Republic of Ireland Women’s National Team welcomes two Donegal players

Sue Ronan

Republic of Ireland rounded off an excellent training camp in Wales with a 2-1 victory over Wales thanks to a Katie McCabe double.

A young Ireland squad travelled to Wales for a training camp and two challenge matches, the first of which was played at Newport's Rodney Parade on Friday night.

Manager Sue Ronan looks to use the training camp to assess young and home-based talent, with the side introducing five debutants including Roma McLaughlin, of Inishowen, and Amber Barrett of Milford.

In the first of the two challenge games, the Republic of Ireland held Wales scoreless with only six senior players in the starting line-up facing a full-strength Welsh side.

Barrett and McLaughlin also made appearances in the second of the games, with Ronan believing there are a number of players who could work their way into the squad for the Portugal test.

Ronan continued: "It does give me a selection headache for the Portugal game which is a great problem to have. There is a number of players who've played really well and will have to be considered for that game.

"It's important we get a result against Portugal to help with our international seeding and I'm sure some of the players which have featured on this trip can help us do that.

"Overall, I'm extremely pleased with the training camp and the games as it has really shown that the future of the national team is bright."