The Women's Rugby World Cup trophy continued to rack up the miles this week as it moved from Leinster to Connacht and back again.

The tour will visit all 32 counties in Ireland before arriving at Kingspan Stadium in Belfast for the Women's Rugby World Cup 2017 final on 26 August.

The sun was out last Sunday when 12 teams, each representing one of the teams who will battle for glory at WRWC 2017 from 9-26 August, in a mini tournament with Ireland captain Niamh Briggs casting an eye over the girls in action. 

On Monday, the tour made its way to Connacht with Scoil Bhríde in Tuam the first port of call for the trophy, giving Ireland hooker Cliodhna Moloney the chance to take a trip down memory lane with a visit to her old school.

The busy day continued with visits to Muire Gan Smal Primary School, Mount St. Michael Secondary School and Claremorris RFC.

It was on to Ballyhaunis and Mercy College in Sligo on Tuesday and Wednesday before the trophy made a flying visit back to Dublin for the IRFU U19 School Sevens festival at Terenure RFC on Thursday.


Ballina will host the trophy on Friday before another visit back to Dublin for the Women's All Ireland League finals at Donnybrook on Saturday.

Then it's back to Connacht next week for stops in Galwegians, Portumna and Westport among others

For a list of stops on the tour, with more being added all the time, and a dedicated social hub, visit