WNT squad finalised for April friendly games


WNT squad finalised for April friendly games

Manager Vera Pauw has narrowed down the Republic of Ireland Women's National Team squad ahead of international friendly games against Denmark and Belgium.
4th Apr 2021

Ireland will play host to Denmark on Thursday, April 8th in Tallaght Stadium before travelling to take on Belgium in the King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels on Sunday, April 11th.

Injuries rule out Megan Campbell, Leanne Kiernan and Clare Shine, while goalkeeper Niamh Reid-Burke retired from international football, Julie-Ann Russell and Nicole Douglas cannot travel due to COVID restrictions and Harriet Scott is undertaking exams.

A number of players from the original provisional list are on standby, while DLR Waves goalkeeper Eve Badana will join the squad for sessions at the FAI National Training Centre.

There are also invites extended to the quartet of defender Florence Gamby (London Bees), midfielders Lily Agg (London City Lionesses) and Emily Murphy (Birmingham City), and forward Aoife Colvill (Glasgow City), who are eligible to declare for Ireland but will not be part of the match-day squad for this camp.

The squad all report into camp on Sunday, April 4th. Live coverage of the two games will be announced in due course.

Republic of Ireland WNT Squad
Goalkeepers: Courtney Brosnan (West Ham United), Marie Hourihan (SC Braga), Grace Moloney (Reading)
Defenders: Keeva Keenan (Celtic), Claire O'Riordan (MSV Duisburg), Louise Quinn (Fiorentina), Niamh Fahey (Liverpool), Diane Caldwell (North Carolina Courage), Claire Walsh (Peamount United), Niamh Farrelly (Glasgow City), Áine O'Gorman (Peamount United)
Midfielders: Megan Connolly (Brighton & Hove Albion), Denise O'Sullivan (North Carolina Courage), Ellen Molloy (Wexford Youths), Jamie Finn (Shelbourne), Hayley Nolan (London City Lionesses), Ruesha Littlejohn (Birmingham City), Emily Whelan (Shelbourne), Alli Murphy (London City Lionesses), Katie McCabe (Arsenal)
Forwards: Rianna Jarrett (Brighton & Hove Albion), Amber Barrett (FC Koln), Heather Payne (Florida State University), Kyra Carusa (HB Hoge)

Republic of Ireland v Denmark
International Friendly
Thursday, April 8
Tallaght Stadium
KO 18:30

Belgium v Republic of Ireland
International Friendly
Sunday, April 11
King Baudouin Stadium
KO 18:30
Game Hashtag: #IRLDEN
Game Hashtag: #BELIRL