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(...)

Ronaldo and Netherlands midfielder Lieke Martens with their respective ‘Best Player in Europe’ awards in Monaco. Photograph: Valery Hache/AFP/Getty

Much was made of the fact that both the Republic of Ireland’s two goalscorers in Friday’s win over Slovakia were home-based but tonight the part-timer(...)

Ireland’s Amber Barrett celebrates scoring the winning goal in the FIFA 2019 Women’s World Cup Qualifier against Slovakia at Tallaght Stadium. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Republic of Ireland 2 Slovakia 1 Amber Barrett rescued the World Cup ambitions of the Republic of Ireland women’s team on Friday by smashing home a l(...)

Republic of Ireland Women’s squad during training ahead of their World Cup qualifier against Slovakia. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Fifa Women’s World Cup Group 3 qualifier Slovakia v Republic of Ireland National Training Centre, Senec KO 5.30pm (4.30, Irish) After opening thei(...)

Stephanie Roche returns from injury for the Republic of Ireland’s World Cup qualifier against Northern Ireland.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Teenage striker Heather Payne is Colin Bell’s only injury concern as the Republic of Ireland prepare to kick off their World Cup qualifying campaign a(...)

Ireland’ players defend a free kick. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Republic of Ireland 1 Slovakia 0 The players might be ever so slightly better remunerated than this time last week, but the Monday lunchtime kick-of(...)