Michelle O’Neill on assistant referee duty in the SSE Airtricity League.  “It took many supporters a while to accept female officials, but now the respect is there.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

From the chaos of an under-10s game on a bumpy local pitch in Wexford to the hype and prestige of the Fifa Women’s World Cup in Canada, Michelle O’Ne(...)

US prosecutors believe Jérôme Valcke authorised the $10 million payment made to Jack Warner. Photograph: Epa

US prosecutors investigating Fifa corruption believe Sepp Blatter’s top lieutenant made $10m in bank transactions that are central to the bribery inve(...)

The Republic of Ireland drew 1-1 in Croatia

Croatia 1 Republic of Ireland 1: The Republic of Ireland snatched a vital point with an injury time equaliser from Diane Caldwell against Croatia in t(...)

The Ireland Women’s team. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The Republic of Ireland have been drawn in Group 1 for the European qualifying phase of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup along with Germany, Ru(...)

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