Leanne Kiernan

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 Leanne Kiernan of Liverpool is congratulated on scoring for her side against Aston Villa. She scored 13 goals this season as Liverpool sealed promotion. Photograph:  Lewis Storey/Getty Images

It’s been a rollercoaster of a journey for Cavan woman Leanne Kiernan. Battling through shin splints and trying to rediscover her form while at the (...)

 Sweden’s Amanda Ilestedt comes under pressure from Ireland’s Denise O’Sullivan and Saoirse Noonan in last year’s World Cup qualifier at Tallaght Stadium. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Sweden v Republic of Ireland  Gamela Ullevi, 5.30pm - Live RTÉ2 Broad brush strokes paint Gothenburg and the Swedish way of life as utopian. Su(...)

Leanne Kiernan: ‘It’s just been an all-round great year, thank God. For us to get Liverpool promoted, up to where they belong because this is such a massive club, is a dream.’ Photograph:   Nick Taylor/Liverpool FC/Liverpool FC via Getty Images

It’s hard to fathom that Leanne Kiernan is still only 22. It’s 5½ years, after all, since she helped herself to a hat-trick in an FAI Cup final, befo(...)

Katie McCabe is likely to grace the RTÉ screen in the red of Arsenal. Photograph: Marc Atkins/Getty Images

The RTÉ News Channel will broadcast the women’s FA Cup clash between Liverpool and Arsenal next Sunday. There is a big Irish interest in the fifth r(...)

Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Courtney Brosnan blocks an attempt from Sweden’s Stina Blackstenius during the World Cup qualifier at Tallaght Stadium. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Courtney Brosnan (Everton) Justified Vera Pauw’s faith in her. Took two smart saves in the opening 10 minutes and pulled off a spectacular one just s(...)

Sweden’s Amanda Ilestedt is challenged by Ireland duo  Denise O’Sullivan and Saoirse Noonan during the Women’s World Cup qualifier at Tallaght Stadium. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Republic of Ireland 0 Sweden 1 No shame in giving the Olympic silver medallists a late scare. None at all. The end game was simple enough. Leanne Ki(...)

Leanne Kiernan in action for Ireland against the Ukraine. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Ideally, there is not a headline above this Leanne Kiernan interview that refers to the Liverpool striker being raised in a house of Red Devils. “I h(...)

Liverpool Women’s have completed the signing of Megan Campbell, who adds important experience to their squad. Photograph: Nick Taylor/Liverpool FC via Getty Images

Liverpool Women’s manager Matt Beard believes the signing of Megan Campbell adds important experience to his squad. The Republic of Ireland defender (...)

Ireland’s Niamh Fahey in action against   Germany’s Alexandra Popp during the 3-0 defeat in Essen last September.  Photograph: Tim Groothuis/Inpho

Rep of Ireland v Germany, Tallaght Stadium, 5pm (Live on RTÉ 2) The Irish players are aiming to play their “best game ever” against Germany at Tallag(...)

Peamount’s Niamh Farrelly leads celebrations after the club clinched the Women’s National League title by defeating Shelbourne in a crucial clash at Newcastle, Co Dublin. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

In a season of unpredictable chaos and hoping for the best, it was the consistency of Peamount United, and in particular Karen Duggan and Áine O’Gorma(...)

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