No joy for Tipperary players as Ireland are well beaten by France

Ireland fall to heavy defeat in Women's Six Nations rugby

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Amee-Leigh Murphy Crowe

Amee-Leigh Murphy Crowe pictured on her Irish debut in today's game against France at Donnybrook

Tipperary players Dorothy Wall and Amee-Leigh Murphy Crowe appeared for the Irish Women's rugby team that was beaten by France by 56-15 in the Women's Six Nations rugby championship at Donnybrook today.

The defeat means Ireland finish second in Pool B and will face either Scotland or Italy, who are playing at present, next weekend in a play-off for third place.

Playing just their second game in six months, Ireland's amateur team always found the going tough against France's semi-professional outfit.

Fethard's Dorothy Wall lined out from the start while Amee-Leigh Murphy Crowe from Tipperary town made her debut as a second half replacement, before picking up a yellow card after a TMO consultation.