This week
19th March 2023 - 23rd March 2023
# Additions
Is there room for a home-based bolter in Vera Pauw's World Cup squad?
Shamrock Rovers youngster Jaime Thompson impressed at Tolka Park on Saturday.
# Land down under
Mayo and Laois stars sign AFLW deals
Dayna Finn and Erone Fitzpatrick have joined Carlton.
Last week
12th March 2023 - 18th March 2023
# Pride of Sligo
'Really excited about it' - The Sligo side seeking All-Ireland final glory in Croke Park
Former Sligo footballer Mark Breheny is co-manager of Summerhill College.
This month
March 2023
# North American Influence
Land of opportunity - Why so many Canadians are coming to Ireland to play football
Anne-Marie Ulliac is one of over 20 new overseas arrivals to the Women’s Premier Division.
Five great storylines to look forward to at Cheltenham next week
The Cheltenham Festival takes place from 14-17 March.
# all go
Motherhood, World Cup dream, full-time job and more: O'Gorman thriving in the chaos
It’s a whirlwind time for the Irish centurion and Shamrock Rovers star on and off the pitch.
# Bohemians
Mayo star Sarah Rowe addresses speculations of trying to make World Cup soccer squad
‘For me, it’s about reaching my potential in soccer,’ the player insists.
# Interview
Sarah Rowe focused on new Bohs career rather than World Cup 'narrative'
‘For me, it’s about reaching my potential in soccer,’ the Mayo multi-sport star insists.
# response
'I'm a bit disappointed' - Ireland boss Pauw defends team tactical approach
‘It is not that I love a deep block, I love winning.’
# Comment
Injury-hit Ireland striker in race against time to realise World Cup dream
Leanne Kiernan is at least ’10 weeks away’ from returning.
3 talking points ahead of Ireland's Six Nations showdown with Scotland
The teams clash in Edinburgh on 12 March.
# Irish Eye
Noonan, Agg and Grant on target as World Cup competition continues to heat up
There were plenty of performances of note over the weekend.
# Turn back time
20 years on from Dublin club success, Rory Gallagher reignites capital connection
Derry and Dublin face off in Division 2 of the Allianz football league on Saturday evening.
Last month
February 2023
# Closer Look
Close calls, old guard reliance - How are Dublin finding life in Division 2?
A string of unconvincing wins place Dessie Farrell’s side in the spotlight.
'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.
# Croker Clash
Dublin come from six down to edge past Clare and keep 100% record in Division 2
Cormac Costello scored the 74th-minute winner at Croke Park.
# Captain Fantastic
Katie McCabe: Arsenal ambitions, Chelsea bid, and Ireland using their platform
The Ireland captain speaks out about an eventful few weeks with club and country.
# anyone buying or selling
Ireland's World Cup opener against Australia heading for 83,000 sell-out
A new allocation of 20,000 tickets for the game on 20 July sold in less than an hour overnight.
# Bullish
'I need to sacrifice myself' - Pauw prepared for NWSL report backlash and 'nastiness' in USA
Ireland are set to travel to the US for a World Cup warm-up double-header in April.
# last push
Bohemians confirm signing of Sarah Rowe as World Cup comes into focus
The Mayo multi-sport star appears to be making one last push for Vera Pauw’s squad.
'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.
# player focus
Magnificent Mannion stands out as Ireland's new recruits try to stake World Cup claims
The Manchester United defender was a leading light for Vera Pauw’s side against China PR.
# Travel plans
Ireland set for World Cup warm-up double-header against champions USA
Vera Pauw’s Girls in Green are set to travel Stateside in April for a double-header of international friendlies.
# honours even
All square in Spain as Ireland begin World Cup year with friendly against China
Aoife Mannion was among the brightest sparks for Ireland on her debut.
# 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.
# Irish Eye
Pauw set to add another Irish-eligible player as McCabe 'understands the decision of Arsenal'
The Ireland captain was recently linked with a big-money move to Chelsea.
# 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.
# Political Football
Ireland to wear purple wristbands in solidarity with World Cup rivals
Vera Pauw also expressed ‘concerns’ over Saudi Arabia’s reported sponsorship of the World Cup ahead of tomorrow’s friendly against China PR.
# LGFA Talking Points
Mayo off the mark against Meath, Kerry's statement win and Donegal in danger
It was another fascinating weekend of Lidl Ladies National Football League action.
# opposition analysis
'Very technical' China first up for Ireland as World Cup year opens in Marbella
A closer look at what Vera Pauw’s side can expect in international friendly action on Wednesday.
# Interview
Advice for new Ireland recruits, Ukraine blow to Hampden history, and YouTube fun
Ruesha Littlejohn is chasing the World Cup dream.
# Green shoots
Shelbourne double winner named interim head coach of Ireland underage team
Megan Smyth-Lynch takes over from U16 boss and Vera Pauw’s assistant coach, Tom Elmes, until after the World Cup.
# Opportunity
Armagh star earns Ireland Sevens trial
A once-unlikely Olympic dream could become a reality for Niamh Marley.
# Get Well Soon
Ireland scrum-half Dane recovering from brain haemorrhage suffered at training
The 26-year-old revealed the frightening health scare on social media today.
# New Face
Irish connections, NWSL and athletics background and chasing the World Cup dream
US-born Marissa Sheva has had an interesting journey to joining Vera Pauw’s squad in Marbella.
# No Strike
'Power to the Canada players' - Irish view on World Cup group rivals' dispute
The Girls In Green face Canada in Group B at this summer’s tournament.
# aoife mannion
GAA, school with Jack Grealish and family dream - Ireland's new English-born recruit
Manchester United defender Aoife Mannion has been called up as the World Cup moves into full view.
# Déise Delight
Davy Fitzgerald is 'the perfect guy' for the Waterford hurlers - Moran
Former Déise star Kevin Moran on the return of Davy Fitz, a disappointing 2022, panel change and league structures.
# No regrets
Jonny Cooper: 'I had a big challenge with being liked and respected, I wanted both'
The Dublin great is at ease with his retirement decision after bringing the curtain down on a glittering 11-year senior inter-county career.
# Land down under
Dublin camogie star joins Collingwood's second-tier Aussie Rules team
Ali Twomey will line out in the VFLW this season.
# 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.
# 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.