Ireland Women's team set to make Aviva Stadium Debut

May 22, 2023 17:05 By Dave Hooper
Ireland Women's team set to make Aviva Stadium Debut Ireland Women's team set to make Aviva Stadium Debut
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Ireland Women's team set to make Aviva Stadium Debut against Northern Ireland in UEFA Women's Nations League

The Ireland Women's national team will play at the Aviva Stadium for the first time on Saturday, September 23.

The 2023-24 UEFA Women's Nations League fixture against Northern Ireland will be the first ever women’s international game in the Aviva. Kick-off set for 1pm on September 23rd.

"It is fantastic to know that our players will get to play in such an iconic stadium - one of the best in the world!” said Ireland manager Vera Pauw.


“Playing in the national stadium is another big jump forward for our team. We encourage our supporters to come out to get behind the team”.

"We've had outstanding support in recent years in Tallaght Stadium” declared Pauw. “We remain extremely grateful to. But we always said that if the right opportunity to play in the Aviva Stadium came along then we would look at it.

“This is that right opportunity and we want to have a record attendance to cheer the team on in their first game after the World Cup”.


"On behalf of the players and staff, I'd like to thank everyone at the FAI who has made this happen. Playing this game in the Aviva Stadium can be a game-changer for women and girls' football in Ireland.”

UEFA Women's National League

After being drawn into Group B1 in League B, alongside Northern Ireland, Hungary and Albania, Vera Pauw's team were originally set to start the new competition on Friday, September 22nd.


“We are extremely proud to be able to announce the first-ever Ireland Women’s National Team game at our national stadium!” said FAI CEO Jonathan Hill.

"Football for women and girls has clearly moved a significant way forward in the last three years” added Hill. “Much of it driven by the inspirational performance by Vera Pauw and the team. But also on the back of our equal pay agreement in 2021 and the hard work of thousands of coaches and volunteers the length and breadth of the country who are inspiring women’s football to new highs.

“We are all very excited that another glass ceiling has been removed.”


Ticket details will be confirmed in due course, while WNT Season Tickets will be valid for this fixture.

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