Determination … PIC Irish Rugby
The 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 favourite, closes with some stirring sports-style lines. Writing about the two longest-serving players Fiona Coughlan and Lynn Cantwell he says:
“Here also begins the final campaign for the Thelma and Louise of Irish rugby (although Cantwell has postponed her retirement).
Already they have inspired a generation of female rugby players. Here represents the last stand for the first group to have achieved such hero status.
So begins a daunting task but they’ve never known it any other way.
Sevens can wait”
Indeed it can. You can follow the matches here with full results updated daily.