Megan Connolly of Brighton and Hove Albion in action against Manchester United earlier this year. Photo: Charlotte Tattersall/Getty Images

Fresh from the Super League game on Sunday in which Brighton had defied both the odds and a second half Manchester City onslaught, Megan Connolly was (...)

 Alex Morgan of the USA celebrates scoring against England in the World Cup semi-final in 2019. The high profile American star has now joined Tottenham Hotspur in the WSL. Photograph:  Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Late last week, while the majority of football fans were getting ready for the start of the new season, Spurs pulled off a completely unexpected trans(...)

Veteran Republic of Ireland midfielder Glenn Whelan recently signed a contract extension at League One side Fleetwood Town. File photograph: Inpho

Glenn Whelan has made the shortlist for the FAI’s Senior International Player of the Year award after returning from retirement to feature in Ireland’(...)

Ciara Mageean is allowing herself to feel sad on her bad days. Photograph: Inpho

Sport is a stopped clock just now. But sportspeople are still there, the twitching second hand, straining to get going again. The global pause has mad(...)

Ireland’s Diane Caldwell scores her goal against Greece in Dublin last month. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It seems like a lifetime and a half ago when Ireland took on Greece in Tallaght in their Euro 2021 qualifying game, before heading to Montenegro for a(...)

Ireland’s Diane Caldwell celebrates scoring the first goal of the game with Rianna Jarrett during the Uefa Women’s European Championship Qualifier against Greece  at  Tallaght Stadium. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Republic of Ireland 1 Greece 0 Ireland took another important step towards securing a second-place finish and a place in the playoffs by beating Gree(...)

Aine O’Gorman: Peamount United star has won 100 caps and scored 13 goals since making her debut for the Republic of Ireland in 2006. Photograph:   Ryan Byrne/Inpho

After reaching a century of caps at international level at such a young age, it seemed the door was closed too early on Áine O’Gorman’s international (...)

Ireland’s Katie McCabe in action during Republic of Ireland squad training at  Johnstown House, Enfield, Meath. Photograph: Brian Reilly-Troy/Inpho

Women’s European Championship qualifying – Group I: Republic of Ireland v Greece Kick-off: 7.15pm, Thursday. Venue: Tallaght Stadium. On TV: Liv(...)

While some would have quibbled with the choice of golfer Shane Lowry as Sportsperson of the Year, on the whole we were grand with it. Photograph: Donall Farmer

It couldn’t but strike you watching the RTÉ Sports Awards on Saturday night that the one thing the bulk of the nominees had in common was that they ap(...)

It has been a remarkable year for women’s sport, domestically and internationally. Here we recount 20 highlights from 2019.   March 15th, (...)

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