Ireland Women’s Rugby team enjoy their dream run in spite of semi final defeat

The Ireland Women’s Rugby team has impressed one and all with their impressive performances in the World Cup. They went down 40-7 to an impressive English side but their stubborn attitude has caught the attention of several experts of the game. England was beaten by New Zealand in each of the finals that were played in the last three years featuring the two teams. But the Irish woman managed to cause the greatest upset this time around by beating the Black Ferns and booking their semi final berth. The champions had to face a shocking exit owing to their defeat in the game. Ireland has beaten England only once in their previous encounters but the team was carrying a lot of self belief and momentum into the semi final clash. However they could not avenge the 17-10 defeat which saw England as the winners at Twickenham.
Philip Doyle’s Ireland Rugby team knew throughout that it would be a test of their character. His team was required to play out of its skins in order to ensure a suitable result. However they failed to capitalize on the early lead of 17-0 and went down fighting with their opponents. Niam Brigghs was back at her usual full back position and Fiona Coghlan was restored as the captain. There are a number of emotional stories along with the particular statistics that show how much the Ireland Rugby team has improved since the yester years. Cooke RFC and Ulster’s Grace Devitt may recall the time when she had to bribe in order to get into the team for the first time. Doyle himself and Tony Smeeth were parachuted in as overseers for the team ahead of the 1998 World Cup. They were defeated by the Kazakhs in the group stages that year which they had rightly avenged this year.

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