Two Donegal girls, Ciara Grant of Kilmacrennan Celtic and Tanya Kennedy of Finn Valley have been included in the Republic of Ireland Women's U17 squad for next months FIFA World Cup. Grant is one of the most senior members of the Irish squad and has also featured in the under 19 team in the UEFA Championship qualifiers. Ciara was crowned the FAI/eircom women's U17 player of the year in 2008.
Defender Kennedy now in her second year with the U17 squad was nominated for the player of the year award in 2008.
The tournament in Trinidad and Tobago starts for the Irish on Monday 6th September against Brazil, with games to follow against Canada and Ghana.