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22.02.2023 at 13:00 Jason Lee Barcelo (Gibraltar). Attendance:
China PR 0 - 0 Ireland
Referee: Jason Lee Barcelo (Gibraltar) Friendly-match

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Opening squads
Xu Huan;
Chen Qiaozhu,
Wang Linlin,
Wang Xiaoxue,
Li Mengwen;
Zhang Xin,
Zhang Rui,
Yao Lingwei,
Xiao Yuyi
Wang Shanshan,
Lou Jiahui.
Courtney Brosnan
Deborah-Anne De la Harpe
Aoife Mannion
Lilly Agg
Megan Connolly
Louise Quinn
Katie Mc Cabe
Megan Campbell
Abbie Larkin
Heather Payne
Denise O Sullivan
Maidinai Shadike,
Wu Haiyan,
Gao Chen
Diane Caldwell
Kyra Carusa
Aine O Gorman
Marissa Sheva
Ruesha Littlejohn
Maidinai Shadike for Yiyi 71 mins,
Wu Haiyan for Xin 71 mins,
Gao Chen for Mengwen 90mins
Aine O Gorman -> Deborah-Anne De la Harpe (46)
Ruesha Littlejohn -> Lilly Agg (46)
Marissa Sheva -> Abbie Larkin (46)
Diane Caldwell -> Aoife Mannion (69)
Kyra Carusa -> Heather Payne (73)
Yellow cards
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Red cards
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Other statistics
0 Shots 0
0 Shots on goal 0
0 Offsides 0
0 Corner kicks 0
0 Free kicks 0
0 Penalties 0
Match report
The Republic of Ireland Women's National Team extended their unbeaten run to a record nine games with a 0-0 draw with China PR in an International Friendly in the Estadio Nuevo Mirador, Spain.

22nd Feb 2023

This was the 50th time that Katie McCabe led her Ireland team-mates out as captain and there were two new faces alongside her as Aoife Mannion and Deborah-Anne De La Harpe made their debuts.

Marissa Sheva came off the bench in the second half to bring the number of debutants up to three and they each impressed against a team currently 14th in the FIFA Women's World Rankings.

Ireland will feel that they should have won this game - especially with a goal harshly ruled out in the second period - but the performance is what mattered most as they continue their preparations for FIFA Women's World Cup 2023.

Sky Ireland Player of the Match Louise Quinn rattled the crossbar early on with a thumping header, while havoc set in every time Megan Campbell launched one of her signature long throw-ins toward the China penalty area.

Manager Vera Pauw said that she wanted her team to use this encounter to improve their attacking play and that was evident with Heather Payne, McCabe and Sheva causing problems for the opposition.

Goalkeeper Courtney Brosnan made one fine save to record her 10th clean sheet overall. The defensive stats of this team were further boosted with this being their seventh clean sheet in a row.

With this game bookending a strong 10-day training camp in Marbella, Ireland will feel that they are on the right track moving towards the summer's main tournament.

China PR: Xu Huan; Chen Qiaozhu, Wang Linlin, Wang Xiaoxue, Li Mengwen (Gao Chen 90); Zhang Xin (Wu Haiyan 71), Zhang Rui, Yao Lingwei, Xiao Yuyi (Maidinai Shadike 71; Wang Shanshan, Lou Jiahui.

Republic of Ireland: Courtney Brosnan; Deborah-Anne De La Harpe (Áine O’Gorman 46), Aoife Mannion (Diane Caldwell 69), Louise Quinn, Megan Connolly, Megan Campbell; Lily Agg (Ruesha Littlejohn 46), Denise O’Sullivan; Abbie Larkin (Marissa Sheva 46), Katie McCabe; Heather Payne (Kyra Carusa 73)

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