Wexford Youths’ Kylie Murphy with the FAI Continental Tyres Women’s Cup, one of three titles claimed by the side. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Carlow native Kylie Murphy is captain of the Wexford Youths side that last weekend completed a season’s treble, beating Shelbourne in a playoff to re(...)

Savannah McCarthy has captained her country at every underage level. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Growing up in Listowel, Savannah McCarthy had two ambitions: to play senior football for Ireland and to play the game professionally. In the space of (...)

Sue Ronan’s Ireland side were beaten 2-0 by Austria in the Cyprus Cup. Photograph: Inpho

Austria 2 Republic of Ireland 0 Two goals against the run of play consigned the Republic of Ireland women’s tam to a defeat at the hands of Austria i(...)

Joanna Morgan, winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award and Katie Taylor winner of the ‘Sports woman of the Year 2014’ surrounded by the monthly winners of 2014 on stage at the 10th Annual The Irish Times/Irish Sports Council Sportswoman of the Year awards.Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

This year Katie Taylor stood above the rest but The Irish Times/Irish Sports Council Sportswoman of the Year ceremony was about all of the women ac(...)

Soccer player Stephanie Roche of Peamount United, who is shortlisted for Fifa’s Puskas Goal of the Year Award,  was joint winner of the Sportswoman of the Month Award for November. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

It’s hard to believe that we’re already approaching the end of 2014 when it seems like a wet week since it started. But it’s trickier still to accept(...)

Savannah McCarthy won The Irish Times/Irish Sports Council Sportswoman Award for April. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The Irish Times/Irish Sports Council Sportswoman Award for April: Savannah McCarthy (Soccer)If at first you don’t succeed . . . a year ago Dave Connel(...)

Maria McCambridge crosses the line in second place in the women’s race at the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon 2014. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

“I’m gutted – but it’s a happy gutted,” said Maria McCambridge after her outstanding Dublin Marathon performance last month, which earned her the Iri(...)

Peamount’s Chloe Mustaki: Awarded the Sportswoman of the Month award for her own performances and for leading the Republic of Ireland’s U-19 squad to wins over Spain, England and Sweden.  Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It was only in April that we were lauding the Irish under-19 football team for making it to the European Championships for the first time, Listowel’s(...)

The Ireland  Under-19 women’s team who beat Sweden 2-1 to reach the semi-finals of the European Championships.

Republic of Ireland 2 Sweden 1 The Republic of Ireland Under-19s are the talk of European women’s football after they secured their place in the (...)

Republic of Ireland women’s under-19 manager Dave Connell: “The girls are top of a group that nobody gave us a chance in beforehand.” Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Rep of Ireland 2 England 1 A late winner from substitute Keeva Keenan put Dave Connell’s Republic of Ireland under-19 women’s side within touch(...)

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