Big Night For Ireland U17 Girls In European Championship

Its crunch time for the Ireland’s Women’s Under 17s who open their UEFA European Championship campaign in Turner’s Cross on tonight against the Faroe Islands in the first of three qualifying round games. Dave Bell’s team will act as hosts to Faroe Islands in the first of three Qualifying Round games but it is unlikely…

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Its crunch time for the Ireland’s Women’s Under 17s who open their UEFA European Championship campaign in Turner’s Cross on tonight against the Faroe Islands in the first of three qualifying round games.

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Dave Bell’s team will act as hosts to Faroe Islands in the first of three Qualifying Round games but it is unlikely that they will be too gracious considering a route to the Elite Round is at stake.

Having assembled a talented squad, manager Dave Bell now has the difficulty of selecting his starting XI for the opening game. Luckily, though, he will be able to call on players who are fully focused on the task at hand.

Just ask midfielders Tiegan Ruddy and Megan Mackey, who speak with the type of professionalism that confirms they are aware of the challenge ahead but also ready to embrace it.

Those finals will take place next summer in Czech Republic

Republic of Ireland Women’s Under 17s
Goalkeepers: Erica Turner, Rachael Kelly (Shelbourne Ladies)
Defenders: Aoife Lynagh, Lucia Lobato (Salthill Devon), Lauryn Grier (Kentstown Rovers), Sadhbh Doyle, Rachel Baynes (Galway WFC), Tara Mannix (Cork City WFC), Orla Casey (Evergreen)
Midfielders: Tiegan Ruddy, Doireann Fahey, Chloe Singleton (Peamount United), Alannah McEvoy (Enniskerry), Tyler Toland (Maiden City), Megan Mackey (Chelsea Ladies)
Forwards: Heather Payne, Carla McManus (Peamount United), Isibeal Carolan (Enniskerry)

 

Fixtures
Wednesday, October 26: Republic of Ireland v Faroe Islands, Turner’s Cross, KO 19:00
Friday, October 28: Republic of Ireland v Belarus, Turner’s Cross, KO 19:00
Monday, October 31: Republic of Ireland v Iceland, Turner’s Cross, KO 19:00