Vera Pauw

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Republic of Ireland manager Vera Pauw:  “It’s the first time in my life I do not protect a player, but stand up for myself. Harassment and intimidation is not part of our game - and I need to be protected here.”

The absence of Tyler Toland from the Republic of Ireland football squad for the last 18 months has been a source of some puzzlement for followers of t(...)

  Kyra Carusa is set to make her first start for the Republic of Ireland against Denmark in Tallaght on Thursday. Photograph: David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

Having deviated from becoming a doctor to pursue a career in football, American-born striker Kyra Carusa should finally get her first Republic of Irel(...)

Ciara Grant: “When I last played with the Irish senior team, back in 2015 or 2016, the ratio of the girls who were playing with professional teams was probably only around a quarter in a panel of 20 whereas now, if you look at it, it has completely reversed.” File photograph: Inpho

When The Irish Times last dropped in on Ciara Grant the 27 year-old Shelbourne midfielder was just settling back into things in Dublin ahead of last y(...)

Ireland manager Vera Pauw has named a strong provisional squad of 32 for the games against Denmark and Belgium. File photograph: Inpho

The Irish women’s team will play games against Denmark and Belgium in the lead up to next month’s World Cup qualifying draw, the FAI has announced, wi(...)

Vera Pauw: hoping to guide the Republic of Ireland women’s squad to the finals of a major tournament for the first time.  Photograph: Filip Filipovic/Inpho

Vera Pauw remains confident that she can guide Ireland to the 2023 World Cup after signing a new contract with the FAI to oversee the women’s national(...)

tens of thousands of energetic, committed and talented teenagers for whom school sport, at all levels, was a source of enjoyment and structure and ambition, suddenly vanished due to Covid restrictions. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Ireland’s school playing fields are empty. Their gyms are silent and shuttered. Since the first schools closure was announced almost a year ago, there(...)

Louise Quinn competes with Germany’s Lena Oberdorf. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Vera Pauw says she believes Ireland will qualify for the next World Cup unless the team is desperately unlucky with the draw but the 57-year-old will (...)

Denise O’Sullivan looks dejected after Ireland’s defeat to Germany. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Ireland 1 Germany 3 Germany’s whole trip might have been ruined by the goal Katie McCabe scored from the penalty spot here just before half-time, the(...)

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(...)

Ireland’s Áine O’Gorman in action against  Nicole Kozlova of Ukraine during the  European Championship qualifier at the  Obolon Arena in Kiev. Photograph:  Aleksandar Djorovic/Inpho

Given the group standings, losing was a blow to an entire team but Áine O’Gorman describes Ireland’s defeat by Ukraine last month as a career low. “(...)

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