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Wednesday 8 February 2023 Dublin: 10°C

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Last year
2022
# On the up
Ireland reach all-time high in Fifa rankings ahead of World Cup in Australia
The rise continues for Vera Pauw’s side.
# Future Focused
Pauw 'in contact' with Irish-eligible World Cup hopefuls and planning home friendly
Meanwhile, the Ireland boss says there is ‘no hope’ for a timely return for injured duo Jess Ziu and Ellen Molloy.
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Ireland add two players to squad for Spain training camp and Morocco friendly
The camp begins next Monday 7 November in Marbella.
# opposition view
What do Ireland's World Cup group rivals think of Vera Pauw's side?
The Girls In Green will face Australia, Canada and Nigeria next summer.
# Luke Connolly
Supporting sister reaching the World Cup, county final days and moving on from Cork
Nemo Rangers captain Luke Connolly has taken huge pride in his sister Megan’s sporting achievements.
# Amber Barrett
'Those two messages really caught me off guard. That meant more to me than anything'
Republic of Ireland goalscoring hero Amber Barrett dedicated her winning goal to Creeslough.
# preparations
'We qualify and suddenly there is a lot of players with Irish backgrounds emailing you'
Vera Pauw is hoping to make use of the November international window if the FAI can afford it.
# blockbuster
Pauw: 'This is a team that doesn’t fear anyone. Pressure is embraced'
Republic of Ireland manager Vera Pauw reacts to the 2023 World Cup draw in Auckland.
# aus
Ireland drawn against Australia, Canada and Nigeria in 2023 World Cup group
The draw took place in Auckland this morning.
# set the alarms
The best and worst scenarios as Ireland get set to learn World Cup fate
The draw takes place at 7.30am Irish time in Auckland tomorrow.
# Donegal's finest
'Watching her kiss the armband, that was massive' - the rise of Amber Barrett
Amber Barrett’s historic goal was a special one for a host of clubs across the county.
# World Cup Bound
'I hope this inspires a generation of young Irish girls to dream'
Katie McCabe and Louise Quinn had a word for almost everyone after last night’s monumental success.
# fervour she wrote
Ireland's World Cup history-makers give us a reason to get carried away all over again
Amber Barrett provided one of the most famous moments in Irish sporting history in sending Ireland to the 2023 Women’s World Cup.
# Tribute
'That goal... I'm dedicating it to those 10 beautiful souls who perished on Friday' - Barrett
Donegal native Amber Barrett was Ireland’s matchwinner against Scotland.
# Report
History in Hampden as Ireland clinch qualification for 2023 World Cup
Amber Barrett was the goal-scoring hero against Scotland, sending Ireland to their first-ever major tournament.
AS IT HAPPENED
Scotland v Ireland, World Cup playoff
Ireland faced Scotland as they looked to secure their place at the World Cup.
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Áine O'Gorman one of three Irish changes for World Cup play-off showdown
The team news is in before the big one in Hampden Park.
# Blow
West Ham confirm ACL injury to Ireland international Ziu
The 20-year-old had already been ruled out of Ireland’s World Cup play-off with Scotland at Hampden Park.
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Ireland will play Scotland in next Tuesday's World Cup play-off showdown
Hampden Park will host the clash, after the Scots overcame Austria tonight.
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All eyes on Hampden as Ireland set to learn World Cup play-off fate
Vera Pauw’s side will face Scotland or Austria away on Tuesday.
# Showdown
Vera Pauw: Ireland need 'the best game of our lives' in historic World Cup play-off
The Girls In Green face Scotland or Austria as their bid to reach a first-ever major tournament hits new heights.
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Ireland hit by injury as Pauw prepares to name squad for World Cup play-off
The Girls In Green face Scotland or Austria away on 11 October.
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A closer look at Ireland's potential World Cup play-off opponents
Vera Pauw’s side face the winners of Scotland and Austria away on 11 October.
# reflection
A success? - Reviewing Ireland’s World Cup qualifying campaign so far
The play-off bound Girls In Green rounded off the group stages with a fifth win last night.
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World Cup play-off system 'really confusing' for Ireland's goal-scoring hero
The Cork star scored the match-winner last night against Slovakia.
# Megan Connolly
'Fractured ribs and bruised kidney' forces Ireland midfielder to miss Slovakia game
Brighton player Connolly will be absent for Ireland’s World Cup qualifier tomorrow.
# vera pauw
Ireland boss: 'You need to take responsibility when you buy a ticket. It is a real shame'
The Girls In Green face Slovakia in Senec tomorrow, hoping to shorten their World Cup play-off route.
# Cheers
Ireland receive major playoff boost following England's victory over Austria
Victory over Slovakia on Tuesday would see Ireland bypass the first playoff round.
# Journey
From Euros heartbreak to World Cup dreams, Liberty Hall and everything in between
The past, the present and the future: Denise O’Sullivan spoke brilliantly after her Ireland team etched their names into history.
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'I'm dreaming' - Ireland's heroes savour epic night after earning World Cup play-off spot
Lily Agg scored the winner for Vera Pauw’s side against Finland.
# The dream continues
Ireland secure historic World Cup play-off with victory over Finland
A record crowd of 6,952 watched on at Tallaght Stadium.
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Megan Campbell starts for first time in three years as Pauw names team to face Finland
Plagued by injury for three years, the Liverpool defender earned her last cap in Vera Pauw’s first game in charge back in October 2019.
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'You want to lead your team out there' - Euros fever puts 'fire in belly' of Katie McCabe
The Ireland captain has no shortage of motivation ahead of tonight’s crunch World Cup qualifier.
# Permutations
A play-off for the play-offs: Breaking down Ireland's possible path to the World Cup
Vera Pauw’s side welcome Finland to Tallaght Stadium on Thursday night as part of a decisive double-header.
# Reeling In The Years
Frozen pitch, familiar faces, trip to Iceland - The last time Ireland faced a play-off
Euro 2009 is the closest the Girls In Green have ever come to reaching a major tournament.
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Vera Pauw names squad as Ireland look to seal World Cup play-off place
Pauw names 28 players for decisive double-header against Finland and Slovakia.
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World Cup play-off tournament confirmed for NZ in February - could Ireland be there?
The Girls In Green are in a favourable position in their qualifying group, but a long, and convoluted, road lies ahead.
# Making moves
In-demand Ireland striker Barrett set for big summer switch
Most recently at FC Köln, the Donegal star has attracted attention from elsewhere in Germany, England, Austria and Switzerland.
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Ireland beat Georgia 9-0 to ensure World Cup dream hits new heights
Captain Katie McCabe bagged a hat-trick and was one of six Irish goal-scorers as the record away win was equalled in Gori.
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Live TV coverage confirmed for Ireland's final two World Cup qualifiers in September
Ireland are at home to Finland and are away to Slovakia in September.