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Women’s Six Nations To Be Played In Dublin, Cork And Belfast

Women’s Six Nations To Be Played In Dublin, Cork And Belfast

Ireland's Beibhinn Parsons following the Autumn Test win over USA at the RDS.

The IRFU are pleased to announce that it will be easier for fans to support the Ireland Women’s team during the 2022 Women’s Six Nations with their three home fixtures to be played in Dublin, Cork, and Belfast.

The Ireland Women, under incoming head coach Greg McWilliams, will get their 2022 campaign underway against Wales on Saturday, March 26 (kick-off 4.45pm) at the RDS in Dublin, where almost 3,000 fans supported the team during their recent win over Japan.

Ireland will then travel to France for round two on Saturday, April 2, before their second home game, against Italy, is played at Munster Rugby’s Musgrave Park on Sunday, April 10 (kick-off 5pm).

The Cork venue has been successfully hosting the Ireland Under-20s since 2019.

The penultimate weekend sees the Ireland Women travel to play England on Sunday, April 24 (kick-off 12pm), before the final home match of the 2022 Six Nations, against Scotland, is staged at Ulster Rugby’s Kingspan Stadium on Saturday, April 30 (kick-off 8pm).

This will be the first senior international to be played at the Belfast venue since the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup final.

Ticket information for Ireland’s three home games in Dublin, Cork, and Belfast will follow.

Commenting on today’s news, IRFU Chief Executive Philip Browne said: “We are delighted to announce that it will be even easier for fans around the county to support our women’s team in the 2022 Six Nations as we look at increasing the accessibility, profile, and interest in our women’s rugby team across the country.

“Support for the team has grown strongly as they moved from Ashbourne to Energia Park and to the RDS.

“We hope that by bringing the team closer to the provincial clubs that are developing women’s and girls rugby, we can encourage even more female involvement, at all levels.

“The three provincial venues deliver top-flight facilities and playing surfaces that will allow for the best of international women’s rugby, and we are optimistic that our 2022 Six Nations will be one of the best supported campaigns ever.”