King announces 18-strong squad to play Scotland

THE Republic of Ireland Women’s Senior manager, Noel King has announced an 18-strong squad to face Scotland in their World Cup Qualifier at 2pm on Sunday in McDiarmid Park, Perth.

Ireland couldn’t have had a more difficult group after their promotion to the top flight, when they were matched with current World Cup and European Champions Germany and European U19 Champions Russia.

King said: “Germany and Russia possess too much for us at this stage, but then that are too strong for most teams in the World. Our World Cup starts this Sunday. Scotland will be difficult and we will respect them, but, we are travelling to Scotland determined to win.”

Republic of Ireland Squad: S Boyle (Shamrock Rovers) D Deasley (New York Magic) E Byrne (Arsenal) Y Tracy (Arsenal) C Grant (Arsenal), M Walsh (Doncaster Belles), O O’ Toole (Shamrock Rovers), E O’Connor (Long Island Lady Riders), C Scanlan (Bristol Rovers), S Hughes (Frankiln Pierce, New Hampshire), A Moran (Harvard), M Curtin (Lifford & Hofstra University), L Hislop (Franklin Pierce, New Hampshire), D Thomas (Boston Renegades), M O’Brien (Long Island Lady Riders), K O’Driscoll (Hofstra University), S Peters (Lady Hibernian Saints), E Griffin (Shamrock Rovers).

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