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Preview: Ireland - Greece
European Qualifier
05.03.2020 at 19:15 - Tallaght Satdium

Republic of Ireland Womens National Team Manager Vera Pauw unveiled a provisional squad for two crucial UEFA Womens EURO 2021 qualifiers.

Ireland will welcome Greece in Tallaght Stadium on Thursday, March 5 before travelling to Montenegro to take on the hosts on Wednesday, March 11.

Over 3,500 tickets have already gone for the Greece game, where Pauw will be hoping for the same energetic home support that the team benefitted from last year in the wins over Montenegro and Ukraine.

Peamount Uniteds Aine O Gorman has come out of international retirement to link up with Pauw for the first time and will look to add to her 100 caps.

Also returning to the squad are Courtney Brosnan, Harriet Scott, Megan Connolly, Niamh Farrelly, Ruesha Littlejohn and Heather Payne, who all missed last Novembers draw away to Greece.

Defenders Keeva Keenan and Megan Campbell are both ruled out due to injury, while Eabha O Mahony and Emily Whelan will be part of Dave Connells Womens Under-19 squad for three UEFA Elite Phase qualifiers in Czech Republic.

Trailing behind Group I leaders Germany, Pauws team are unbeaten after three games played and will be keen to pick up more points as the race for qualification for next years finals tournament in England heats up.

The squad, which will be trimmed down, will meet up on the weekend starting Friday, February 28 to kick off preparations for the two games.

Republic of Ireland WNT Squad
Goalkeepers: Marie Hourihan (SC Braga), Grace Moloney (Reading), Courtney Brosnan (West Ham United), Niamh Reid Burke (Peamount United)

Defenders: Harriet Scott (Birmingham City), Aine O Gorman (Peamount United), Louise Quinn (Arsenal), Diane Caldwell (SC Sand), Claire O Riordan (MSV Duisburg), Jamie Finn (Shelbourne), Claire Walsh (Peamount United), Chloe Mustaki (Charlton Athletic)

Midfielders: Julie-Ann Russell (Sydney University), Niamh Fahey (Liverpool), Denise O Sullivan (North Carolina Courage), Megan Connolly (Brighton & Hove Albion), Hayley Nolan (University of Hartford), Niamh Farrelly (Peamount United), Jessica Ziu (Shelbourne), Ruesha Littlejohn (West Ham United)

Forwards: Katie McCabe (Arsenal), Clare Shine (Glasgow City), Heather Payne (Florida State University), Leanne Kiernan (West Ham United), Amber Barrett (FC Koln), Rianna Jarrett (Brighton & Hove Albion)

Match Details
Republic of Ireland v Greece
UEFA 2021 Womens European Championship Qualifying Group I
Thursday, March 5
Tallaght Stadium
KO 19:15

Montenegro v Republic of Ireland
UEFA 2021 Womens European Championship Qualifying Group I
Wednesday, March 11
Pod Malim Brdom, Budva


H / A / N Matches W D L Goals + / -
H 3 2 1 0 7 - 1 +6
A 4 2 2 0 4 - 1 +3
N 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 +0
Total 7 4 3 0 11 - 2 +9

Date&time Comp. H / A / N Final score
05.03.2020 at 19:15 European Qualifier H 1 - 0
12.11.2019 at 12:00 European Qualifier H 1 - 1
14.03.2003 at 15:00 Algarve Cup A 0 - 0
10.01.2003 at 15:00 Friendly A 0 - 0
08.01.2003 at 15:00 Friendly A 1 - 0
24.03.2002 at 15:00 World Cup Qualifier A 3 - 1
17.11.2001 at 19:30 European Qualifier H 5 - 0
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