Republic of Ireland squad for two home Women’s World Cup qualifiers

Republic of Ireland players with Vera Pauw
Photo: Brian Lawless via Imago

Vera Pauw has selected a squad of 25 players for Republic of Ireland’s upcoming 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup qualifiers at Tallaght Stadium.

Their third and fourth games in Group A see Slovakia visit on Thursday 25 November, before they host Georgia on Tuesday 30 November. Both games kick off at 7pm and are live on RTÉ2.

Midfielder Ruesha Littlejohn and forward Kyra Carusa are available again following injuries, while a third goalkeeper will be added to the squad once international clearance comes through from FIFA.

Ellen Molloy is recalled following impressive displays for the Under-19s in their qualifiers last month, while there are two players included who helped Shelbourne win the SSE Airtricity Women’s National League last weekend.

The Wexford Youths and Shelbourne players will link up with the squad after the EVOKE.ie FAI Women’s Cup Final on Sunday 21 November – with the rest of the Ireland squad set to attend that game as spectators.

Tickets are selling well for both World Cup qualifiers and seats can be booked here.

Republic of Ireland WNT Squad

Goalkeepers: Courtney Brosnan (Everton), Grace Moloney (Reading)

Defenders: Louise Quinn (Birmingham City), Niamh Fahey (Liverpool), Diane Caldwell (North Carolina Courage), Claire Walsh (Glasgow City), Savannah McCarthy (Galway WFC), Éabha O’Mahony (Boston College), Áine O’Gorman (Peamount United)

Midfielders: Katie McCabe (Arsenal), Denise O’Sullivan (North Carolina Courage), Megan Connolly (Brighton & Hove Albion), Ruesha Littlejohn (Aston Villa), Ellen Molloy (Wexford Youths), Jamie Finn (Birmingham City), Niamh Farrelly (Glasgow City), Ciara Grant (Shelbourne), Aoibheann Clancy (Wexford Youths), Roma McLaughlin (Central Connecticut State University)

Forwards: Heather Payne (Florida State University), Amber Barrett (FC Koln), Kyra Carusa (HB Koge), Leanne Kiernan (Liverpool), Saoirse Noonan (Shelbourne), Lucy Quinn (Birmingham City)

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