PREVIEW | Ireland WNT v England WNT

PREVIEW | Ireland WNT v England WNT

Ireland hosts England at the Aviva Stadium on Tuesday night.
Having played France last Friday, Eileen Gleeson’s squad enter into their second game of Group A3 and prepare to take on the reigning European champions in just the eighth meeting between the teams.
Over 30,000 tickets have already been snapped up with demand still high amongst supporters.

McCabe, the captain, wants everyone in possession of a ticket for the blockbuster event to come and cheer the Irish team on at the Aviva Stadium.

“That buzz that the fans create for us, whether in Tallaght or at the Aviva, is so special to us, and we feel that when we step onto the pitch, we feel that we’ve got a stadium behind us, and it’s going to be massively important for us tomorrow night," she said.

“So if you do have a ticket, make sure you’re coming and watching us, because it will be crucial in helping us tomorrow.”

“It’s just another game for us,” McCabe added.

“We know it’s going to be tough; that’s what we’re made of; we’re made of strong stuff as Ireland and as a nation, and we are at home. As Eileen said, over 30,000 tickets were sold."  

Ireland's manager, Eileen Gleeson, added , "We’re hoping it’ll be nice and loud. Sing along with the anthem with us. I don’t know if you could hear the stadium the other night in Metz, but it was absolutely phenomenal—the whole stadium singing La Marseillaise.

"I think it’s a real boost, definitely, that support for us when we’re in Tallaght, when we were at the Aviva for the Northern Ireland game. It makes a real difference."

UEFA EURO 2025 Qualifier
Group A3
Ireland v England
Tuesday, April 9
Aviva Stadium
KO 19:30
Referee: Lina Lehtovaara (Finland)
Assistant Referee 1: Heini Hyvonen (Finland)
Assistant Referee 2: Susann Kung (Switzerland)
Fourth Official: Lotta Vuorio (Finland)
Emily Whelan has replaced Jess Ziu (hamstring) in the squad.