Republic of Ireland Women’s interim coaching staff confirmed

Interim coaching staff for Ireland confirmed
Republic of Ireland players at the World Cup (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

An interim coaching staff has been confirmed for Republic of Ireland’s UEFA Women’s Nations League games against Northern Ireland and Hungary.

Led by interim Head Coach Eileen Gleeson, the coaching team will include Colin Healy and Emma Byrne as Assistant Coaches and Richie Fitzgibbon as Goalkeeping Coach.

Colin Healy, who represented Ireland 13 times as a player, led Cork City to promotion to the League of Ireland Premier Division in 2022 and has previously worked as Assistant Coach with Ireland Men’s Under-19s.

Former WNT captain Emma Byrne, who is the country’s most capped women’s player with 134 appearances and enjoyed a successful club career at Arsenal, where she won 11 League titles and the UEFA Women’s Champions League.

FAI High Performance National Coach Educator Richie Fitzgibbon holds a UEFA A Goalkeeping Licence and has worked with several underage international teams.

The staff will link up with the squad on Monday 18 September to start preparations for the home opener against Northern Ireland (Saturday 23 September) in the Aviva Stadium before travelling to Budapest to face Hungary (Tuesday 26 September).

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