Students deducted three points to put them fourth in Leinster First Division

Soccer player Stephanie Roche of Peamount United, who is shortlisted for Fifa’s Puskas Goal of the Year Award,  was joint winner of the Sportswoman of the Month Award for November. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Peamount United player and triathlete join impressive list of monthly winners

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

International defender the rock on which Irish success is being built

UCD’s Anna O’Flanagan: her hat-trick all but sealed the points for her side against Railway Union after the break when she got her third goal.  Photograph: Inpho

Anna O’Flanagan hat-trick helps to seal victory against Railway Union

Both players have switched codes, signing sevens contracts with the IRFU. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Sportswomen from other codes offered the chance to take up sevens, which will feature in the 2016 Olympics

League leaders hoping to bounce back from cup defeat against struggling North Kildare

World and Olympic champion Ilya Ilyin of Kazakhstan. Photograph: Getty Images.

Kazakh weightlifting superstar leaves rivals on the lurch

 Emma Smyth of Railway Union who scored in Railway’s defeat of UCD in the second round of the Irish Senior Cup. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Four Ulster sides and one from Munster also win in second round of Irish Senior Cup

Republic of Ireland’s Stephanie Roche: will be up against some of the top stars in the game for Fifa’s Goal of the Year award. Photograph: Inpho

Irish woman’s wonder goal sees her face off with Van Persie, Ibrahimovic and Costa

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