New Republic of Ireland women’s senior team manager Vera Pauw has named her first squad ahead of the Women’s EURO 2021 Qualifier versus the Ukraine on October 8th at the Tallaght Stadium.
Donegal's Tyler Toland and Amber Barrett are named in the 23. Toland has in recent weeks being playing her first games for her new club Manchester City while Barrett has been starring in Germany with Koln.
Having been confirmed as manager the day after the win over Montenegro in the first game of the Women’s EURO 2021 Qualifers, Pauw explained that it has been a real team effort between herself and her staff to confirm the squad.
“I would like to thank everybody who has helped me to get this squad together because there are players who are coming back from injury and others who have developed well that we have brought in and I needed a lot of information.
"Without all the help I have had I would not have been able to get a squad together that I am comfortable with, but I am very comfortable now with the squad I have named. We had open talks with everybody, including Ruud Dokter, Eileen Gleeson and Sue Ronan. Dave Connell has also described every single player for me, which is massive.”
Republic of Ireland Squad
Goalkeepers: Marie Hourihan (SC Braga), Grace Maloney (Reading), Courtney Brosnan (West Ham United)
Defenders: Harriet Scott (Birmingham City), Keeva Keenan (Celtic), Diane Caldwell (SC Sand), Claire Walsh (Peamount United), Claire O’Riordan (MSV Duisburg), Louise Quinn (Arsenal), Hayley Nolan (University of Hartford), Megan Campbell (Manchester City)
Midfielders: Niamh Fahey (Liverpool), Megan Connolly (Brighton and Hove Albion), Denise O’Sullivan (North Carolina Courage), Stephanie Roche (CF Florentia), Tyler Toland (Manchester City), Chloe Mustaki (Shelbourne)
Forwards: Heather Payne Florida State University), Leanne Kiernan (West Ham United), Amber Barret (FC Koln), Rianna Jarrett (Wexford Youths), Katie McCabe (Arsenal), Julie Ann Russell (Sydney University)
Women’s EURO 2021 Qualifier: Republic of Ireland v Ukraine, Tallaght Stadium, Kick-off: 7.30pm