PREVIEW | Ireland WNT v England

PREVIEW | Ireland WNT v England

The first home game of UEFA EURO 2025 Qualifying sees Ireland host England in the Aviva Stadium on Tuesday night.

Having played France last Friday, Eileen Gleeson’s squad enter into their second game of Group A3 and prepare to take on the reigning European champions in just the eighth meeting between the teams.
 
Over 30,000 tickets have already been snapped up with demand still high amongst supporters. Tickets are available here.
 
 
MATCH DETAILS
UEFA EURO 2025 Qualifier
Group A3
Ireland v England
Tuesday, April 9
Aviva Stadium
KO 19:30
LIVE on RTÉ2
 
 
MATCH OFFICIALS
Referee | Lina Lehtovaara (Finland)
Assistant Referee 1 | Heini Hyvonen (Finland)
Assistant Referee 2 | Susann Kung (Switzerland)
Fourth Official | Lotta Vuorio (Finland)
 
 
TEAM NEWS
Emily Whelan has replaced Jess Ziu (hamstring) in the squad.
 
 
PREVIOUS MEETINGS
02/05/1978 | England 6-1 Ireland | St James’s Park, Exeter | Friendly
02/05/1981 | Ireland 0-5 England | Dalymount Park | Friendly
07/11/1982 | Ireland 0-1 England | Dalymount Park | EURO 1984 Qualifier
11/09/1983 | England 6-0 Ireland | Elm Park, Reading | EURO 1984 Qualifier
22/09/1985 | Ireland 0-6 England | Flower Lodge, Cork | EURO 1987 Qualifier
27/04/1986 | England 4-0 Ireland | Elm Park, Reading | EURO 1987 Qualifier
29/03/1987 | Ireland 0-1 England | Dalymount Park | Friendly
 
 
NOTES
- There are currently 22 places between England (2) and Ireland (24) in the FIFA Women’s World Rankings.
- 18 players in the Ireland WNT squad play their club football in England in either the Women’s Super League or the Women’s Championship.
 
 
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), Caitlin Hayes (Celtic), Louise Quinn (Birmingham City), Aoife Mannion (Manchester United), Anna Patten (Aston Villa), Megan Campbell (London City Lionesses)
Midfielders: Katie McCabe (Arsenal), Denise O’Sullivan (North Carolina Courage), Megan Connolly (Bristol City), Lily Agg (Birmingham City), Ruesha Littlejohn (London City Lionesses), Tyler Toland (Blackburn Rovers), Heather Payne (Everton), Izzy Atkinson (Crystal Palace), Lucy Quinn (Birmingham City), Erin McLaughlin (Peamount United)
Forwards: Kyra Carusa (San Diego Wave), Abbie Larkin (Crystal Palace), Amber Barrett (Standard Liege), Leanne Kiernan (Liverpool), Emily Murphy (Wake Forest University), Emily Whelan (Glasgow City)
 
 
IRELAND WNT PLAYER STATS
Goalkeepers

Courtney Brosnan | DOB 10/11/1995 | 35 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
Jessie Stapleton | DOB 07/02/2005 | 5 caps / 0 goals | Debut vs Philippines 19/06/2022 
Diane Caldwell | DOB 11/09/1988 | 102 caps / 4 goals | Debut vs Denmark 15/03/2006 
Caitlin Hayes | DOB 22/09/1995 | 9 caps / 2 goals | Debut vs Northern Ireland 23/09/2023 
Louise Quinn | DOB 17/06/1990 | 116 caps / 16 goals | Debut vs Poland 02/02/2008 
Aoife Mannion | DOB 24/09/1995 | 4 caps / 0 goals | Debut vs China PR 22/02/2023 
Anna Patten | DOB 20/04/1999 | 1 cap / 0 goals
Megan Campbell | DOB 28/06/1993 | 48 caps / 4 goals | Debut vs Switzerland 24/08/2011 
 
Midfielders
Katie McCabe | DOB 21/09/1995 | 85 caps / 26 goals | Debut vs Hungary 04/03/2015 
Denise O’Sullivan | DOB 04/02/1994 | 112 caps / 20 goals | Debut vs Wales
Megan Connolly | DOB 07/03/1997 | 53 caps / 4 goals | Debut vs USA 23/02/2016 
Lily Agg | DOB 17/12/1993 | 15 caps / 3 goals | Debut vs Philippines 19/06/2022 
Ruesha Littlejohn | DOB 03/07/1990 | 79 caps / 6 goals | Debut vs Hungary 07/03/2012 
Tyler Toland | DOB 08/08/2001 | 18 caps / 1 goal | Debut vs Northern Ireland 19/09/2017
Heather Payne | DOB 26/01/2000 | 45 caps / 2 goals | Debut vs Scotland 07/07/2017 
Izzy Atkinson | DOB 17/07/2001 | 15 caps / 0 goals | Debut vs Portugal 21/01/2018 
Lucy Quinn | DOB 29/09/1993 | 22 caps / 5 goals | Debut vs Australia 21/09/2021 
Erin McLaughlin | DOB 09/03/2003 | 3 caps / 0 goals | Debut vs Zambia 22/06/2023
 
Forwards
Kyra Carusa | DOB 14/11/1995 | 24 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 | 42 caps / 7 goals | Debut vs Northern Ireland 19/09/2017 
Leanne Kiernan | DOB 27/04/1999 | 31 caps / 4 goals | Debut vs Wales 20/08/2016 
Emily Murphy | DOB 02/03/2003 | 2 caps / 0 goals | Debut vs Wales 27/02/2024
Emily Whelan | DOB 22/08/2002 | 9 caps / 0 goals | Debut vs Poland 09/10/2018

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