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 Women's Football Association of Ireland
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Susan Ronan
Captain Emma Byrne
Top scorer Olivia O'Toole (54)
Home stadium Tallaght Stadium
FIFA code IRL
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 31 Increase 2 (25 September 2015)
Highest 27 (December 2008)
Lowest 38 (July 2003)
First international
 Scotland 10–1 Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland
(Greenock, Scotland; 22 April 1973)

The Republic of Ireland women's national football team represents Ireland in women's association football. It is governed by the Women's Football Association of Ireland and plays its home fixtures at Tallaght Stadium. The team has yet to qualify for either the UEFA Women's Championship or the FIFA Women's World Cup.

History[edit]

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 Irish squad beat Romania, Croatia, Bosnia and 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 and Cyprus Cup. Home internationals are played at Tallaght Stadium in Dublin, home ground of Shamrock Rovers.

Tournament 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 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Total 0/7 - - - - - - -
*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

Results and fixtures[edit]

UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualifying[edit]


Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Spain 4 4 0 0 14 1 +13 12 Final tournament
2  Finland 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2 6 Final tournament or Play-offs
3  Republic of Ireland 3 1 0 2 2 6 −4 3
4  Portugal 3 1 0 2 7 5 +2 3
5  Montenegro 3 0 0 3 1 14 −13 0
Updated to match(es) played on 24 January 2016. Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Players called up by Susan Ronan for the friendly matches against United States on 23 January 2016 in San Diego and a behind closed doors game against United States under-23 on 26 January 2016 in Carson, California.[1]

Caps and goals as of 23 January 2016 after the match against United States.
0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Emma Byrne (captain) (1979-06-14) 14 June 1979 (age 36) 122 0 England Arsenal
16 1GK Niamh Reid-Burke (1991-08-06) 6 August 1991 (age 24) 3 0 Republic of Ireland Shelbourne
8 2DF Áine O'Gorman (Vice-captain) (1989-05-13) 13 May 1989 (age 26) 81 8 Republic of Ireland UCD Waves
17 2DF Méabh De Búrca (1988-08-11) 11 August 1988 (age 27) 45 0 Republic of Ireland Galway
4 2DF Louise Quinn (1990-06-17) 17 June 1990 (age 25) 40 4 Sweden Eskilstuna United
3 2DF Megan Campbell (1993-06-28) 28 June 1993 (age 22) 34 2 Unattached
2 2DF Sophie Perry (1986-11-11) 11 November 1986 (age 29) 25 0 England Brighton
14 2DF Jessica Gleeson (1993-10-23) 23 October 1993 (age 22) 2 0 Republic of Ireland Wexford Youths
5 2DF Ciara Rossiter (1996-02-12) 12 February 1996 (age 19) 1 0 Republic of Ireland Wexford Youths
22 2DF Savannah McCarthy (1997-02-26) 26 February 1997 (age 18) 0 0 Republic of Ireland Galway
20 2DF Grace Wright (1995-02-18) 18 February 1995 (age 20) 0 0 United States Texas A&M Aggies
11 3MF Julie-Ann Russell (1991-03-28) 28 March 1991 (age 24) 45 4 Republic of Ireland UCD Waves
7 3MF Diane Caldwell (1988-09-11) 11 September 1988 (age 27) 43 1 Germany 1. FC Köln
10 3MF Denise O'Sullivan (1994-02-04) 4 February 1994 (age 22) 41 8 Scotland Glasgow City
9 3MF Ruesha Littlejohn (1990-07-03) 3 July 1990 (age 25) 30 3 Scotland Glasgow City
6 3MF Karen Duggan (1991-05-29) 29 May 1991 (age 24) 14 0 Republic of Ireland UCD Waves
12 3MF Siobhán Killeen (1993-03-15) 15 March 1993 (age 22) 10 0 Republic of Ireland Shelbourne
15 3MF Katie McCabe (1995-09-21) 21 September 1995 (age 20) 7 0 England Arsenal
21 4FW Fiona O'Sullivan (1986-09-17) 17 September 1986 (age 29) 41 13 Unattached
13 4FW Stephanie Roche (1989-06-13) 13 June 1989 (age 26) 41 7 England Sunderland
19 4FW Clare Shine (1995-05-18) 18 May 1995 (age 20) 1 0 Scotland Glasgow City
18 4FW Megan Connolly (1997-03-07) 7 March 1997 (age 18) 1 0 United States Florida State Seminoles

Recent players[edit]

The following players have been selected by Ireland in the past 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Grace Moloney (1993-03-01) 1 March 1993 (age 22) 0 0 England Reading v.  Spain, 26 November 2015
DF Niamh Fahey1 (1987-10-13) 13 October 1987 (age 28) 61 0 England Chelsea v.  United States, 23 January 2016
DF Nicola Sinnott (1987-08-08) 8 August 1987 (age 28) 1 0 Republic of Ireland Wexford Youths v.  Haiti, 14 May 2015
DF Lauren Dwyer (1996-09-25) 25 September 1996 (age 19) 0 0 Republic of Ireland Shelbourne 2015 Istria Cup
MF Grace Murray (1989-05-26) 26 May 1989 (age 26) 9 0 Republic of Ireland Shelbourne v.  Spain, 26 November 2015
MF Dora Gorman (1993-02-18) 18 February 1993 (age 22) 16 0 Republic of Ireland UCD Waves v.  Finland, 21 September 2015
MF Ciara Grant (1993-06-11) 11 June 1993 (age 22) 14 0 Republic of Ireland UCD Waves v.  Finland, 21 September 2015
MF Emma Beckett (1987-05-29) 29 May 1987 (age 28) 1 0 Norway Amazon Grimstad v.  Haiti, 14 May 2015
MF Rachel Graham (1989-07-18) 18 July 1989 (age 26) 4 0 Republic of Ireland Shelbourne v.  Finland, 21 September 2015
MF Emma Hansberry (1994-05-26) 26 May 1994 (age 21) 0 0 Republic of Ireland Castlebar Celtic v.  Haiti, 14 May 2015
MF Sarah Rowe (1995-07-25) 25 July 1995 (age 20) 0 0 Republic of Ireland Shelbourne 2015 Istria Cup
FW Carol Breen (1986-01-21) 21 January 1986 (age 30) 3 0 Republic of Ireland Wexford Youths v.  Spain, 26 November 2015
FW Claire O'Riordan (1994-10-12) 12 October 1994 (age 21) 0 0 Republic of Ireland Wexford Youths v.  Spain, 26 November 2015

1 Withdrew from the squad with a knee injury

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ronan selects WNT squad for US double header". Football Association of Ireland. 13 January 2016. Retrieved 16 January 2016. 

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