Denise O’Sullivan’s form for Ireland, not least in the opening two games of their qualifying group when they beat Montenegro and Ukraine, earned her the Senior International Player of the Year award. Photograph:  Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Until that injury time equaliser in Athens on Tuesday afternoon, which left Ireland having to settle for a draw in their European Championship qualifi(...)

Denise O’Sullivan with the 2019 PFA Ireland women’s senior International Player of the Year award at The Marker Hotel in Dublin. Photograph:  Seb Daly/Sportsfile

Momentum is a funny thing. It doesn’t always flow the way you imagined. In the glow of the women’s hockey team’s storybook qualification for the Ol(...)

NC Courage’s Irish player Denise O’Sullivan has shone for the US club since joining them. Photograph: Getty Images

The National Women’s Soccer League in America is full of stars and has lots of glitz and glamour. Deemed the best league in the world by many, there a(...)

Katie McCabe and Louise Quinn in action during a Republic of Ireland training session at Tallaght Stadium ahead of Tuesday night’s European Championship qualifier against Montenegro. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Women’s European Championship qualifier: Republic of Ireland v Montenegro, Tallaght Stadium, Tuesday, 7.30pm (Live on RTÉ2) Tom O’Connor has a full s(...)

Ireland’s Katie McCabe dejected after her side’s loss to Norway in a World Cup qualifier. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Republic of Ireland 0 Norway 2 The celebrated progress of Ireland’s women’s team was put into stark perspective in this World Cup qualifier as Norway(...)

Ireland’s Louise Quinn dejected after conceding they first goal of the game to the Netherlands in their 2019 World Cup qualifier. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Republic of Ireland 0 Netherlands 2 After the upsurge in talk of qualification for what would be the Irish women’s first ever World Cup, Colin Bell’s(...)

Ireland’s Denise O’Sullivan scored against Slovakia on Tuesday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Slovakia 0 Ireland 2 The Republic of Ireland women’s team delivered an excellent away performance in Slovakia to make it two wins from two games in t(...)

Remember the furore last month over the Republic of Ireland’s international women’s soccer team. The shame, the shame. Player Aine O’Gorman spoke of “(...)

The Irish players acknowledge the crowd after the game in Tallaght. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Like many Irish soccer fans and other fair-minded people I was outraged at last week’s revelations about the shabby - even humiliating - treatment of(...)

Republic of Ireland  goalkeeper Emma Byrne saved an early penalty against Spain but Ireland still lost 3-0.

Despite a fantastic first-half performance, the Republic of Ireland women’s team were defeated 3-0 yesterday in Madrid as Spain made it 18 points fro(...)

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