PREVIEW | Ireland WNT v Cymru WNT

PREVIEW | Ireland WNT v Cymru WNT

The Ireland Women’s National Team host their first home game of 2024 when they welcome Cyrmu to Tallaght Stadium on Tuesday evening.

Having drawn away to Italy in Florence last Friday, Eileen Gleeson’s team will now aim to make the most of their last preparation game before the UEFA EURO 2025 qualifiers kick off.
 
Tickets are selling well – with the new North Stand now open – and it could lead to a record attendance at Tallaght Stadium for the WNT.

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MATCH DETAILS
International Friendly
Ireland v Cymru
Tuesday, February 27
Tallaght Stadium
KO 19:30
LIVE on RTÉ2
 
 
MATCH OFFICIALS
Referee | Frida Mia Klarlund (Denmark)
Assistant Referee 1 | Fie Bruun (Denmark)
Assistant Referee 2 | Monica Brun Lokkeberg (Norway)
Fourth Official | Michelle O’Neill (Ireland)
 
 
TEAM NEWS
Ireland have a fully fit squad to choose from.
 
 
PREVIOUS MEETINGS
13/05/1973 | Cymru 2-3 Ireland | Llanelli | Friendly
26/05/1974 | Ireland 3-3 Cymru | Markets Field | Friendly
29/08/1976 | Cymru 3-1 Ireland | Bridgend | Friendly
26/02/1977 | Ireland 1-0 Cymru | Tolka Park | Friendly
05/06/1994 | Cymru 0-2 Ireland | Pembrokeshire | Friendly
08/10/1995 | Cymru 0-3 Ireland | Llanelli | EURO 1997 Qualifier
25/02/1996 | Ireland 5-1 Cymru | Dalymount Park | EURO 1997 Qualifier
07/12/1997 | Cymru 0-3 Ireland | Bangor | FIFA 1999 World Cup Qualifier
08/03/1998 | Ireland 4-0 Cymru | Carlisle Grounds | FIFA 1999 World Cup Qualifier
16/03/2003 | Ireland 3-1 Cyrmu | Guia, Portugal | Algarve Cup
20/03/2003 | Ireland 2-2 Cyrmu (4-2 pens) | Montechoro, Portugal | Algarve Cup
17/09/2011 | Cymru 0-2 Ireland | Newport | EURO 2013 Qualifier
02/03/2012 | Ireland 0-0 Cymru | Desportivo da Nora Park, Portugal | Friendly
16/06/2012 | Ireland 0-1 Cymru | Turner’s Cross | EURO 2013 Qualifier
19/08/2016 | Cymru 0-0 Ireland | Newport | Friendly
21/08/2016 | Cymru 1-2 Ireland | Newport | Friendly
06/03/2017 | Ireland 1-0 Cymru | Paralimni Stadium, Cyprus | Cyprus Cup
28/02/2019 | Cyrmu 0-0 Ireland | Estadio Municipal de Marbella, Spain | Friendly
05/03/2019 | Ireland 1-0 Cymru | Estadio Municipal de Marbella, Spain | Friendly
22/02/2022 | Ireland 1-0 Cymru | Pinatar Arena, Spain | Pinatar Cup
 
 
NOTES
- There are currently eight places between Ireland (24) and Cymru (32) in the FIFA Women’s World Rankings.
- Leanne Kiernan and Amber Barrett both made their WNT debuts against Cymru in a 0-0 Friendly draw in August 2016.
- Louise Quinn scored her 10th international goal in the 1-0 Friendly win over Cymru in March 2019.
- Katie McCabe has scored three times in six appearances against Cymru (two goals in the 2-1 Friendly win in August 2016, one goal in the 1-0 Cyprus Cup win in March 2017).
- This could be Katie McCabe's 55th game leading the WNT out as captain.
 
 
WNT SQUAD
Goalkeepers:
 Courtney Brosnan (Everton), Grace Moloney (London City Lionesses), Sophie Whitehouse (Lewes)
Defenders: Jessie Stapleton (Reading – on loan from West Ham United), Diane Caldwell (FC Zurich), Niamh Fahey (Liverpool), Caitlin Hayes (Celtic), Louise Quinn (Birmingham City), Aoife Mannion (Manchester United), Megan Campbell (London City Lionesses)
Midfielders: Katie McCabe (Arsenal), Lily Agg (Birmingham City), Megan Connolly (Bristol City), Ruesha Littlejohn (London City Lionesses), Heather Payne (Everton), Jess Ziu (West Ham United), Lucy Quinn (Birmingham City), Izzy Atkinson (Crystal Palace), Erin McLaughlin (Peamount United), Jess Fitzgerald (Peamount United)
Forwards: Kyra Carusa (San Diego Wave), Abbie Larkin (Crystal Palace), Amber Barrett (Standard Liege), Leanne Kiernan (Liverpool), Emily Murphy (Wake Forest University)
 
 
IRELAND WNT PLAYER STATS
Goalkeepers

Courtney Brosnan | DOB 10/11/1995 | 33 caps / 16 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 
 
Defenders
Caitlin Hayes | DOB 22/09/1995 | 7 caps / 2 goals | Debut vs Northern Ireland 23/09/2023 
Louise Quinn | DOB 17/06/1990 | 114 caps / 16 goals | Debut vs Poland 02/02/2008 
Diane Caldwell | DOB 11/09/1988 | 101 caps / 4 goals | Debut vs Denmark 15/03/2006 
Jessie Stapleton | DOB 07/02/2005 | 3 caps / 0 goals | Debut vs Philippines 19/06/2022 
Aoife Mannion | DOB 24/09/1995 | 3 caps / 0 goals | Debut vs China PR 22/02/2023 
Niamh Fahey | DOB 13/10/1987 | 112 caps / 1 goal | Debut vs Portugal 27/03/2007 
Megan Campbell | DOB 28/06/1993 | 47 caps / 4 goals | Debut vs Switzerland 24/08/2011 
 
Midfielders
Katie McCabe | DOB 21/09/1995 | 83 caps / 26 goals | Debut vs Hungary 04/03/2015 
Megan Connolly | DOB 07/03/1997 | 51 caps / 4 goals | Debut vs USA 23/02/2016 
Lucy Quinn | DOB 29/09/1993 | 21 caps / 5 goals | Debut vs Australia 21/09/2021 
Lily Agg | DOB 17/12/1993 | 14 caps / 3 goals | Debut vs Philippines 19/06/2022 
Ruesha Littlejohn | DOB 03/07/1990 | 78 caps / 6 goals | Debut vs Hungary 07/03/2012 
Heather Payne | DOB 26/01/2000 | 43 caps / 2 goals | Debut vs Scotland 07/07/2017 
Izzy Atkinson | DOB 17/07/2001 | 14 caps / 0 goals | Debut vs Portugal 21/01/2018 
Jess Ziu | DOB 06/06/2002 | 13 caps / 0 goals | Debut vs Northern Ireland 31/08/2018 
Erin McLaughlin | DOB 09/03/2003 | 3 caps / 0 goals | Debut vs Zambia 22/06/2023
Jess Fitzgerald | DOB 12/07/2006 | 0 caps / 0 goals
 
Forwards
Kyra Carusa | DOB 14/11/1995 | 22 caps / 7 goals | Debut vs Montenegro 11/03/2020 
Abbie Larkin | DOB 27/04/2005 | 17 caps / 1 goal | Debut vs Russia 19/02/2022 
Amber Barrett | DOB 10/01/1996 | 40 caps / 7 goals | Debut vs Northern Ireland 19/09/2017 
Leanne Kiernan | DOB 27/04/1999 | 29 caps / 4 goals | Debut vs Wales 20/08/2016 
Emily Murphy | DOB 02/03/2003 | 0 caps / 0 goals

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