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Wednesday 29 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

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# 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.
# Preview
'We can compete, now we need results' - big test for Ireland in Iceland as Euros fever takes over
Vera Pauw’s Girls In Green play two friendlies over the coming days.
# American Dream
'It was a no-brainer. I had to take that chance, and go to one of the best teams in the world'
Ireland defender Diane Caldwell recently moved to US side North Carolina Courage.
# Made in Grange
Childhood friends from Cork could make Ireland debuts in the same week
Saoirse Noonan will be hoping to emulate Chiedozie Ogbene when Ireland take on Iceland tomorrow.
# amber alert
Ireland striker Amber Barrett set for another season in the Bundesliga
The 25-year-old Donegal native has been rewarded with a new contract to remain at FC Köln.
# On the Move
'It's been a wild journey': Ireland international Keeva Keenan released by Celtic
Celtic’s former Player of the Year is on the hunt for her next move.
# the next episode
Jarrett weighing up offers from elsewhere following Brighton 'learning curve'
The Republic of Ireland striker’s departure from the WSL club was announced last week.
# fresh start
Campbell expresses Ireland hopes as life after Manchester City begins
The defender is assessing her options after learning that her contract with the club won’t be extended.
# all to play for
Ireland 'have a very good chance to do something special' in World Cup qualifying - Pauw
The manager is largely optimistic after the Girls In Green learned their fate today.
# whelan in the years
'I left my heart on the pitch... I’m showing her that I’m well able' - 18-year-old Irish striker out to impress
Shelbourne’s Emily Whelan took her chance against Denmark. Another could come against Belgium this evening.
# Encouraging signs
'I’m very, very proud of them in the guts that they showed against an opponent like this'
Vera Pauw’s Ireland suffered a 1-0 defeat to Denmark tonight, but there were lots of positives to take from the international friendly.
# next chapter
Ireland edged out by early Denmark goal but plenty of positives in Pauw's first friendly
Nicoline Sorensen scored the decisive goal in the ninth minute at Tallaght Stadium.
# Rapid Rise
The Limerick latecomer's 'step up' from representing county to country, and battling relegation in Germany
Claire O’Riordan was unaware of top-level women’s football until her first year of college. Now she’s an Irish international.
# coygig
'To be there would just be out of this world. It's the dream, and we'll keep working towards it'
Friendlies, the World Cup draw and a fresh bid to reach a first-ever major tournament – an exciting few months lie ahead, says Ireland’s Claire O’Riordan.
# california dreams
US-born striker Carusa 'humbled' as she pushes for first Ireland start
The San Diego native is set to get a chance to impress in the friendlies against Denmark and Belgium.
# Up and Running
Farrelly 'delighted' after goalscoring debut in victory over Celtic
The former Peamount United star delivered a player-of-the-match performance for Glasgow City.
# Newcomers
Pauw invites Irish-eligible quartet to join squad ahead of double-header of friendlies
Ireland will play Denmark in Tallaght on Thursday before an away game on Sunday against Belgium.
# Pauw Patrol
Returning faces and domestic representation aplenty as Ireland gear up for next chapter
Vera Pauw’s side will play a friendly double-header next month with focus switching to the 2023 World Cup qualification campaign.
# coygig
Pauw's Ireland confirm April friendly double-header ahead of World Cup draw
Ireland will host Denmark next month before travelling to Belgium.
# coygig
'There's been too many hard luck stories' - no regrets over retirement U-turn as Ireland eye next level
Qualification for a first major tournament is ‘long overdue,’ says Áine O’Gorman.
# ROIWNT
'I belong to this team': Pauw signs contract extension to guide Ireland into World Cup qualifiers
The Dutch coach lamented missing out on Euro 2022, but is heartened by a quickly improving side.
# Galway Girl
Ireland's Julie-Ann Russell snapped up by Aussie top-flight side
The 29-year-old has joined Western Sydney Wanderers ahead of this weekend’s season kick-off.
# big wheel keep on turning
If not now, when? Pauw's Ireland have serious potential, but Euro 2022 campaign a missed opportunity
Emma Duffy reviews the Girls In Green’s campaign as a whole, and looks to the future.
# captain's pride
'I'm devastated the campaign is over but I'm really excited about what the future holds for this team'
Another qualification bid comes to a disappointing end, but Ireland skipper Katie McCabe looks to the future with pride.
# coygig
Ireland opt to start Reading goalkeeper as Pauw names XI for Germany showdown
Kick-off at Tallaght Stadium is 5pm, with the game live on RTÉ 2.
# Green shoots
'We want to create that sporting joy... but if a result doesn’t come around, it’s not going to stop the progress'
Ireland’s Louise Quinn on tomorrow night’s all-important showdown against Germany, and her new Italian Job.
# coygig
'This is unacceptable' - Pauw hits out at test results delay and reveals hopes to narrow Tallaght pitch
The Ireland boss criticised Uefa, as her side look to beat Germany and keep their Euro 2022 qualification dream alive.
# Blow
'If we played her, we could destroy her career' - Ireland forced to plan without West Ham star
Vera Pauw’s Girls In Green face Germany tomorrow night in a last-ditch bid to salvage a Euro 2022 play-off spot.
# Just in time
Ireland welcome return of 'unbelievable' throw-in specialist ahead of Long shot against Germany
Manchester City star Megan Campbell has endured a torrid time with injury, but could make her international comeback next week.
# long shot
Pauw hopes Shane Long's heroics of 2015 can inspire Ireland to salvage their qualification bid
The Girls in Green will host the Germans on 1 December.
# coygig
Saoirse Noonan earns first Ireland call-up for Euro qualifier against Germany
The 21-year-old has been included in Vera Pauw’s provisional squad for the upcoming game in Tallaght.
AS IT HAPPENED
Ireland v Ukraine, Euro 2022 qualifier
Vera Pauw’s Ireland were beaten 1-0 by group rivals Ukraine in a decisive qualifier, as their bid to reach a first-ever major tournament took a hit.
# coygig
'They are so ready to do something special. I hope we can make the Irish people proud'
Vera Pauw’s Ireland are all set for the biggest game of their lives.
# Euro Vision
Captaining Liverpool 'the stuff of dreams' but Fahey now focused on Ireland's 'massive' opportunity
Reaching the Euros ‘would mean everything’ to the Galway native.
# Back In The Game
From 'fan girl' to first choice: Littlejohn making the most of her second coming
The Leicester City midfielder has thrived since being brought back in from the international wilderness.
# precaution
'It's great the FAI are behind us, giving us the charter flight in these terrible conditions with Covid'
Virus threat overshadows monumental week for Irish women’s football – but Girls in Green covering all bases.
# walks like rianna
Ireland's Brighton star eyeing another memorable night in green to cap big year
As the dream of reaching a first-ever major tournament edges closer to reality, Rianna Jarrett is ready for Ireland’s biggest test yet.
# Euro Vision
'It’s quite nice playing football with a smile on my face' - Kiernan set for 'cup final' with Ireland
The 21-year-old West Ham star is gearing up for one of the biggest games of her young career.
# coygig
Mixed-gender football and another nation on the cusp: Pragmatic Pauw determined to lead Ireland to new heights
The Girls in Green are on the hunt for history as they bid to reach a first-ever major tournament.