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# Irish Eye

This week
29th January 2023 - 3rd February 2023
# moving parts
Tale of two Ireland strikers - Jarrett returns home as Carusa joins Championship leaders
US-born Carusa is effectively a direct replacement for Wexford Youths stalwart Jarrett at London City Lionesses.
Last month
January 2023
# Irish Eye
McCarthy sees Blackpool match postponed, Browne and Hourihane both on the scoresheet
In Scotland, Jamie McGrath scored in Dundee United’s cup win.
# Irish Eye
Molumby strikes in West Brom comeback, Reading held despite Hendrick double
Mark Sykes, Callum O’Dowda and Will Keane were also on the mark in the Championship, while Conor Hourihane scored in Derby’s League One win.
# Up for the cup
Ireland defender scores first Celtic goals on positive weekend across the water
Claire O’Riordan was among those on target, while Rianna Jarrett returned from her latest injury setback.
# roma-ing around
Republic of Ireland midfielder makes move to Denmark after successful US stint
Roma McLaughlin has joined Fortuna Hjørring, while Eleanor Ryan-Doyle has completed a loan move to Coventry City.
# transfer watch
Irish winger Horgan heads on loan, Cork City goalkeeper moves to Fleetwood Town
Meanwhile, Rory Feely is also League Two-bound from Bohemians.
Last year
2022
# Irish Eye
Mixed emotions for 'tough kid' Adam Idah after goal-scoring return
The Irish international ended a difficult 2022 on a high last night.
# Wrap
Liverpool's Irish captain marks 100th Reds appearance with important win
Niamh Fahey and her side were 2-0 winners over West Ham in the WSL today.
# Irish Eye
Ireland's Conor Purcell finishes joint-seventh as Meronk wins Australian Open
Elsewhere, Shane Lowry has improved at the Hero World Challenge and Tom McKibbin is the pick of the Irish at the DP World Tour South Africa.
# Irish Eye
Leona Maguire retains career-high world ranking at year's end
The Cavan golfer is 11th after her ‘best season so far’.
# Irish Eye
Leona Maguire falls just short again as year ends with fourth-place finish in Spain
The Cavan star was two shots off the winner at the Andalucia Open de Espana.
# Irish Eye
Irish duo combine for FA Cup goal but their side lose, Conti Cup clean sheet for Brosnan
Darragh Burns was on target for MK Dons, with Dawson Devoy providing the assist.
# Reaction
Praise for Irish duo as Connolly returns from injury and Atkinson bags late winner
The pair made their mark in the Women’s Super League yesterday.
# ACHIEVEMENT
The remarkable rise of multicultural Belgium GAA to an All-Ireland quarter-final
Marla Candon tells the team’s story as all roads lead to Maastricht in Holland for tomorrow’s showdown against Monaghan side Castleblaney.
# Irish Eye
How Ireland's World Cup group rivals got on during the international window
Vera Pauw’s history-makers were 4-0 winners over Morocco, but how did the other teams in Group B fare?
# Land down under
Kelly and Wall star, with Irish involvement in all four teams left in AFLW race
Niamh Kelly’s Adelaide Crows and Vikki Wall’s North Melbourne came through today’s clashes.
# Flying the flag
Nine Irish players left in AFLW race with Mayo showdown in store this weekend
There’s two finals series games down for decision on Saturday.
# Irish Eye
Scott Hogan nets eighth of season in Birmingham win
Elsewhere, James McClean starred for Wigan and three Irish products found the net for MK Dons in the FA Cup.
# europa conference league
Coventry helps West Ham claim slice of history by closing group bid with FCSB victory
The Hammers became the first team in the competition to win all six of their group-stage matches.
# Irish Eye
Four Irish internationals see club managers depart in recent days
Change is coming for Megan Connolly, Megan Walsh, Amber Barrett and Niamh Farrelly.
# Irish Eye
Ireland captain Katie McCabe makes 100th WSL appearance for Arsenal
It was a weekend to remember for the Irish star.
# Irish Eye
Callum Robinson shown first red card of career as Michael Obafemi gets back in good books
Swansea City sealed a 2-0 win over bitter rivals Cardiff to steer them into the top-four of the Championship.
# Flying the flag
Lowry fires 67 after hour's drive to buy putter, McIlroy and Power also going well at CJ Cup
It was a successful second round for the Irish in South Carolina.
# Irish Eye
Mayo star defies 'season-ending' prognosis to return, but Meath All-Ireland winner out
There’s mixed fortunes for Rachel Kearns and Orlagh Lally in the AFLW.
# Irish Eye
Man United go top of WSL as Ireland's World Cup history-makers return to club duty
From own goals to absentees, there was no shortage of talking points.
# Irish Eye
Analysis: Joe Hodge shines on surprise Premier League debut
The Irish U21 international made a surprise debut away to Chelsea for Wolves on Saturday – we break down all of his involvements in the game.
# Irish Eye
Harrington and Meadow going well in Florida and California
From PGA to LGPA, Champions Tour to LIV, there’s no shortage of golf underway this weekend.
# Irish Eye
West Ham WSL debut a 'dream come true' for Irish international Atkinson
Atkinson replaced ‘best friend’ and fellow Dubliner Jess Ziu for Paul Konchesky’s Hammers on Sunday.
# next chapter
'It's time for me to put myself first' - Clare Shine steps away from football at 27
The Republic of Ireland and Glasgow City striker has penned a heartfelt statement.
# Relief
Short-term knee injury confirmed for Collingwood's Cavan star
Aishling Sheridan is ‘expected to be sidelined for 2-4 weeks’.
# Irish Eye
'Very talented' Noonan bags brilliant brace to become Championship's top scorer
There was no shortage of Irish interest away from the WNL and WSL this weekend.
# championship matters
Manning on target and Obafemi returns as Swansea down Hull on busy day for Irish
Dara O’Shea was another Irish goal-scorer in the Championship, which John Egan’s Sheffield United lead.
# Irish Eye
Obafemi 'needs to show he's in the right place to contribute', says Swansea boss
The Ireland striker was left out of the last matchday squad after his proposed move to Burnley failed to materialise on transfer deadline day.
# Land down under
'Athletic beast' Vikki Wall one of several Irish goal-scorers in AFLW this weekend
Aisling McCarthy, Cora Staunton and Áine Tighe were also on target.
# Irish Eye
Analysis: Aaron Connolly's encouraging full debut for Venezia
We take a close look at Connolly’s first start in Italy.
# Louise Quinn
'You have to do your dream job away from your most loved ones'
A real leader for club and country, Louise Quinn discusses her Irish identity and her home away from home in Birmingham.
# Irish Eye
Analysis: Omobamidele makes case for Ireland return
We analyse the strengths and flaws of the young defender’s opening league games for Norwich.
# Irish Eye
Late, late show as McGoldrick and Knight seal comeback win for Derby County
Will Keane, Harriet Scott and Jamie Finn were on target in the men’s and women’s Championship.
# Flying the flag
Meath and Cork stars confirmed for AFLW debuts on Saturday
Vikki Wall and Erika O’Shea will both feature for North Melbourne.
# Flying the flag
The 22 Irish stars set for the new AFLW season
They’re spread across 12 teams and hail from 12 different counties.