Leanne Kiernan among trio called up by Republic of Ireland

Leanne Kiernan called up by Republic of Ireland
Republic of Ireland’s Leanne Kiernan. (Photo: Mirko Kappes via Imago)

Isibeal Atkinson, Aoibheann Clancy and Leanne Kiernan have all been called up for Republic of Ireland Women’s friendly against Australia.

Celtic’s Atkinson, Liverpool’s Kiernan and Wexford Youths’ Clancy come in after Éabha O’Mahony, Megan Connolly and Roma McLaughlin were all ruled out of the game at Tallaght Stadium on Tuesday 21 September.

The camp begins today at the FAI National Training Centre, with Shelbourne goalkeeper Amanda Budden training with the squad.

Republic of Ireland Squad

Goalkeepers: Grace Moloney (Reading), Courtney Brosnan (Everton), Eve Badana (DLR Waves)

Defenders: Harriet Scott (Birmingham City), Niamh Fahey (Liverpool), Diane Caldwell (North Carolina Courage), Louise Quinn (Birmingham City), Claire Walsh (Glasgow City), Savannah McCarthy (Galway WFC), Áine O’Gorman (Peamount United), Isibeal Atkinson (Celtic)

Midfielders: Denise O’Sullivan (North Carolina Courage), Jamie Finn (Birmingham City), Ruesha Littlejohn (Aston Villa), Ciara Grant (Shelbourne), Niamh Farrelly (Glasgow City), Aoibheann Clancy (Wexford Youths), Jess Ziu (Shelbourne), Katie McCabe (Arsenal)

Forwards: Heather Payne (Florida State University), Rianna Jarrett (London City Lionesses), Amber Barrett (FC Koln), Kyra Carusa (HB Hoge), Clare Shine (Glasgow City), Emily Whelan (Birmingham City), Saoirse Noonan (Shelbourne), Leanne Kiernan (Liverpool)

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