FAI Ireland’s U17 Womens team face Northern Ireland in Two Friendlies

FAI Ireland’s U17 Womens team face Northern Ireland in Two Friendlies

Republic of Ireland U17 Football Women’s squad has players from across the country for a Double Header in Dublin and Belfast.

Limerick to Wexford, Cork to Donegal , Galway, Carlow, Dublin – this truly is a squad from all parts of the country.

The Two friendly international games against Northern Ireland will allow the Republic of Ireland Women's Under-17s to kickstart their 2021/22 campaign

Head Coach James Scott has set up a double-header with Northern Ireland with one game in Dublin on Wednesday, August 18th followed by a trip to Belfast two days later.

The games will be vital preparation for the UEFA Women's Under-17 European Championship qualifiers in October when Ireland will take on Bulgaria, Hungary and Norway.

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Scott said: "It is great to have these two games in August as we are working with an entirely new squad of players so we have a lot of work to do - on and off the pitch - to be ready for the qualifiers in two months' time.


"We have been busy watching a lot of games, at all levels, around the country and feel that we have selected a strong squad for what should be two good tests for us in the games against Northern Ireland.

"It is vitally important that we remain vigilant of the COVID-19 virus and follow all of the recommended protocols - it is something that we will be working with players & staff on. We know that being able to play these games is a bonus so it's up to us to make the most of them."

Republic of Ireland Women's Under-17 Squad

Goalkeepers: Claudia Keenan (Peamount United), Katie Keane (Shelbourne)

Defenders: Grace Fitzpatrick (Cork City), Eve Dossen (Galway WFC), Aoibhe Fleming (Peamount United), Liadan Clynch (Shamrock Rovers), Shauna Pearson (Treaty United), Meabh Russell (Cork City), Kate Thompson (Galway WFC), Tara O'Hanlon (Peamount United)

Midfielders: Ellie O'Brien (Cork City), Keri Loughrey (Donegal Women's League), Orlaith O'Mahony (Shamrock Rovers), Leah Riley (Shelbourne), Grace Flanagan (Cork City), Ellie Long (Sion Swifts), Aoife Kelly (St Patrick's Carlow), Michaela Lawrence (Treaty United)

Forwards: Chloe Atkinson (Cork City), Joy Ralph (DLR Waves), Katie McCarn (Shelbourne), Héidí O'Sullivan (Treaty United), Katie Law (Wexford Youths), Abbie Larkin (Shelbourne)

By Club:

  • Wexford Youths
    • Katie Law
  • DLR Waves (Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown ) UCD Waves
    • Joy Ralph
  • St Patrick's Carlow
    • Aoife Kelly
  • Sion Swifts (Tyrone)
    • Ellie Long
  • Donegal Women's League
    • Keri Loughrey
  • Treaty United (Limerick)
    • Shauna Pearson, Michaela Lawrence, Héidí O'Sullivan
  • Shamrock Rovers (Dublin)
    • Liadan Clynch, Orlaith O'Mahony,
  • Galway WFC
    • Eve Dossen, Kate Thompson
  • Cork City
    • Grace Fitzpatrick, Meabh Russell, Ellie O'Brien, Grace Flanagan, Chloe Atkinson
  • Shelbourne (Dublin)
    • Katie Keane Leah Riley Katie McCarn Abbie Larkin
  • Peamount United: (Newcastle, South Dublin)
    • Claudia Keenan Aoibhe Fleming Tara O'Hanlon

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International Friendly Games

Wednesday, August 18 | Republic of Ireland WU17 v Northern Ireland WU17 | AUL Complex, Dublin | KO 14:00

Friday, August 20 | Northern Ireland WU17 v Republic of Ireland WU17 | Queen's University, Belfast | KO 14:00