Anna Patten included in Republic of Ireland Women’s squad

Anna Patten selected in Republic of Ireland Women's Squad
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Republic of Ireland Head Coach Eileen Gleeson has selected a 26-player squad for their first two UEFA Women’s EURO 2025 qualifiers against France and England.

Defender Niamh Fahey and midfielder Tyler Toland return to the squad after missing two friendlies in February.

Anna Patten has been called up for the first time but is awaiting international clearance, as she looks to switch allegiance having been capped by England from U-15 through to U-21 level.

Defender Tara O’Hanlon is still working through return to play protocol, while midfielders Sinead Farrelly (quad) Jamie Finn (knee) are also unavailable.

The Ireland squad will begin preparations for the qualifiers at the FAI National Training Centre from Monday 1 April.

The France fixture is on Friday 5 April at Saint-Smyphorien Stadium, Metz, KO 8.10pm, The England match follows on Tuesday 9 April at Aviva Stadium, KO 7.30pm with over 20,000 tickets sold. Both games are live on RTÉ2.


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), Louise Quinn (Birmingham City), Niamh Fahey (Liverpool), Aoife Mannion (Manchester United), Caitlin Hayes (Celtic), Anna Patten (Aston Villa), Megan Campbell (London City Lionesses).

Midfielders: Katie McCabe (Arsenal), Denise O’Sullivan (North Carolina Courage), Megan Connolly (Bristol City), Ruesha Littlejohn (London City Lionesses), Tyler Toland (Blackburn Rovers), Lily Agg (Birmingham City), Heather Payne (Everton), Jess Ziu (West Ham United), Lucy Quinn (Birmingham City), Izzy Atkinson (Crystal Palace).

Forwards: Kyra Carusa (San Diego Wave), Abbie Larkin (Crystal Palace), Amber Barrett (Standard Liege), Leanne Kiernan (Liverpool), Emily Murphy (Wake Forest University).

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