Vera Pauw has named a 27-player Ireland squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifier against Georgia along with a friendly against the Philippines.
Stephanie Roche is recalled to the squad for the first time since November 2019, when the Peamount United striker earned her 55th cap in the draw away to Greece.
Goalkeeper Naoisha McAloon, who joined Durham WFC in the English Championship last season, has received her first senior call-up while defender Diane Caldwell returns after missing the draw away to Sweden in April.
🟢 @naoishamcaloon included for first time
🟢 @DianeCaldwell7 & @StephanieRoche9 return
🟢 Friendly | 🇵🇭 v 🇮🇪 (June 19, LIVE on FAI TV)
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Wexford Youths players Aoibheann Clancy and Ellen Molloy are unavailable due to sitting their Leaving Cert exams, while injuries rule out Savannah McCarthy, Megan Campbell, Aoife Colvill, Rianna Jarrett, Leanne Kiernan and Kyra Carusa.
Before facing Georgia on June 27th in Tbilisi, Ireland will play a friendly against the Philippines in Turkey on June 19th.
Ireland squad to play Philippines and Georgia
Goalkeepers: Courtney Brosnan (Everton), Megan Walsh (Brighton & Hove Albion), Grace Moloney (Reading), Naoisha McAloon (Durham)
Defenders: Jess Ziu (Shelbourne), Louise Quinn (Birmingham City), Niamh Fahey (Liverpool), Diane Caldwell (Manchester United), Claire O’Riordan (MSV Duisburg), Jessie Stapleton (Shelbourne), Éabha O’Mahony (Boston College), Áine O’Gorman (Peamount United), Chloe Mustaki (Shelbourne)
Midfielders: Katie McCabe (Arsenal), Denise O’Sullivan (North Carolina Courage), Megan Connolly (Brighton & Hove Albion), Ruesha Littlejohn (Aston Villa), Jamie Finn (Birmingham City), Ciara Grant (Hearts), Lily Agg (London City Lionesses), Roma McLaughlin (Connecticut Fusion), Lucy Quinn (Birmingham City)
Forwards: Heather Payne (Florida State University), Amber Barrett (FC Koln), Abbie Larkin (Shelbourne), Stephanie Roche (Peamount United), Saoirse Noonan (Shelbourne)