Ireland squad named for first UEFA Women’s Nations League games

Republic of Ireland squad for UEFA Women's Nations League
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Republic of Ireland interim head coach Eileen Gleeson has picked a 25-strong squad for their first games in the UEFA Women’s Nations League.

Ireland will host Northern Ireland on Saturday 22 September, kick-off 1pm at the Aviva Stadium, with over 30,000 tickets already sold.

The squad will then travel directly to Budapest to take on Hungary four days later at the Hidegkuti Nándor Stadium, kick-off 6.30pm and like the first match it will be live on RTÉ2.

There are recalls to the squad for defenders Savannah McCarthy, Hayley Nolan and Éabha O’Mahony, midfielder Tyler Toland and forwards Saoirse Noonan and Emily Whelan.

Injuries rule out Niamh Fahey, Megan Campbell, Aoife Mannion, Jessie Stapleton, Claire Walsh, Tara O’Hanlon, Roma McLaughlin, Jess Ziu, Sinead Farrelly and Leanne Kiernan.

Both Áine O’Gorman and Harriet Scott have retired from international football and will be honoured ahead of the first game.

The squad links up on Monday 18 September 18 to begin preparations at the FAI National Training Centre.

Ireland WNT Squad

Goalkeepers: Courtney Brosnan (Everton), Grace Moloney (London City Lionesses), Megan Walsh (West Ham United)

Defenders: Louise Quinn (Birmingham City), Diane Caldwell (FC Zurich), Claire O’Riordan (Standard Liege), Savannah McCarthy (Shamrock Rovers), Éabha O’Mahony (University of Texas), Hayley Nolan (Crystal Palace), Chloe Mustaki (Bristol City)

Midfielders: Katie McCabe (Arsenal), Denise O’Sullivan (North Carolina Courage), Ruesha Littlejohn (London City Lionesses), Tyler Toland (Blackburn Rovers), Jamie Finn (Birmingham City), Megan Connolly (Bristol City), Lily Agg (Birmingham City), Heather Payne (Everton), Lucy Quinn (Birmingham City), Marissa Sheva (Washington Spirit)

Forwards: Kyra Carusa (San Diego Wave), Abbie Larkin (Glasgow City), Amber Barrett (Standard Liege), Saoirse Noonan (Durham WFC), Emily Whelan (Glasgow City)

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