Paul Riley

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Ireland’s Denise O’Sullivan and Katie McCabe celebrate a goal against Australia in September. File photograph: Inpho

Republic of Ireland captain Katie McCabe has led team-mates in a private discussion surrounding accusations of abuse and sexual coercion against forme(...)

Former North Carolina Courage goalkeeper Meghann Burke is now executive director  NWSL Players’ Association. Photograph: Grant Halverson/Getty Images

The NWSL Players’ Association (NWSLPA), a player-led and player developed group, has been at the vanguard of protecting its players since its inceptio(...)

North Carolina Courage head coach Paul Riley was recently fired after allegations of abuse and misconduct. Photograph: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

I can only describe the last week as being incredibly hard. It is tough if you are a woman, a young girl growing up with aspirations to take on the wo(...)

Lisa De Vanna in action for  Melbourne Victory. The former Australia international’s allegations have prompted an investigation from the country’s FA. Photograph: Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images

Football Australia say they will investigate any allegations of abuse in the women’s game after recently retired international striker Lisa De Vanna s(...)

Paul Riley has been fired from his position of head coach of the North Carolina Courage. Photograph: by Amy Kontras/Getty Image

A prominent head coach in the top women’s soccer league in the United States was fired Thursday after several former players accused him of verbally a(...)

  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(...)

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(...)