Women's U17 Player Profiles

Grace Moloney - Reading FC
English born, Grace was first called up to the Irish side in 2009 for a training camp in the Algarve and she has cemented her place in goal since. Was instrumental in Ireland's progression to the UEFA Championship finals, conceding a mean three goals in a six match unbeaten run to the finals.

Amanda Budden - Wilton United FC

The Cork based goalkeeper is a highly regarded shot-stopper at domestic and international level after making her debut in 2009. She came to prominence with her impressive performances at club level where she won the FAI Umbro women's U14 national title with Wilton FC.
Jessica Gleeson - Tramore FC

Waterford defender, Jessica Gleeson is already one of the most experienced members of the squad having starred for the Irish schools side who won the inaugural Bob Doherty Cup in 2007 and again in 2008. She made the transition from the school international stage with great ease and was a pivotal part of the Irish back-four en route to this year's UEFA Championship finals.
Ciara O'Brien - Tramore FC

Another one of Tramore's experienced defenders - she played an instrumental part of the Irish defence who performed so well in the elite qualifying phase. Solid in defence but provides an extra attacking option going forward. She has also featured for Ireland's U19 team in the elite qualifying phase in Sweden this year and is tipped for a bright future in the game.


Jennifer Byrne - Bealnamulla FC

The promising midfielder from the Midlands has excelled in her role since her introduction to the squad last year. She played a prominent role in Ireland's progression from the elite qualifying phase, turning in an impressive display against a highly regarded Sweden side which secured Ireland's progression to the finals.
Megan Campbell - St. Francis FC

The Louth based defender who plays for Dublin side, St. Francis FC has already represented Ireland at U19 level in the UEFA Championship qualifiers has a bright future in the game. While she is solid at the back, she is lethal from dead-ball situations and she scored the winning goal against Sweden to send the Irish through to the UEFA Championship finals.

Tanya Kennedy - Finn Valley FC

Donegal's Tanya Kennedy is another member of the squad who has risen through the ranks of schoolgirl international football with great success. Now in her second year with the U17 squad, she was nominated for the player of the year award in 2008 but suffered a serious injury before the last qualifying campaign. The fit-again defender will give Noel King real options for his defence.
Aileen Gilroy - Killala FC

The Mayo based midfielder is yet another one of the winning members of the Bob Doherty Cup schools international side. She came to prominence at the start of the 2009 season when she starred in Ireland's three friendlies with the USA in Ireland's training camp in Portugal. Was one of the stars of Ireland's historic victory over Sweden last April in Ukraine.
Ciara Grant - Kilmacrennan Celtic FC

Donegal's Ciara Grant is one of the most senior members of the Irish squad and has featured for Susan Ronan's under 19 squad in the UEFA Championship qualifiers. The central midfielder is a model of consistency with strong defensive and attacking attributes. She was crowned the FAI/eircom women's U17 player of the year in 2008.

Dora Gorman - Salthill Devon FC

The Irish captain has already been a great servant to Irish women's football, representing Ireland from U15 schools level and is already on the brink of a senior international cap having featured as a substitute in a recent senior international friendly versus France. She was also part of Susan Ronan's U19 side who came close to qualification to the UEFA Championship finals earlier this year. The tough tackling midfielder leads by example and is also a highly regarded gaelic football and hockey player.
Siobhan Killeen - Raheny United FC

The attacking midfielder has had a tremendous campaign to date, putting in sterling performances in the first and elite qualifying games. Her pin-point crossing has provided the Irish attackers with a number of goals already in this campaign and she is well capable of scoring herself which she proved by notching a recent goal in a 4-0 drubbing of England in Birmingham last month.
Stacie Jayne Donnelly - Reading FC

The Reading striker is another member of the squad who has come to prominence since her Irish debut against the USA in the Algarve training camp at the start of the 2009 season. The free-scoring striker is a handful for any defence and besides her killer touch in front of goal, her unselfish play provides her teammates with clear-cut scoring opportunities.
Denise O'Sullivan - Wilton United FC

One half of the Irish attacking force dubbed, "The Rugrats." This feisty striker from Cork is a nightmare for any defence. Her impressive scoring record at this level led to a call up to the Irish U19 team for the UEFA Championship qualifiers. Her sterling performances in the elite qualifying phase against Ukraine, Poland and Sweden were pivotal in Ireland's qualification to the finals.


Rianna Jarrett - North End Utd. FC

Wexford's Rianna Jarrett was Noel King's secret weapon in Ireland's final day qualification victory over Sweden. Her introduction as a half-time substitute effectively turned the game as she converted a penalty to level the game. The imposing striker is a handful for any defence and she also has an impressive scoring record at this level. She will give Noel King a real selection headache for the UEFA Championship finals especially after an impressive display against England in a 4-0 victory where she scored the opening goal with a fantastic long range strike.
Niamh McLaughlin - Greencastle FC

The second member of "The Rugrats." The Donegal midfielder is a real dynamo on the wings and her pin-point crossing and quick turn of pace is a terrifying prospect for any defence. She has been a key component to Ireland's success this season and was unlucky to miss out on the final qualifier against Sweden with suspension. She scored the opening goal in the 1-1 draw with UEFA qualifier against Poland from the spot.
Kerry Glynn - Montclair Thunderbolts FC

The American born defender has made a real impression since her introduction to international football in Ireland. She is another member of the squad who has earned a call-up to Susan Ronan's U19 squad and she looks to have a bright international future in international football.
Harriet Archer Scott - Reading FC

Another Reading player, Harriet is a newcomer to the Irish set-up and has warranted her call-up with a number of impressive displays in warm-up friendlies prior to the UEFA Championship finals. The full-back can play at right or left back and will provide the Irish team with real defensive options at the UEFA Championship finals.

Clare Shine - Douglas Hall FC

Cork's Clare Shine is one of the youngest members of the squad having come through the ranks of the FAI Schools set-up. She is yet to make her competitive debut at this level but is tipped to have a bright international future.

Noel King - Manager

Harry Kenny - Assistant Manager

Sharon Boyle - Coach

Eoin Killackey - Coach/Video Analyst
Eoin Killackey - Coach/Video Analyst

Susan Ronan - FAI Women's Unit Manager


Gemma Cassidy - Kit Manager


Niamh O'Donoghue - Head of Delegation/Chairperson WFAI


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