away from Australia's Nareta Marsters
    ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan
  • Ireland's work-hungry winger Alison tries to hand off Australian centre Kayla Sauvao
    09/08/2017 07:14:49
    Ireland's work-hungry winger Alison tries to hand off Australian centre Kayla Sauvao
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  • Try scorer Ciaran Griffin and captain Claire Molloy roar with delight after the former forced her way over for Ireland's second try
    09/08/2017 07:17:06
    Try scorer Ciaran Griffin and captain Claire Molloy roar with delight after the former forced her way over for Ireland's second try
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  • Ciara Griffin, who made a big impact off the Irish bench, celebrates scoring the try which edged the home side into a 14-10 lead
    09/08/2017 07:17:08
    Ciara Griffin, who made a big impact off the Irish bench, celebrates scoring the try which edged the home side into a 14-10 lead
    ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan
  • The Ireland players celebrate Ciara Griffin's try as they cancel out an earlier effort from Australian captain Shannon Parry
    09/08/2017 07:17:10
    The Ireland players celebrate Ciara Griffin's try as they cancel out an earlier effort from Australian captain Shannon Parry
    ©INPHO/Bryan Keane
  • The Ireland fans react to Ciara Griffin's score which saw the hosts retake the lead at 14-10
    09/08/2017 07:17:11
    The Ireland fans react to Ciara Griffin's score which saw the hosts retake the lead at 14-10
    ©INPHO/Bryan Keane
  • Ciara Griffin is congratulated by fellow forward Cliodhna Moloney after crashing in under the Australian posts for a crucial try
    09/08/2017 07:17:19
    Ciara Griffin is congratulated by fellow forward Cliodhna Moloney after crashing in under the Australian posts for a crucial try
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  • Half-backs Nora Stapleton and Larissa Muldoon react as Sophie Spence scores Ireland's third try of the night
    09/08/2017 07:27:02
    Half-backs Nora Stapleton and Larissa Muldoon react as Sophie Spence scores Ireland's third try of the night
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  • Referee Tim Baker was well positioned as influential replacement Sophie Spence rumbled over in the left corner to make it 19-10
    09/08/2017 07:27:04
    Referee Tim Baker was well positioned as influential replacement Sophie Spence rumbled over in the left corner to make it 19-10
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  • Australian centre Sharni Williams gets her pass away despite a crunching tackle from Ireland replacement Katie Fitzhenry
    09/08/2017 07:36:15
    Australian centre Sharni Williams gets her pass away despite a crunching tackle from Ireland replacement Katie Fitzhenry
    ©INPHO/Bryan Keane
  • Ireland skipper Claire Molloy secures lineout possession for her side during the closing stages
    09/08/2017 07:37:55
    Ireland skipper Claire Molloy secures lineout possession for her side during the closing stages
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  • Captain Claire Molloy wills on her forward colleagues as Ireland gain ground with a lineout maul
    09/08/2017 07:38:07
    Captain Claire Molloy wills on her forward colleagues as Ireland gain ground with a lineout maul
    ©INPHO/Bryan Keane
  • Blindside flanker Ashleigh Baxter, who was playing in the back row for the first time at Test level, tries to halt the progress of Australia's Grace Hamilton
    09/08/2017 07:38:35
    Blindside flanker Ashleigh Baxter, who was playing in the back row for the first time at Test level, tries to halt the progress of Australia's Grace Hamilton
    ©INPHO/Bryan Keane
  • Sene Naoupu and Nora Stapleton celebrate after the Ireland out-half found touch to confirm Ireland as two-point winners
    09/08/2017 07:39:56
    Sene Naoupu and Nora Stapleton celebrate after the Ireland out-half found touch to confirm Ireland as two-point winners
    ©INPHO/Bryan Keane
  • The dejected Australian players fell just short of making a winning start to WRWC 2017
    09/08/2017 07:40:07
    The dejected Australian players fell just short of making a winning start to WRWC 2017
    ©INPHO/Bryan Keane
  • Ireland head coach Tom Tierney hugs captain Claire Molloy after the girls in green edged out Australia in a tense finish, winning 19-17
    09/08/2017 07:41:00
    Ireland head coach Tom Tierney hugs captain Claire Molloy after the girls in green edged out Australia in a tense finish, winning 19-17
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  • Backs Hannah Tyrrell, Alison Miller and Eimear Considine played their part as the Ireland Women defeated the Wallaroos in their opening Pool C match
    09/08/2017 07:41:27
    Backs Hannah Tyrrell, Alison Miller and Eimear Considine played their part as the Ireland Women defeated the Wallaroos in their opening Pool C match
    ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan
  • Hannah Tyrrell, who lined out at full-back for Ireland, thanks the fans for their support on the opening night of the Women's Rugby World Cup
    09/08/2017 07:42:03
    Hannah Tyrrell, who lined out at full-back for Ireland, thanks the fans for their support on the opening night of the Women's Rugby World Cup
    ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan
  • The Munster trio of Eimear Considine, Nicole Cronin and Ciara Griffin enjoy the post-match celebrations as they head towards the stand at the UCD Bowl
    09/08/2017 07:42:11
    The Munster trio of Eimear Considine, Nicole Cronin and Ciara Griffin enjoy the post-match celebrations as they head towards the stand at the UCD Bowl
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  • Ashleigh Baxter and Jenny Murphy, who have played together for Ireland in both Sevens and 15s, celebrate together after the 19-17 victory
    09/08/2017 07:42:22
    Ashleigh Baxter and Jenny Murphy, who have played together for Ireland in both Sevens and 15s, celebrate together after the 19-17 victory
    ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan
  • Marie Louise Reilly was selected as the Aon player of the match. She received her award from Aon's Richard Endersen after the game
    09/08/2017 07:43:50
    Marie Louise Reilly was selected as the Aon player of the match. She received her award from Aon's Richard Endersen after the game
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  • Ireland lock Marie Louise Reilly is pictured with her Aon player-of-the-match award
    09/08/2017 07:43:59
    Ireland lock Marie Louise Reilly is pictured with her Aon player-of-the-match award
    ©INPHO/Bryan Keane
  • Try-scoring scrum half Larissa Muldoon celebrates the win over Australia with her young cousin Bobby
    09/08/2017 07:44:00
    Try-scoring scrum half Larissa Muldoon celebrates the win over Australia with her young cousin Bobby
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  • Second row Paula Fitzpatrick joined her team-mates as she mixed with a crowd full of family members, friends and club-mates
    09/08/2017 07:44:13
    Second row Paula Fitzpatrick joined her team-mates as she mixed with a crowd full of family members, friends and club-mates
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  • Nora Stapleton had a hug with her granny Iris as the post-match celebrations continued at the UCD Bowl
    09/08/2017 07:44:21
    Nora Stapleton had a hug with her granny Iris as the post-match celebrations continued at the UCD Bowl
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  • Jenny Murphy, who came off with a slight knock in the second half, celebrates Ireland's 19-17 success with her brother
    09/08/2017 07:45:02
    Jenny Murphy, who came off with a slight knock in the second half, celebrates Ireland's 19-17 success with her brother
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  • Jenny Murphy is pictured with her family following Ireland's hard-earned 19-17 victory at the Belfield ground
    09/08/2017 07:45:23
    Jenny Murphy is pictured with her family following Ireland's hard-earned 19-17 victory at the Belfield ground
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  • Flanker Claire Molloy, who has over a half-century of caps, was delighted to captain Ireland to their opening World Cup win
    09/08/2017 07:46:10
    Flanker Claire Molloy, who has over a half-century of caps, was delighted to captain Ireland to their opening World Cup win
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  • Sophie Spence, the scorer of Ireland's third and final try, poses with her mum Myrtle after the game
    09/08/2017 07:47:20
    Sophie Spence, the scorer of Ireland's third and final try, poses with her mum Myrtle after the game
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  • Eimear Considine was cheered on by her boyfriend Dean Ryan as the Ireland Women made a winning start to WRWC 2017
    09/08/2017 07:47:40
    Eimear Considine was cheered on by her boyfriend Dean Ryan as the Ireland Women made a winning start to WRWC 2017
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  • The Ireland Women's jerseys hanging in the UCD dressing room before the arrival of the players
  • Returning number 8 Heather O'Brien and Paula Fitzpatrick, who switches to the second row, arrive in the Ireland dressing room
  • Starting hooker Cliodhna Moloney makes her way to the number 2 jersey in the Ireland dressing room
  • Portlaoise flyer Alison Miller has her hair braided in the dressing room before Ireland's WRWC 2017 opener
  • Scrum half Larissa Muldoon gets settled in the dressing room as the girls in green prepare to play Australia
  • Ireland's 2017 World Cup captain Claire Molloy was looking forward to leading her country for the first time in a 15s international
  • Out-half Nora Stapleton ties up her hair as the Ireland Women make their final preparations for the opening Pool C clash with Australia
  • Team captains Claire Molloy Shannon Parry are pictured with Hong Kong referee Tim Baker at the coin toss
  • Ireland WRWC 2017 captain Claire Molloy shakes hands with her Australian counterpart Shannon Parry, who won Olympic gold with the Sevens side last year
  • Galway woman Claire Molloy gives a final team talk in the dressing room before Ireland's WRWC 2017 opener at the UCD Bowl
  • The Ireland Women in the final moments before taking to the pitch to play the Wallaroos
  • Katie Fitzhenry, who came on as a second half replacement, and Mairead Coyne make their way to the UCD Bowl pitch
  • A view of the teams and the UCD Bowl stand during the anthems
  • The Ireland players, led by newly-appointed captain Claire Molloy, stand together at anthem time
  • The Australia and Ireland teams stand for the anthems at the UCD Bowl
  • Ireland's opening matchday squad for WRWC 2017 contained one uncapped player - scrum half Nicole Cronin from Limerick
  • The Ireland Women have a final huddle together as the Wallaroos get into position before kick-off
  • Ireland prepare to kick off in the August evening sunshine as they launch their World Cup campaign against Australia
  • Nora Stapleton kicks off for the Ireland Women as they get their WRWC 2017 campaign underway
  • Ireland's tough-tackling centre Jenny Murphy chases Samantha Treherne of Australia during the opening minutes of the match
  • Australian winger Nareta Marsters feels the force of a tackle from Jenny Murphy, the Old Belvedere and Leinster centre
  • Centre Sharni Williams, pictured making ground early on, was one of three Sevens regulars in the Australian line-up
  • 50-cap second row Marie Louise Reilly wins a lineout for Ireland during the first half
  • Ireland's openside flanker and captain Claire Molloy drives forward, under pressure from Australian back rower Mollie Gray
  • A young Ireland fan looks on from the sidelines as the girls in green battle it out with the Wallaroos
  • Young Ireland fan Cara Burns watches a replay on the screen during the first half
  • Bindi Mamouney was right behind Australia as they looked to upset the hosts on the opening night of the tournament
  • Scrum half Larissa Muldoon dives over to score Ireland's opening try of the game at the 20-minute mark
  • Donegal woman Larissa Muldoon is congratulated by Nora Stapleton, Sene Naoupu and Nicole Cronin after opening Ireland's account against Australia
  • Ireland fans celebrate in the stand after Larissa Muldoon sniped over from a close-in ruck to make ti 5-0 to the hosts
  • Pre-match favourites Ireland took the lead thanks to Larissa Muldoon's close range try in the 20th minute
  • Prop Lindsay Peat puts her arm around try scorer Larissa Muldoon as Ireland hit the front against the Australians
  • Ireland's Jenny Murphy and Hannah Tyrrell work together to close down Wallaroos winger Nareta Marsters
  • Winger Mahalia Murphy is congratulated by her team-mates after running in a try on her debut for the Australia Women
  • Full-back Samantha Treherne failed to convert Mahalia Murphy's try with the ball falling off the tee just she went to kick it
  • Loosehead Lindsay Peat, who was making her World Cup debut for Ireland, gets a tackle in on Australian prop Hilisha Samoa
  • Joe Schmidt was there to support the Ireland Women alongside fellow coach Simon Easterby
  • Ireland head coach Tom Tierney passes on instructions to the backs at half-time, with his side holding a slender 7-5 lead
  • Former international scrum half Tom Tierney gives a team talk before his charges head back out for the second half against Australia
  • The Shannon family - Louise, Murach, Olivia, Lucy and Lauren - were there to cheer on Ireland at the UCD Bowl
  • Michelle Rodgers and Claire O'Dea were eager to cheer Ireland on to victory in the second half
  • Ireland Sevens internationals Audrey O'Flynn and Laura Lee Walsh and sports psychologist Kate Kirby are pictured together ahead of the second half
  • The packed-out UCD Bowl follows the action during the opening minutes of the second half
  • Fans look on during the game which drew a large crowd to the 3,500-capacity UCD Bowl
  • Determined hooker Cliodhna Moloney takes on the Australian defence during the early stages of the second half
  • Lineout action at the UCD Bowl as Australia's Chloe Butler reaches for the ball along with Ireland's towering lock Marie Louise Reilly
  • Clare woman Eimear Considine leads an attack for Ireland as she tries to break away from Australia's Nareta Marsters
  • Ireland's work-hungry winger Alison tries to hand off Australian centre Kayla Sauvao
  • Try scorer Ciaran Griffin and captain Claire Molloy roar with delight after the former forced her way over for Ireland's second try
  • Ciara Griffin, who made a big impact off the Irish bench, celebrates scoring the try which edged the home side into a 14-10 lead
  • The Ireland players celebrate Ciara Griffin's try as they cancel out an earlier effort from Australian captain Shannon Parry
  • The Ireland fans react to Ciara Griffin's score which saw the hosts retake the lead at 14-10
  • Ciara Griffin is congratulated by fellow forward Cliodhna Moloney after crashing in under the Australian posts for a crucial try
  • Half-backs Nora Stapleton and Larissa Muldoon react as Sophie Spence scores Ireland's third try of the night
  • Referee Tim Baker was well positioned as influential replacement Sophie Spence rumbled over in the left corner to make it 19-10
  • Australian centre Sharni Williams gets her pass away despite a crunching tackle from Ireland replacement Katie Fitzhenry
  • Ireland skipper Claire Molloy secures lineout possession for her side during the closing stages
  • Captain Claire Molloy wills on her forward colleagues as Ireland gain ground with a lineout maul
  • Blindside flanker Ashleigh Baxter, who was playing in the back row for the first time at Test level, tries to halt the progress of Australia's Grace Hamilton
  • Sene Naoupu and Nora Stapleton celebrate after the Ireland out-half found touch to confirm Ireland as two-point winners
  • The dejected Australian players fell just short of making a winning start to WRWC 2017
  • Ireland head coach Tom Tierney hugs captain Claire Molloy after the girls in green edged out Australia in a tense finish, winning 19-17
  • Backs Hannah Tyrrell, Alison Miller and Eimear Considine played their part as the Ireland Women defeated the Wallaroos in their opening Pool C match
  • Hannah Tyrrell, who lined out at full-back for Ireland, thanks the fans for their support on the opening night of the Women's Rugby World Cup
  • The Munster trio of Eimear Considine, Nicole Cronin and Ciara Griffin enjoy the post-match celebrations as they head towards the stand at the UCD Bowl
  • Ashleigh Baxter and Jenny Murphy, who have played together for Ireland in both Sevens and 15s, celebrate together after the 19-17 victory
  • Marie Louise Reilly was selected as the Aon player of the match. She received her award from Aon's Richard Endersen after the game
  • Ireland lock Marie Louise Reilly is pictured with her Aon player-of-the-match award
  • Try-scoring scrum half Larissa Muldoon celebrates the win over Australia with her young cousin Bobby
  • Second row Paula Fitzpatrick joined her team-mates as she mixed with a crowd full of family members, friends and club-mates
  • Nora Stapleton had a hug with her granny Iris as the post-match celebrations continued at the UCD Bowl
  • Jenny Murphy, who came off with a slight knock in the second half, celebrates Ireland's 19-17 success with her brother
  • Jenny Murphy is pictured with her family following Ireland's hard-earned 19-17 victory at the Belfield ground
  • Flanker Claire Molloy, who has over a half-century of caps, was delighted to captain Ireland to their opening World Cup win
  • Sophie Spence, the scorer of Ireland's third and final try, poses with her mum Myrtle after the game
  • Eimear Considine was cheered on by her boyfriend Dean Ryan as the Ireland Women made a winning start to WRWC 2017
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