Republic of Ireland women's national football team

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 Republic of Ireland
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) The Girls in Green
Association Football Association of Ireland
Confederation UEFA
Head coach Susan Ronan
Captain Emma Byrne
Top scorer Olivia O'Toole (54)
Home stadium Tallaght Stadium
FIFA ranking 30
Highest FIFA ranking 27 (December 2008)
Lowest FIFA ranking 38 (July 2003)
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Scotland 10–1 Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland
(Greenock, Scotland; 22 April 1973)
Biggest win
 Malta 0–9 Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland
(Ta' Qali, Malta; 22 October 2003)
Biggest defeat
 Sweden 10–0 Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland
(Borås, Sweden; 20 September 1992)

The Republic of Ireland women's national football team selects players from among the 350 Women's Football Association of Ireland (WFAI) teams in 21 affiliate leagues throughout the nation, and the international women's football community. The WFAI was founded in 1973 to provide player and squad development, which in 1990 brought the FAI to finally recognize and support women's football. In 2005 UEFA Women's Championship qualification the squad beat Romania, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, and Malta to win their second division group, securing promotion to the FIFA first division (teams that compete for direct qualification to the FIFA Women's World Cup). The Women's team has also competed in recent versions of the Algarve Cup. Home internationals are played at Tallaght Stadium in Dublin, home ground of Shamrock Rovers.

2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualifying[edit]

Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Germany 7 7 0 0 47 2 +45 21
 Russia 4 3 0 1 7 10 −3 9
 Ireland 4 2 1 1 8 4 +4 7
 Slovakia 5 1 0 4 2 13 −11 3
 Slovenia 5 1 0 4 4 25 −21 3
 Croatia 5 0 1 4 1 15 −14 1
  Croatia Germany Republic of Ireland Russia Slovakia Slovenia
Croatia  0–8 1–1 17 Sep 0–1 13 Sep
Germany  4–0 17 Sep 9–0 8 May 4–0
Ireland  14 Jun 2–3 7 May 2–0 20 Aug
Russia  1–0 13 Sep 19 Jun 21 Aug 4–1
Slovakia  19 Jun 0–6 13 Sep 0–2 1–3
Slovenia  8 May 0–13 0–3 14 Jun 17 Sep


UEFA Women's Euro 2013 qualifying[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 France 8 8 0 0 32 2 +30 24
 Scotland 8 5 1 2 21 12 +9 16
 Wales 8 3 1 4 12 14 −2 10
 Republic of Ireland 8 3 0 5 8 11 −3 9
 Israel 8 0 0 8 1 36 −35 0
France Israel Republic of Ireland Scotland Wales
France  5–0 4–0 2–0 4–0
Israel  0–5 0–2 1–6 0–2
Republic of Ireland  1–3 2–0 0–1 0–1
Scotland  0–5 8–0 2–1 2–2
Wales  1–4 5–0 0–2 1–2

Current squad[edit]

Players called up for the World Cup qualifying match against Slovenia on 30 October 2013 in Velenje.[1][2]

Caps and goals as of 31 October 2013.
0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Emma Byrne (captain) (1979-06-14) June 14, 1979 (age 34) 99 0 England Arsenal
1GK Grace Moloney (1993-03-01) March 1, 1993 (age 21) 0 0 Unattached
2DF Méabh De Búrca (1988-08-11) August 11, 1988 (age 25) 32 1 Sweden Eskilstuna United
2DF Seana Cooke (1989-07-06) July 6, 1989 (age 24) 21 0 Republic of Ireland Raheny United
2DF Karen Duggen (1991-05-29) May 29, 1991 (age 22) 1 0 Republic of Ireland Peamount United
2DF Sophie Perry (1986-11-11) November 11, 1986 (age 27) 11 0 England Chelsea
2DF Louise Quinn (1990-06-17) June 17, 1990 (age 23) 23 2 Sweden Eskilstuna United
2DF Yvonne Tracy (1981-02-27) February 27, 1981 (age 33) 77 3 England Arsenal
3MF Diane Caldwell (1988-09-11) September 11, 1988 (age 25) 25 2 Norway Avaldsnes IL
3MF Dora Gorman (1993-02-18) February 18, 1993 (age 21) 2 0 Unattached
3MF Aine O'Gorman (1989-05-13) May 13, 1989 (age 24) 58 6 England Doncaster Rovers Belles
3MF Rachel Graham (1989-07-18) July 18, 1989 (age 24) 1 0 Republic of Ireland Raheny United
3MF Julie-Ann Russell (1991-03-28) March 28, 1991 (age 23) 23 3 Republic of Ireland Peamount United
4FW Ruesha Littlejohn (1990-07-03) July 3, 1990 (age 23) 10 1 Scotland Glasgow City
4FW Stephanie Roche (1989-06-13) June 13, 1989 (age 24) 16 3 Republic of Ireland Peamount United
4FW Shannon Smyth (1987-06-22) June 22, 1987 (age 26) 22 1 Norway Amazon Grimstad
4FW Denise O'Sullivan (1994-02-04) February 4, 1994 (age 20) 15 6 Scotland Glasgow City
4FW Fiona O'Sullivan (1986-09-17) September 17, 1986 (age 27) 25 10 Germany SC Freiburg

Fixtures[edit]

All times are UTC+1.

22 September 2013
14:00
Republic of Ireland  2–0  Slovakia
Russell Goal 56'
D. O'Sullivan Goal 74'
Report
Tallaght Stadium, Dublin
Attendance: 497
Referee: Pernilla Larsson (Sweden)

26 September 2013
15:30
Croatia  1–1  Republic of Ireland
Kolar Goal 11' Report Caldwell Goal 90+4'
Gradski stadion, Sinj
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Knarik Grigoryan (Armenia)

30 October 2013
17:00
Slovenia  0–3  Republic of Ireland
Report F. O'Sullivan Goal 12'
O'Gorman Goal 42'
D. O'Sullivan Goal 46'
Ob Jezeru City Stadium, Velenje
Attendance: 500
Referee: Lilach Asulin (Israel)

5 April 2014
Republic of Ireland  v  Germany


7 May 2014
Republic of Ireland  v  Russia


14 June 2014
Republic of Ireland  v  Croatia


19 June 2014
Russia  v  Republic of Ireland


20 August 2014
Republic of Ireland  v  Slovenia


13 September 2014
Slovakia  v  Republic of Ireland


17 September 2014
Germany  v  Republic of Ireland

Record[edit]

World Cup[edit]

World Cup Finals
Year Result GP W D* L GF GA GD
China 1991 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Sweden 1995 Did not enter - - - - - - -
United States 1999 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
United States 2003 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
China 2007 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Germany 2011 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Canada 2015 To be determined - - - - - - -
Total 0/6 - - - - - - -
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

European Championship[edit]

Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
1984 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Norway 1987 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Germany 1989 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Denmark 1991 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Italy 1993 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Germany 1995 Did not enter - - - - - - -
Norway & Sweden 1997 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Germany 2001 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
England 2005 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Finland 2009 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Sweden 2013 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Total 0/11 0 0 0 0 0 0

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Slovenia vs. Republic of Ireland". soccerway. Retrieved February 3, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Republic of Ireland". UEFA. Retrieved February 3, 2014. 

External links[edit]