Republic of Ireland Women’s squad picked for Pinatar Cup

Republic of Ireland's Niamh Fahey
Niamh Fahey could make her 100th appearance for the Republic of Ireland. (Photo: Oisin Keniry/Getty Images)

Republic of Ireland Women’s manager Vera Pauw has selected a 27-player squad for their Pinatar Cup tournament debut.

Defender Megan Campbell returns to the squad for the first time since November 2020 and will be hoping to add to her 42 senior caps, reports fai.ie.

Niamh Fahey is on 99 caps and could be next to join the exclusive Centurion Club that currently has three members in Emma Byrne (134), Áine O’Gorman (111) and Ciara Grant (105).

There is a first senior call-up for Shelbourne forward Abbie Larkin. The Ireland WU-17 captain impressed in Home-Based Training Sessions and the 16-year-old was invited to train with Pauw’s squad late last year.

The squad will meet in Murcia, Spain on Sunday 13 February and use the La Manga Stadium as their training base.

Republic of Ireland Squad

Goalkeepers: Courtney Brosnan (Everton), Grace Moloney (Reading), Megan Walsh (Brighton & Hove Albion), Eve Badana (DLR Waves)

Defenders: Louise Quinn (Birmingham City), Niamh Fahey (Liverpool), Diane Caldwell (Manchester United), Claire Walsh (Glasgow City), Savannah McCarthy (Galway WFC), Áine O’Gorman (Peamount United), Megan Campbell (Liverpool)

Midfielders: Denise O’Sullivan (North Carolina Courage), Megan Connolly (Brighton & Hove Albion), Katie McCabe (Arsenal), Ruesha Littlejohn (Aston Villa), Jamie Finn (Birmingham City), Niamh Farrelly (Glasgow City), Ciara Grant (Rangers), Jess Ziu (Shelbourne), Ellen Molloy (Wexford Youths), Isibeal Atkinson (Celtic)

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

Pinatar Cup – Opening Fixtures (16 February, UK times)

Wales v Scotland, Pinatar Arena, KO 2:30pm – live on BBC Alba/BBC iPlayer/BBC Sport Website
Slovakia v Belgium, Pinatar Arena, KO 7:30pm
Republic of Ireland v Poland, La Manga, KO 2:30pm
Hungary v Russia, La Manga, KO 7:30pm

Northern Ireland Women’s squad selected for Spain training camp

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