Ireland squad for opening Women’s World Cup qualifiers

Ireland squad for opening Women’s World Cup qualifiers

Photo: Oisin Keniry ( uses pictures provided by Getty Images)

Republic of Ireland get their 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup qualifying campaign started next week and Vera Pauw has selected a 27-player squad.

Sweden visit Tallaght Stadium on Thursday 21 October for a 7pm start, before Ireland are away to Finland on Tuesday 26 October at 4.15pm, with both games live on RTÉ2.

All tickets have already been sold for the Sweden game, with the stadium operating at a reduced capacity due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Injuries rule out Keeva Keenan, Claire O’Riordan, Megan Campbell, Alli Murphy, Clare Shine (ankle), Ruesha Littlejohn (foot), Isibeal Atkinson (quad) and Hayley Nolan (shoulder).

The squad will begin their preparations for the two games on Sunday 17 October, with their first training session at the FAI National Training Centre.

Republic of Ireland WNT Squad

Goalkeepers: Grace Moloney (Reading), Courtney Brosnan (Everton), Eve Badana (DLR Waves), Amanda Budden (Shelbourne)

Defenders: Harriet Scott (Birmingham City), Claire Walsh (Glasgow City), Diane Caldwell (North Carolina Courage), Louise Quinn (Birmingham City), Niamh Fahey (Liverpool), Savannah McCarthy (Galway WFC), Éabha O’Mahony (Boston College), Áine O’Gorman (Peamount United)

Midfielders: Denise O’Sullivan (North Carolina Courage), Megan Connolly (Brighton & Hove Albion), Jamie Finn (Birmingham City), Niamh Farrelly (Glasgow City), Ciara Grant (Shelbourne), Aoibheann Clancy (Wexford Youths), Jessica Ziu (Shelbourne), Katie McCabe (Arsenal)

Forwards: Amber Barrett (FC Koln), Rianna Jarrett (London City Lionesses), Heather Payne (Florida State University), Leanne Kiernan (Liverpool), Kyra Carusa (HB Hoge), Saoirse Noonan (Shelbourne), Lucy Quinn (Birmingham City)

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