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Wednesday 1 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C

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# Podcast
The Football Family: Finland v Ireland debrief, 2023 Women's World Cup qualifier
A free clip from the latest instalment of our football podcast, which is available exclusively to members.
# Off the Mark
'Ugly win,' but huge result on the road sparks Ireland's World Cup dream
Katie McCabe: ‘It’s obviously the standards we’ve set now, and we’ve got belief that we can carry forward. We have to build off this.’
# fight to the finnish
Vera Pauw: 'It gives us such a boost that we can get out of this group'
The Ireland boss says that lessons learned in defeats to higher-ranked sides were key to tonight’s win over Finland.
# midfield maestro
'Screaming' at Cork counterpart to take free-kick, going home happy and getting to the next level
Denise O’Sullivan was named Player of the Match in Ireland’s monumental win over Finland.
# coygig
O'Sullivan the matchwinner as Pauw's Ireland claim massive victory in Finland
The Girls In Green came out on top of a crucial World Cup qualifying clash in Helsinki.
# Big One
'Every Irish team, when nobody gives them a chance, that's when they step up into the light'
Amber Barrett and Ireland face Finland in a crucial World Cup qualifier in Helsinki this evening.
# History
'It has to be now' - The Liverpool captain eyeing a first-ever major tournament for Ireland
Niamh Fahey: ‘You can’t keep saying, ‘We’re building, we’re waiting.’ There’s no more time to talk, it has to be done.’
# Rise
Ireland and Birmingham star Jamie Finn reaping rewards of full-time football
The 23-year-old is on an upward trajectory for club and country.
# The Football Family
A 'sizeable challenge' awaits in a game Ireland can ill afford to lose
Tuesday’s clash with Finland is vital to Ireland’s prospects of making the 2023 Women’s World Cup.
# Update
'Green light' for midfield maestro but four depart as Ireland squad for Finland confirmed
Vera Pauw’s side travel to Helsinki tomorrow ahead of the crucial World Cup qualifier on Tuesday.
# toffee crisp
'I'm proud with how I came out and played' - Ireland 'keeper on Player of the Match performance
Courtney Brosnan was a shining light for the Girls in Green last night.
# coygig
'I am disappointed, but very proud. We can only go up, and we believe.'
Vera Pauw’s ‘tigers’ fell to a 1-0 defeat to Sweden in their opening World Cup qualifier tonight.
# top swedes
Ireland open World Cup qualifying campaign on losing note against Sweden
An unfortunate own goal was ultimately the difference as 4,017 fans watched on at Tallaght Stadium.
# Positivity
'I'm just enjoying it. Life's great' - Ireland's Liverpool star back on top after tough times
Leanne Kiernan: ‘If I didn’t enjoy the game, I wouldn’t be playing. I’d be back at home on the farm in Cavan.’
# Full house
Tickets on sale for Ireland-Portugal from later this week, with Aviva Stadium at 100% capacity
The FAI released a statement this evening regarding the World Cup qualifier on 11 November.
# Pauw Patrol
World Cup qualification would be 'transformative' for Irish women's football
Ireland’s bid to reach the 2023 tournament in Australia & New Zealand begins this week in Dublin.
# Swede Dreams
'Our tigers will be ready,' says Pauw as Ireland's World Cup dream begins
The Girls In Green face Sweden, the second best team in the world, on Thursday.
# WNT
'It's all over the world' - Vera Pauw on abuse in women's sport
The Ireland manager says she’d support any protest in the wake of the NWSL abuse scandal that has rocked women’s football.
# coygig
Ireland women's squad vaccinated, as Pauw vows to 'support the movement' after NWSL scandal
‘This is happening too much in women’s sport, not only in women’s football but everywhere.’
# coygig
'We showed we can compete with anyone,' says Ireland defender after ending five-year wait for sixth cap
Savannah McCarthy put in a massive shift in defence against Australia to mark her return.
# one that got away
Lovely moment as 'world-class' Australia wonderkid reunited with Irish grandfather after friendly
Mary Fowler was a shining light for the Matildas last night – a reminder of what could have been.
# the mighty quinns
Pauw's Ireland get back to winning ways after five-goal shootout with Australia
Fans returned for the Girls In Green’s last run-out before the World Cup qualifying campaign.
# Debut Day
'She really, really wants to play for Ireland' - English-born star set to be catapulted straight in
Vera Pauw has hinted that she will hand the ‘amazing’ Lucy Quinn her Ireland debut tonight.
# coygig
'From the squad last week we have 11 injuries' - Pauw's Ireland decimated, but opportunity within
The Girls In Green face Australia in an international friendly tomorrow night.
# squad update
Aston Villa midfielder ruled out of Ireland's friendly against 'top-class' Australia
Ruesha Littlejohn misses out through injury as fans return to Tallaght Stadium tomorrow night.
# Journey
'It's not straightforward. It's been worth the ups and downs, and mistakes'
Ruesha Littlejohn’s career to date has been a colourful one.
# Feature
'It means so much to me and my whole family' - Ireland's US-born Everton goalkeeper
Courtney Brosnan: ‘I’m just trying to invest everything I can into being the best for the Irish team and Everton at the minute.’
# monumental
Positive developments in Irish women's football 'send out a message,' says captain McCabe
The Arsenal star stresses that it’s now about driving on on the pitch.
# Ins and outs
Liverpool, Celtic and Wexford Youths stars called into Ireland squad for Australia friendly
Leanne Kiernan, Izzy Atkinson and Aoibheann Clancy come in for Éabha O’Mahony, Megan Connolly and Roma McLaughlin.
# back at it
Is Ireland boss Vera Pauw under pressure amidst winless run?
The Girls In Green have suffered seven defeats on the bounce, a streak stretching back to March 2020.
# Super 11
The Ireland internationals plying their trade in the English top-flight
One third of Vera Pauw’s squad for next week’s international friendly against Australia play in the Women’s Super League.
# Double Swoop
Birmingham City snap up Irish duo on eve of new Women's Super League season
Emily Whelan and Eleanor Ryan-Doyle are on the move.
# crossing the divide
Ireland international Ruesha Littlejohn joins Aston Villa following Birmingham City exit
The 31-year-old has signed a short-term deal.
# level playing field
FAI announces equal pay for Ireland's senior men's and women's teams
It has been described as ‘a ground-breaking deal for Irish sport’ by the football governing body.
# Exit
Birmingham City announce departure of Irish international Ruesha Littlejohn
The 31-year-old midfielder joined the club last January after a spell at Leicester City.
# Connolly's station
Ireland star Megan Connolly rewarded with Brighton contract extension
The 24-year-old midfielder played a pivotal role as the club achieved the best season in its history.
# coygig
Irish women's hockey team go down fighting against awesome Dutch outfit
The Pool A tie finished 4-0 after a final quarter blitz.
# wexford's finest
London calling for Ireland striker Rianna Jarrett following Brighton exit
The 26-year-old has committed to London City Lionesses for the forthcoming season.
# Growing Payne
First Ireland goal was 'a long time coming' for Heather Payne
The 21-year-old opened her international account during last Friday’s 3-2 loss to Iceland.
# we go again
First-half display 'wasn't good enough' but Ireland ready to put things right in Reykjavik
After Friday’s 3-2 defeat, Vera Pauw’s side are due to meet Iceland again on Tuesday evening.