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Sue Ronan today named her squad to play in two vital UEFA Women’s Euro 2013 qualifiers versus Wales on June 16th (17:00) and Scotland on June 21st (19:30). Both matches will be played at Turner’s Cross in Cork.

Captain, Ciara Grant, will pick up her 102nd cap and Emma Byrne makes her return to the squad after missing the recent friendly with Switzerland due to injury. Leaving cert student and Cork native, Denise O’Sullivan, also takes her place in the squad after some excellent recent form and is joined by Limerick native, and former Cork player, Marie Curtin. Bus Eireann Women’s National League top scorer, Stephanie Roche is also included along with Cherelle Khassal who impressed on her debut appearance in Switzerland.

Sue Ronan said ‘The squad is improving all the time and we now have a great mix of youth and experience. We had a good run out against Switzerland last month and that will stand to us for these matches. We know what we need to do after losing in Edinburgh but we have real quality in this side and the girls are full of belief, If we get a large, vocal home crowd then there is no reason why we can’t get the points that we need from these matches.’

Republic of Ireland Women’s Senior International Squad

 

Emma Byrne                  Arsenal FC

Eve Badana                    Drexel College

Grace Maloney                Reading FC

Yvonne Tracy                  Arsenal FC

Louise Quinn                   Peamount United FC

Megan Campbell              Raheny United FC

Sophie Perry                   Chelsea FC

Diane Caldwell                Avaldsnes FC

Meabh De Burca              Amazon Grimstad FK

Niamh Fahey                   Arsenal FC

Ciara Grant                     Arsenal FC

Marie Curtin                    Fortuna Ålesund FC

Ruesha Littlejohn             Liverpool FC

Julie Ann Russell              Doncaster Belles FC

Aine O’Gorman                Doncaster Belles FC

Michele O’Brien                Chicago Red Eleven FC

Denise O’Sullivan             Cork Women’s FC

Shannon Smyth               Amazon Grimstad FK

Cherelle Khassal              Wexford Youths Ladies FC

Stephanie Roche              Peamount United FC

Republic of Ireland v Wales

Saturday, June 16th , 17:00

Turners Cross, Cork

Republic of Ireland v Scotland

Thursday, June 21st, 19.30

Turners Cross, Cork

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