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This year
'Wonderful footballer' Mannion and several Ireland team-mates advance in FA Cup
Vera Pauw’s squad returned to club action after a busy international break, during which their World Cup group rivals had mixed fortunes.
'The ultimate test' - Pauw's Ireland relishing showdowns with world champions USA
The Girls in Green are facing into a World Cup warm-up double-header in April.
# Megan Connolly
'I had two fractured ribs and a grade three laceration of the kidney. Adrenaline took over'
Megan Connolly is back with World Cup-bound Ireland after a serious injury setback.
# Postcard from Marbella
Relaxed Ireland kick off momentous World Cup year in sprightly Spain
Vera Pauw’s side face China PR in an international friendly this afternoon.
# Interview
Advice for new Ireland recruits, Ukraine blow to Hampden history, and YouTube fun
Ruesha Littlejohn is chasing the World Cup dream.
# Round-Up
Day to remember for Irish international in Italy as just 10 of Pauw's current squad start
Niamh Farrelly scored her first goal for Parma – and it was a sublime effort.
# Drama
Ireland's World Cup group rivals Canada call off strike after legal threat
However, team captain Christine Sinclair insisted they were being forced back to work and have not given up on their aims.
# Determined
Vera Pauw on NWSL allegations fallout: 'I will stay loud. I will not let that go'
The Republic of Ireland women’s manager also addressed the ACL injury crisis in women’s football.
# Closer Look
Who are the new Ireland squad faces as World Cup competition heats up?
Aoife Mannion and Marissa Sheva are the first-time call-ups.
No Aviva Stadium send-off 'a shame' for World Cup-bound Ireland
Vera Pauw’s side can’t play at Lansdowne Road this summer due to ‘scheduled pitch redevelopment work’.
# Selection
World Cup competition heats up as Pauw prepares to name first Ireland squad of 2023
The Girls In Green travel to Marbella for a training camp, which concludes with an international friendly against China PR.
# Gearing Up
Ireland set for first-ever meeting with China as World Cup preparations continue
The game will take place in Marbella next month.
Last year
# feeling 22
World Cup qualification, Hampden history and 'a magic year for women's football in Ireland'
Emma Duffy reflects on Ireland’s monumental 2022.
# vera pauw
'Necessary' WNL contracts, monitoring four new players and Brisbane base for World Cup
The Republic of Ireland women’s national team manager shared several updates yesterday.
# 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.
Republic of Ireland v Finland, World Cup qualifier
Relive all the action as Vera Pauw’s side went in search of a World Cup qualifying play-off spot at Tallaght Stadium.
# coygig
'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.
# coygig
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.
# Pauw Patrol
'We have the feeling that we can maybe do it' - Ireland's World Cup play-off push
Vera Pauw’s side are facing into a decisive double-header in September.
# coygig
Euros 'adds fuel to the fire that Ireland must get to a major tournament' - Liverpool captain
Niamh Fahey and co. have been so close, yet so far in the past. The time to change that is now.
# Diane Caldwell
From Ireland exile to World Cup hopes and 'accomplishing my dream' at Man United
Irish international Diane Caldwell only has Georgia on her mind amidst uncertainty over her club future.
# roma wasn't built in a day
'In the back of your mind you're questioning if your chance will come again'
US-based Ireland midfielder Roma McLaughlin on the reinvigoration of her international career and weighing up club options.
# Number One
Ireland's US-born goalkeeper focused on World Cup dream as Everton decision awaits
Courtney Brosnan is facing a decision on her club future, having established herself as the Girls In Green’s number one.
# lily in bloom
'What dreams are made of' - Ireland's latest find on cloud nine after goal-scoring debut
Brighton-born Lily Agg bagged the winner in Sunday’s international friendly against the Philippines.
# Selection
Roche recalled to Ireland squad after lengthy absence ahead of World Cup qualifier
Meanwhile, goalkeeper Naoisha McAloon has received a first senior call-up while Diane Caldwell has also been included.
# Katie McCabe
Role model status, talented young sister playing for Ireland, and growth of the game
‘I was always a firm believer in leaving the game in a better place than you inherited it in.’
# swede as a nut
Ireland's Brighton star 'enjoyed every minute' of Battle of Gothenburg
Megan Connolly impressed in a different role against world heavyweights Sweden.
# house of payne
The Florida-based Ireland star making a mark both sides of the Atlantic
Heather Payne has established herself as a key player in Vera Pauw’s team, while enjoying a stunning rise in the US.
# Rise
'She was this little shy kid' - From Soccer Sisters launch to Ireland team-mates in two years
Abbie Larkin and Áine O’Gorman reunited as Republic of Ireland internationals today.
# New threads
What do you think of the Republic of Ireland's new home kit for 2022?
The new strip will be worn by both the men’s and women’s teams.
# The Ellen Show
The 17-year-old Leaving Cert student lighting it up with Ireland
Wexford Youths star Ellen Molloy is one of the brightest young talents in Irish football.
# 100 club
'I couldn’t have imagined how it's changed since I started out to now'
Niamh Fahey is in line to earn her 100th Ireland cap today. Ahead of the milestone, the Liverpool captain took a bigger-picture look at the progression of women’s football.
# Dream Come True
'A dream' - Republic of Ireland defender Diane Caldwell joins Man United
The Dubliner will be with the club for the rest of the season after her departure from North Carolina Courage last month.
# Never Really Over
'People were pleading with me not to go back' - Irish tales of triumph after retirement u-turns
Cork hurling legend Brian Corcoran and Ireland international Áine O’Gorman speak to The42 about why they went back.
All time
# coygig
Quiz: How well do you remember the Irish women's football year?
Test yourself…
# Brilliant
Ireland women's team donate jerseys to raise funds for sick children
‘This is just a small gesture, but we hope it can make a difference.’
# Tribute
'I'm just glad he saw me in an Irish shirt. I know how proud he was' - Quinn dedicates first goal to late grandfather
The English-born attacker was on target in the 11-0 record win over Georgia.
# 11/10
Ruthless Ireland round off 2021 on a high with historic 11-0 win over Georgia
Vera Pauw’s side got their World Cup qualification bid back on track in style at Tallaght Stadium.
# house of payne
Versatile Ireland star 'needs to keep pushing on' - but misses must-win Georgia clash
Heather Payne had to return to Florida for college commitments after Thursday’s draw with Slovakia.
Tactics Board: Was Katie McCabe used to best effect?
Shane Keegan looks at the key tactical elements behind the 1-1 draw against Slovakia.