# leanne kiernan

This month
March 2023
# Comment
Injury-hit Ireland striker in race against time to realise World Cup dream
Leanne Kiernan is at least ’10 weeks away’ from returning.
Last month
February 2023
# Setback
Injury blow for Ireland and Liverpool striker as comeback date pushed back
Leanne Kiernan was due to return this month but is instead in a protective boot with early April target for return.
This year
# Boost
Positive injury updates as Republic of Ireland duo near respective returns
Leanne Kiernan and Ruesha Littlejohn are progressing well.
Last year
# real talks
'Mental health awareness is at the core of the project, but we wanted to go a level deeper'
Alan O’Mara tells The42 about the Real Talks with SOSAD Ireland well-being series, which involves powerful conversations with Irish sporting figures.
# shine on
'It's a shame for football, but football is not important. Full respect and love'
Vera Pauw pays tribute to Clare Shine in the wake of her decision to step away from football, and speaks about several other players in her set-up.
# Blow
Ireland striker Kiernan sweats on scan results after injury playing for Liverpool
The Cavan star was forced off in the Reds’ remarkable WSL win over Chelsea yesterday.
# squad depth
‘Fantastic’ Kiernan catches the eye for Ireland with play-off auditions underway
One of 18 players used against Finland and Slovakia, the Liverpool star impressed off the bench on Tuesday.
# Contract Extension
Ireland striker Kiernan handed new deal at Liverpool
The 23-year-old enjoyed an excellent debut season with the Reds.
# Irish reds
Liverpool's Irish crew celebrate trophy lift after emotional week
Niamh Fahey, a life-long Reds fan, lifted the Championship trophy as captain.
# Irish reds
'Nothing but good things to say' - praise for Liverpool's Irish trio after title success
Lovely words for Niamh Fahey, Leanne Kiernan and Megan Campbell in Matt Beard’s guide to his squad.
# Flying the flag
The Irish contingent central to Liverpool's promotion bid and FA Cup dream
Niamh Fahey, Leanne Kiernan, Megan Campbell and S&C coach Colm Smith are having a big influence on Merseyside.
# Patience
Liverpool star and 'proud Irishwoman' Kiernan waiting for international opportunity
Leanne Kiernan has been in stunning club form, but her Ireland involvement has been limited of late.
All time
# Cloud 9
Goals, awards and much more - Irish star Kiernan's electric start to life at Liverpool
Kiernan missed the recent World Cup qualifiers through injury, but could play a big part for the Girls In Green going forward.
# on fire
'I'm just glad she's getting goals. She works so hard for the team'
Republic of Ireland international Leanne Kiernan has been enjoying a fine run of form for Liverpool.
# The Reds
Ireland striker Leanne Kiernan fires another brace to give Liverpool victory
The Reds were 2-0 winners against Lewes in Prenton Park.
# 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.’
# Flying the flag
Kiernan continues Liverpool goal-scoring form, Connolly downs Birmingham's Irish Seven
There were two Irish scorers on a busy night of Continental Cup action.
# championship matters
Liverpool and Ireland star Kiernan voted Player of the Week after brilliant brace
The Reds boss has backed the Cavan ace to ‘flourish’ after bagging her first goals for the club.
# 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.
# Pastures new
Ireland international Leanne Kiernan joins Liverpool
The move sees the Cavan native reunite with manager Matt Beard, who previously brought her to West Ham.
# exit door
Irish international duo on the hunt for new clubs after West Ham departures announced
Leanne Kiernan and Courtney Brosnan have been released by the Hammers.
# back at it
Ireland's Kiernan returns for West Ham after six-month injury lay-off
The Cavan attacker was out of action with a hamstring injury.
# 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.
# On Target
Joy for Irish as Shine goal helps Glasgow progress in Europe and Kiernan off the mark for West Ham
A successful night in front of goal for two Irish internationals abroad.
# 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.
# 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.
# Rout
Ireland captain features as ruthless Arsenal hit 9 goals
Katie McCabe made an impact off the bench with an assist as West Ham were well beaten.
# opening up
'He lived the best life he could, he smiled every day and enjoyed everything. I take that into my life'
Death, grief, joy, elation: Leanne Kiernan has had to overcome a lot on her journey so far. Having recently turned 21, the Ireland and West Ham star reflects on her remarkable rise.
# Pauw Patrol
Praise and guidance for Ireland's young talents, 'club is the heart of the game' and room for improvement
Ireland manager Vera Pauw should be here to stay.
Irish striker Kiernan on target for West Ham before Reading stage late comeback
Elsewhere, Katie McCabe picked up an ankle injury during Arsenal’s win over Liverpool.
# Flying the flag
Ireland international trials with West Ham on busy day of representation across the water
Meanwhile, Girls in Green goalkeeper Grace Moloney hit the 150 mark at Reading.
# Pauw Patrol
Boost for Ireland as star duo Kiernan and Campbell return with Euro 2021 qualifier around the corner
18-year-old Tyler Toland made her Man City debut, while there’s some concern for key defender Louise Quinn.
# Irish Eye
Mixed fortunes for Irish duo as City come out on top in FA Cup final at Wembley
There was joy for Megan Campbell, while Leanne Kiernan’s West Ham were beaten 3-0 in front of 43,264.
# family first
'Our son Patrick is looking down on Leanne this weekend. She was very close to him'
A look through Leanne Kiernan’s rise to the top, through the highs and the lows, ahead of today’s FA Cup final.
# Work to do
'We've made a massive leap forward. The progress has been tremendous'
Now two years in the job, Ireland women’s manager Colin Bell believes his side have come a long way.
# Shame
No joy as West Ham try to change Premier League kick-off time to avoid women's FA Cup final clash
Ireland teen sensation Leanne Kiernan plies her trade with the Hammers.
# Prestigious
Ireland international Kiernan and West Ham reach FA Cup final in first year as professional team
The Hammers will face Manchester City in next month’s showpiece at Wembley.
Teen ace Kiernan: 'I very much appreciate them giving me the ball to score the goals!'
The 19-year-old was recently named FAI Senior Women’s Player of the Year.
# Drafted In
Wexford striker Rianna Jarrett called into Ireland squad to face Italy
Colin Bell has named his side for next month’s international friendly in Reggio Emilia.
# chelsea chelsea
'I was leading my team out 10 days before I gave birth, thinking to myself, 'Please don't go into labour''
Chelsea women’s manager Emma Hayes has had some journey, breaking barrier after barrier en route to where she is today.