Swiss double header next up for WU17s


Swiss double header next up for WU17s

Two International Friendly games against Switzerland in Spain are next on the agenda for the Republic of Ireland Women's Under-17s.
23rd Feb 2023

Head Coach James Scott has promoted Shelbourne attacker Rebecca Devereux from the Ireland Women's Under-16s, while Sienna Gibson - who plays in Canada with Vancouver Whitecaps - earns a first call-up at any age level.

Three players are included who joined new clubs in the SSE Airtricity Women's Premier Division: Aoibhe Fleming and Aoife Kelly (Shamrock Rovers), Jodie Loughrey (Sligo Rovers).

Ireland will use these two games to act as preparation for their UEFA Women's Under-17 European Championship Qualifying Round 2 games in March against Kosovo, Italy and France, with the latter hosting the mini tournament.

The target is to make it out of Group A5 in order to secure qualification to this summer's finals in Estonia. The hard work starts now.

Republic of Ireland Women's Under-17 Squad
Goalkeepers: Katie Keane (Shelbourne), Niamh Richardson (Peamount United)
Defenders: Aoife Turner (Mountain View Los Altos), Aobihe Fleming (Shamrock Rovers), Heidi Mackin (Cork City), Grace Fitzpartrick Ryan (Wexford Youths), Aoife Kelly (Shamrock Rovers), Alice Lillie (Sligo Rovers), Kiera Sena (Cork City)
Midfielders: Ellen Dolan (Peamount United), Hannah Healy (Shelbourne), Freya Healy (Peamount United), Jodie Loughrey (Sligo Rovers), Ruby Gallagher (Shamrock Rovers), Jess Fitzgerald (Peamount United)
Forward: Millie Daly (Athlone Town), Fiana Bradley (Cork City), Joy Ralph (DLR Waves), Rebecca Devereux (Shelbourne), Katie Lawlee (Treaty United), Ceola Bergin (Wexford Youths), Sienna Gibson (Vancouver Whitecaps)

International Friendlies
Friday, February 24 | Switzerland v Republic of Ireland | Olivia Nova Sports Centre, Spain | KO 15:00 (14:00 Irish Time)
Monday, February 27 | Republic of Ireland v Switzerland | Olivia Nova Sports Centre, Spain | KO 13:00 (12:00 Irish Time)