Iceland’s Karólína Lea Vilhjálmsdóttir is put under pressure by the Republic of Ireland’s Katie McCabe during the international friendly at Reykjavík’s Laugardalsvollur stadium. Photograph: Kristinn Magnusson/Inpho

Iceland 2 Republic of Ireland 0 The Republic of Ireland’s season, already full to the brim with regret, has ended with a seventh successive defeat. (...)

Ireland’s Áine O’Gorman in action against  Nicole Kozlova of Ukraine during the  European Championship qualifier at the  Obolon Arena in Kiev. Photograph:  Aleksandar Djorovic/Inpho

Given the group standings, losing was a blow to an entire team but Áine O’Gorman describes Ireland’s defeat by Ukraine last month as a career low. “(...)

Vera Pauw: saw her Republic of Ireland side suffer a crushiing 1-0 defeat to Ukraine at the Obolon Arena, Kiev. Photograph: Aleksandar Djorovic/Inpho

Having felt they were on the cusp of making some history going to Kiev, the Irish team return home on the verge of elimination from these European Ch(...)

Louise Quinn after the final whistle of the Republic of Ireland’s European Championship qualifier against Ukraine at the Obolon Arena in Kiev. Photograph: Aleksandar Djorovic/Inpho

Ukraine 1 Republic of Ireland 0 After all the progress that has been made during the past few years, Ireland’s chances of qualifying for a first majo(...)

Ireland v Germany kicks off at 1pm, with live coverage on RTÉ 2 television. File photograph: Inpho

Marie Hourihan Club: SC Braga Born: London Age: 32 Position: Goalkeeper Caps: 23 Has been with Braga in Portugal since last year, having had earlier (...)

Katie McCabe celebrates scoring a goal for  Arsenal against Birmingham City. Photograph:  Alex Davidson/Getty Images

Women’s Euro Qualifier: Germany v Republic of Ireland, Georg-Melches Stadion, Essen, 1pm (Irish time) – Live on RTÉ2 While the remarkable influx of w(...)

Ireland’s Heather Payne in action against Ukraine’s Olha Basanska during the qualifier at  Tallaght Stadium. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Republic of Ireland women’s manager Vera Pauw has expressed frustration at missing Heather Payne and Harriet Scott for next week’s European qualifier (...)

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(...)