The Republic of Ireland’s Julie Russell tussles with Emma Koivisto and Noran Heroum of Finland during the European Championship clash at Tallaght Stadium. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The balance of the contest here suggested there is not much to separate these two sides but for the moment the European Championship Group Two qual(...)

Stephanie Roche netted her first goal of the year and her seventh for Ireland as the Republic’s women’s team completed their Istria Cup campaign with a 2-1 win over World Cup finalists Costa Rica in Croatia on Wednesday afternoon. 2:29

It only took Stephanie Roche two touches this time to produce a goal that already looks like it could be in the shake-up for the best strike of 2015.R(...)

Glasgow-born Republic of Ireland striker has 22 caps with her adopted country.

Ruesha Littlejohn never really planned it the way it turned out. She was happy enough doing what she was doing, scoring goals for the Scotland underag(...)

Ruesha Littlejohn of Ireland holds off  Melanie Behringer  of Germany   at Voith-Arena  in Heidenheim, Germany. Photograph:  Thomas Niedermueller/Bongarts/Getty Images

Germany 2 Rep of Ireland 0Spoiling the German parade before over 7,000 supporters in Heidenheim proved a bridge too far for the Republic of Ireland wo(...)

Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Emma Byrne. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Germany v Republic of Ireland Voith Arena, Heidenheim, 5pm Emma Byrne has vowed to ensure her 110th international cap today against Germany won’t be h(...)

Stephanie Roche’s 92nd-minute winner secured the Republic of Ireland a valuable three points in Slovakia to keep them in contention for a World Cup play-off spot.Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Slovakia 0 Republic of Ireland 1Stephanie Roche’s 92nd-minute winner secured the Republic of Ireland a valuable three points in Slovakia to keep them (...)

Republic of Ireland players celebrate  Fiona O’Sullivan’s goal against Slovenia at Tallaght Stadium last night. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Republic of Ireland 2, Slovenia 0: A goal in each half from Julie Ann Russell and Fiona O’Sullivan last night to see off Slovenia kept the Republic of(...)

Ireland goalkeeper Emma Byrne helped earn her side a point against Russia.

Russia 0 Republic Of Ireland 0 Keeper Emma Byrne was the hero as the Republic of Ireland’s women kept their faint hopes of World Cup qualification ali(...)

 Russian team-mates congratulate goalscorer Ekaterina Pantyukhina as Ireland goalkeeper Emma Byrne (back) and defender Dora Gorman   look on during the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Qualifier at Tallaght Stadium. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND 1 RUSSIA 3The Republic of Ireland women have it all to do to resurrect their World Cup qualification ambitions after falling five(...)

One of the three goals conceded by  Emma Byrne of Ireland in her side’s defeat to Germany. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Whatever side of the fence you’re on, or even if you’re sitting atop it, the GAA/Sky Sports deal sounded highly majestic on Mario Rosentock’s Giftg(...)