The IRFU have advertised for a part-time head coach to replace Tom Tierney at the helm of the women's national side.

Tierney stepped down after Ireland's disappointing World Cup in August - the hosts finished eighth after losing three of their five games.

Tierney was hired on a full-time three-year contract in 2014, replacing his part-time successor Philip Doyle, but the association are now looking for a "part-time/casual' replacement on a six-month term. Applications for the role close on October 27.

In the aftermath of the World Cup, there were allegations of unhappiness in the camp due to the association's perceived prioritisation of the sevens game and lack of funding for the XVs setup.

Ireland have already qualified for next year's Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco.

The IRFU have been contacted for comment.