It's on social media banners, it's on billboards, it's even on the back of a bus. The image of home-based Republic of Ireland Women's National Team players that is.

The sight of Jamie Finn, Niamh Farrelly and Aine O'Gorman posing in the new Umbro gear as part of the Ireland team's promotional campaign is a fantastic endorsement of the players themselves but also the Women's National League where they feature.

O'Gorman is an international stalwart with 104 senior caps, while Finn and Farrelly are relative newcomers with three caps between them. But the trio present a strong image that connects the League with the National Team at a time when Vera Pauw's squad have never had greater media exposure.

This isn't tokenism though. The three players are there on merit. They will each be involved in Saturday's potential title decider between Peamount United and Shelbourne and then they will report into international camp the next day. These are players who Pauw entrusts to make key contributions ahead of the EURO 2022 qualifier against Germany.

O'Gorman has been a regular starter for the Irish team in this campaign, while Finn started in the draw away to Greece and Farrelly is pushing hard to break in. Then there is Wexford Youths' Ellen Molloy who made her debut away to Ukraine, plus there is Shelbourne's Isibeal Atkinson, Jessica Ziu and Emily Whelan, as well as Peamount's Niamh Reid-Burke and Claire Walsh, and Cork City's Eabha O'Mahony and Saoirse Noonan.

Pauw will have to trim her squad and some of those players may narrowly miss out but the fact that they earned initial call-ups is a huge boost for the League. There are several others who also could have made the cut, namely Peamount's Eleanor Ryan-Doyle, Wexford's Kylie Murphy, Galway WFC's Keara Cormican and possibly Treaty United's Aoife Horgan, but that's fantastic to have so many players in form.

The Ireland set-up host home-based training sessions to keep track of these players as well as having scouts at every game, so they are on top of everything. The outbreak of COVID-19 has reduced the amount of home-based sessions this year but still every player is being monitored.

Now, as Ireland prepare to take on Group I leaders Germany, they will need their League players to help them to achieve a positive result in Tallaght Stadium on December 1st.