Savannah McCarthy won The Irish Times/Irish Sports Council Sportswoman Award for April. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The Irish Times/Irish Sports Council Sportswoman Award for April: Savannah McCarthy (Soccer)If at first you don’t succeed . . . a year ago Dave Connel(...)

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(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Sue Ronan. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Having become the latest Republic of Ireland women’s squad member to venture overseas to pursue her career, France-based Stephanie Roche is aiming to(...)

The Republic’s Denise O’Sullivan scores a last-minute goal to win the game. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The Republic of Ireland’s match winner from Saturday’s Women’s World Cup qualifier against Croatia, Denise O’Sullivan, insists anything other victo(...)

 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(...)

After last month’s dramatic disappointment against Germany, the Irish women’s team will look to pick themselves by beating Russia in this evening’s Wo(...)