Irish women U17’s set for European Championship qualifiers
The Republic of Ireland women's U17 side return to action this week-end as they begin their UEFA Championship qualifying campaign in Co. Antrim where they will face Macedonia, Czech Republic and the tournament hosts, Northern Ireland.
Ireland will begin their first qualifying phase with a mouth-watering opening game against neighbours, Northern Ireland in Portadown on Saturday (October 16) before they face Macedonia at the Seaview Stadium in Belfast on Monday (October 18). Ireland complete the first qualifying phase against a highly rated Czech Republic side on Thursday (October 21) at Mourneview Park in Lurgan. Only the top two teams will advance to the elite qualifying phase which will take place early next year.
Republic of Ireland manager, Harry Kenny (pictured) has selected seven players who featured in last year's UEFA Championship and FIFA World Cup campaign including Rianna Jarrett, Denise O'Sullivan, goalkeeper, Jill Moloney, Amanda Budden, Emma Hansberry, Rebecca Kearney and Claire Shine.
UEFA Championship - First qualifying phase fixtures
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland
Shamrock Park, Portadown.
Kick-off: 19.30 hrs.
Monday, October 18, 2010
Republic of Ireland v Macedonia
Seaview Stadium, Belfast.
Kick-off: 18.00 hrs.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Republic of Ireland v Czech Republic
Mourneview Park, Lurgan.
Kick-off: 13.30 hrs.
Republic of Ireland squad
Jill Maloney - GSA Phoenix 95 Red
Amanda Budden - Wilton United
Chloe Mustaki - St. Josephs
Shauna Newman - St. Francis
Niamh Walsh - Raheny United
Ciara O'Connell - Wilton United
Emily Cahill - St. Josephs
Lauren Murphy - Wilton United
Emma Hansberry - Strand Celtic
Meadhbh Deeney - St. Josephs
Denise O'Sullivan - Wilton United
Lisa Murphy - Shelbourne
Katie McCabe - St. Francis
Rianna Jarrett - Curracloe
Rebecca Kearney - Lakewood Athletic
Claire Shine - Douglas Hall
Lauren Kavanagh - St. Josephs
Laura Lynch - Wilton United