The first meeting of these teams at senior women’s level is the first of back-to-back games in this international window as they will meet again next Tuesday, October 31 in Shkoder.
UEFA Nations League
Ireland v Albania
Friday, October 27
LIVE on RTÉ2
Referee | Lizzy van der Helm (Netherlands)
Assistant Referee 1 | Gerda Eidinzonaitė (Lithuania)
Assistant Referee 2 | Ashley de Haan (Netherlands)
Fourth Official | Sterre Bijlsma (Netherlands)
Ireland have a fully fit squad to choose from.
Eileen Gleeson (Interim Head Coach)
“We are delighted to return to Tallaght Stadium, which has been the home of Irish women’s football for many years and home to many memorable moments for us to share with our amazing supporters.
"To have the opportunity to continue our journey in front of a sold-out crowd is a very special moment for us as a team, for players and for all involved. We thank everyone from the supporters, clubs, FAI and Tallaght Stadium staff who ensure we can have the best experience, opportunity and support possible.
"We’ve had a very positive start to our opening games in the current UEFA Nations League, which is testament to the hard work, openness and commitment of a special group of players and staff.
"We want to build on these performances and give the fans an exciting experience while taking another step toward EURO 2025 qualification."
- Albania will become the 52nd different team that Ireland WNT will have played in an official game since 1973.
- All tickets are sold out for the game with spectators encouraged to arrive early and to ensure that their ticket is used.
- Should she feature in the game, defender Diane Caldwell would become the seventh WNT Centurion to join the list that includes Emma Byrne (134), Áine O'Gorman (119), Niamh Fahey (111), Louise Quinn (110), Denise O'Sullivan (107) and Ciara Grant (105).
LEAGUE B GROUP B1 RESULTS / FIXTURES
September 23 | Ireland 3-0 Northern Ireland
September 26 | Hungary 0-4 Ireland
October 27 | Ireland v Albania
October 31 | Albania v Ireland
December 1 | Ireland v Hungary
December 5 | Northern Ireland v Ireland
IRELAND WNT SQUAD
Goalkeepers: Courtney Brosnan (Everton), Grace Moloney (London City Lionesses), Sophie Whitehouse (Lewes)
Defenders: Louise Quinn (Birmingham City), Diane Caldwell (FC Zurich), Caitlin Hayes (Celtic), Claire O’Riordan (Standard Liege), Hayley Nolan (Crystal Palace), Chloe Mustaki (Bristol City), Megan Campbell (Everton)
Midfielders: Katie McCabe (Arsenal), Denise O’Sullivan (North Carolina Courage), Tyler Toland (Blackburn Rovers), Jamie Finn (Birmingham City), Megan Connolly (Bristol City), Lily Agg (Birmingham City), Sinead Farrelly (NY/NJ Gotham), Heather Payne (Everton), Lucy Quinn (Birmingham City), Izzy Atkinson (West Ham United), Erin McLaughlin (Peamount United)
Forwards: Kyra Carusa (San Diego Wave), Abbie Larkin (Glasgow City), Amber Barrett (Standard Liege), Saoirse Noonan (Durham WFC), Emily Whelan (Glasgow City)
IRELAND WNT PLAYER STATS
Courtney Brosnan | DOB 10/11/1995 | 28 caps / 13 clean sheets | Debut vs Montenegro 11/03/2020
Grace Moloney | DOB 01/03/1993 | 6 caps / 1 clean sheet | Debut vs Austria 02/03/2016
Sophie Whitehouse | DOB 10/10/1996 | 0 caps / 0 clean sheets
Louise Quinn | DOB 17/06/1990 | 110 caps / 15 goals | Debut vs Poland 02/02/2008
Diane Caldwell | DOB 11/09/1988 | 99 caps / 4 goals | Debut vs Denmark 15/03/2006
Claire O'Riordan | DOB 12/10/1994 | 19 caps / 1 goal | Debut vs Hungary 07/03/2016
Chloe Mustaki | DOB 29/07/1995 | 6 caps / 0 goals | Debut vs Russia 19/02/2022
Hayley Nolan | DOB 07/03/1997 | 3 caps / 0 goals | Debut vs Belgium 16/04/2021
Caitlin Hayes | DOB 22/09/1995 | 2 caps / 1 goal | Debut vs Northern Ireland 23/09/2023
Megan Campbell | DOB 28/06/1993 | 47 caps / 4 goals | Debut vs Switzerland 24/08/2011
Katie McCabe | DOB 21/09/1995 | 78 caps / 22 goals | Debut vs Hungary 04/03/2015
Denise O’Sullivan | DOB | 107 caps / 19 goals | Debut vs Wales 17/09/2011
Megan Connolly | DOB 07/03/1997 | 47 caps / 4 goals | Debut vs USA 23/02/2016
Lucy Quinn | DOB 29/09/1993 | 18 caps / 4 goals | Debut vs Australia 21/09/2021
Lily Agg | DOB 17/12/1993 | 12 caps / 3 goals | Debut vs Philippines 19/06/2022
Jamie Finn | DOB 21/04/1998 | 16 caps / 0 goal | Debut vs Greece 12/11/2019
Tyler Toland | DOB 08/08/2001 | 15 caps / 1 goal | Debut vs Northern Ireland 19/09/2017
Sinead Farrelly | DOB 16/11/1989 | 5 caps / 0 goals | Debut vs USA 08/04/2023
Heather Payne | DOB 26/01/2000 | 39 caps / 1 goal | Debut vs Scotland 07/07/2017
Izzy Atkinson | DOB 17/07/2001 | 10 caps / 0 goals | Debut vs Portugal 21/01/2018
Erin McLaughlin | DOB 09/03/2003 | 1 cap / 0 goal | Debut vs Zambia 22/06/2023
Kyra Carusa | DOB 14/11/1995 | 17 caps / 4 goals | Debut vs Montenegro 11/03/2020
Abbie Larkin | DOB 27/04/2005 | 13 caps / 1 goal | Debut vs Russia 19/02/2022
Amber Barrett | DOB 16/01/1996 | 39 caps / 7 goals | Debut vs Wales 20/08/2016
Saoirse Noonan | DOB 13/07/1999 | 4 caps / 1 goal | Debut vs Wales 21/08/2016
Emily Whelan | DOB 22/08/2002 | 8 caps / 0 goals | Debut vs Poland 09/10/2018