Ireland Women’s squad selected to face England and France

Ireland squad to face England and France
#10 Denise O’Sullivan and #20 Marissa Sheva return to the Ireland squad after injury. (Photo by PATRICK HAMILTON/AFP via Getty Images)

Ireland Head Coach Eileen Gleeson has selected a 26-player squad for the last two matches in their UEFA Women’s Euro 2025 qualifying group.

They make the trip to Norwich City’s Carrow Road ground to face the Lionesses on Friday 12 July, before hosting France at Páirc Uí Chaoimh four days later. Over 10,000 tickets have been sold for the match in Cork.

Defender Niamh Fahey, midfielder Denise O’Sullivan and attacker Marissa Sheva all return to the squad, while injuries rule out Chloe Mustaki, Tara O’Hanlon, Jamie Finn, Heather Payne and Kyra Carusa.

Midfielder Julie-Ann Russell has 60 caps and last played for Ireland in March 2020, but her excellent form for Galway United sees her return to the squad.

Ireland Squad:

Goalkeepers: Courtney Brosnan (Everton), Grace Moloney (London City Lionesses), Sophie Whitehouse (Lewes)

Defenders: Jessie Stapleton (West Ham United), Diane Caldwell (FC Zurich), Louise Quinn (Birmingham City), Niamh Fahey (Liverpool), Caitlin Hayes (Celtic), 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), Jess Ziu (West Ham United), Izzy Atkinson (Crystal Palace), Eva Mangan (Cork City), Julie-Ann Russell (Galway United)

Forwards: Amber Barrett (Standard Liege), Leanne Kiernan (Liverpool), Abbie Larkin (Crystal Palace), Emily Murphy (Wake Forest University), Marissa Sheva (Portland Thorns)

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