The TG4 ladies senior All-Ireland football championship final at  Croke Park drew a crowd of 50,141. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Women’s sport has been on a journey over the last number of years both internationally and domestically. 2018 can be considered Ireland’s most success(...)

Introducing US World Cup winner Hope Solo to the RTÉ panel, for me, is a massive win for the broadcaster.

A few months ago, my brother Danny called me in an absolute panic. His panic is sports related – or he’s ringing to tell me that they’re looking for a(...)

Megan Connolly has been named in Colin Bell’s squad for the the World Cup qualifiers against Slovakia and the Netherlands in Tallaght. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ireland will be without senior international Player of the Year Harriet Scott for the World Cup qualifiers against Slovakia and the Netherlands, forci(...)

Stephanie Roche: “I think a lot of people have this image of a woman footballer who is butch and doesn’t look after herself and that’s just not right. Photograph: Beta Bajgart

When Stephanie Roche came close to becoming the first woman ever to win the Fifa Puskás Award for best goal of the year in 2014, people she didn’t kno(...)

Stephanie Roche at a Dublin event  to mark the launch of a five-a-side  football tournament which returns to Ireland for a  third consecutive year. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The women’s game, she reckons, is well on the way to being in a better place, but Stephanie Roche could do with a spot of relocation herself just now.(...)

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(...)

Northern Ireland’s Lauren Perry can’t stop a goal from Megan Campbell. Photograph: William Cherry/Inpho

Northern Ireland 0 Republic of Ireland 2 In a first competitive meeting between the cross-border rivals since 1995, it took a masterclass from the re(...)

 Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo look on as Stephanie Roche arrives for the 2014 Fifa Ballon d’Or Gala. Photograph:  Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

It started out as just a bit of fun, a rule-free spot of reminiscing, a list of 50 memorable moments produced by Irish sportswomen. But then(...)

Women’s sports need to be marketed better. Why are Republic of Ireland women’s international soccer games kicking off  on a Thursday afternoon at 3pm? Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Sit back and think hard of all the athletes Ireland has produced. Now, think of how many of those are female. Now, think about how often you see or he(...)

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 “(...)

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