Dave Connell

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New Ireland women’s manager Vera Pauw. Photograph: Harry How/Getty

The FAI have announced that former Scotland, Netherlands and Russia manager Vera Pauw is to succeed Colin Bell as the head coach of the Irish women’s (...)

Troy Parrott of Tottenham Hotspur in action against Juventus at the Singapore National Stadium on Sunday. Photograph: Thananuwat Srirasant/Getty Images

Richard Dunne has called on Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy to fast-track Tottenham’s teen sensation Troy Parrott into his senior squad. At(...)

Colin Bell has joined Huddersfield as an assistant coach. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Stephanie Roche has urged the Football Association of Ireland, despite all their current distractions, to deal “seriously” with the task of replacing (...)

Dave Connell  hopes that Ireland can get to the stage where at least one of the women’s underage teams can compete at a European finals pretty much every year. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Modernising a youth development system, as everyone out at the FAI knows by now, involves the banging of some heads together. As the changes made to t(...)

 Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo look on as Stephanie Roche arrives for the 2014 Fifa Ballon d’Or Gala. Photograph:  Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

It started out as just a bit of fun, a rule-free spot of reminiscing, a list of 50 memorable moments produced by Irish sportswomen. But then(...)

Stephanie Roche scored Ireland women’s solitary goal as they beat Slovakia at Tallaght on Monday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The investment it took was tiny by comparison with the men, of course - and the success less celebrated - but when the Chelsea women’s team won the le(...)

Dave Connell: “All we have to do is try and win the two games. We’ll pick the heads up and try get back into the reckoning as quickly as we can.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The Republic of Ireland Women’s Under-19 will be looking to bounce back from Tuesday’s Elite Round defeat to Scotland when they face Ukraine in Limeri(...)

FAI high performance director Ruud Dokter during the FAI’s Coach Education “Pathway” Launch at FAI HQ in Abbotstown. Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile.

Child safety procedures are to be tightened by the FAI over the coming seasons with managers of children’s teams to be required to show evidence to r(...)

Former U-19 Ireland captain Chloe Mustkai is slowly getting her life back following a serious illness Eric Luke / The Irish Times

‘What the hell is wrong with you, Chloe?” It was a few minutes into the second half against England when she asked herself the question. “I even r(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Dave Connell speaks to his team during the Uefa Women’s Under-17 European Championship Elite Phase Group 2 match against Hungary at Turners Cross, Cork. Photograph: Inpho

Uefa gave official confirmation on Thursday evening that Dave Connell’s women’s Under-17 Republic of Ireland side are through to the European finals, (...)

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