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Republic of Ireland manager Vera Pauw is unhappy that her German counterpart announced that four players will not travel for the game in Montenegro. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Republic of Ireland manager Vera Pauw has criticised her German counterpart Martina Voss-Tecklenburg for announcing in the run-up to Saturday’s Europe(...)

Munster’s Chisom Ugwueru. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

This has nothing to do with Canterbury’s failure to use a female rugby player to mark last month’s historic announcement that the same Ireland jersey (...)

Katie Taylor shows off all her belts  after winning the undisputed lightweight title contest against Delfine Persoon at  Matchroom Fight Camp in Essex. Photograph: Mark Robinson/Inpho/Matchroom Boxing

It was in June of last year that Katie Taylor was chosen as our sportswoman of the month for the 12th time in the 14 years since the awards began, her(...)

 Team doctor Ciara Grant during a Republic of Ireland women’s under-17 training camp at Tramore AFC in Waterford. Photograph: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

When she came off the pitch at the Brandywell last September having helped Strabane club Sion Swifts complete their league campaign with a thumping 13(...)

Irish professional golfer and Davy brand ambassador Leona Maguire pictured at Slieve Russell Golf Club in Co Cavan ahead of her return to the LPGA tour. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Leona Maguire’s Excel spreadsheet has, in its own way, characterised the uncertainties of the past few months as – in her ‘rookie’ season on the LPGA (...)

Rachel Hill stands while her Chicago Red Stars team-mates take a knee during the US national anthem before a game in the  NWSL Challenge Cup  in Herriman, Utah. Photograph: Alex Goodlett/Getty Images

You know yourself, you set out to Google a specific thing but you end up hitting so many diversionary links that three-ish hours later you forget what(...)

Cork’s Orlagh Farmer in action during the 2019 Lidl Ladies National Football League Division 1 Final against Dublin at  Parnell Park. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Orlagh Farmer has made a very firm resolution for when life gets back to normal: “I will never, ever complain about a training session again,” she lau(...)

US president Barack Obama holds a jersey while posing for a picture during an event to honour the Minnesota Lynx team for its 2015 WNBA championship victory, in the East Room at the White House in June , 2016. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Four years ago, that’s a long time. In apocalyptic crises that’s undoubtedly about 12 crises ago. But four years ago, one athlete decided he was going(...)

Fans watching the FA Women’s Super League match between Spurs and Arsenal at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on November 17th, 2019 in London. Photograph: Kate McShane/Getty Images

It’s not that I say this lightly, nor do I even want to see myself actually writing these words, but watching the Bundesliga along with over half a mi(...)

Rosemary Smith trains at Silverstone for the RAC British Grand Prix,  July 1967. Photograph:  Mike McLaren/Central press/Hulton Archive/Getty

Rosemary Smith marvelled at the liveried trucks and cars gleaming in the sunshine at the Circuit Paul Ricard just outside the French city of Marseille(...)

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