Republic of Ireland women's national football team

The Republic of Ireland women's national football team represents the Republic of Ireland in competitions such as the FIFA Women's World Cup and the UEFA Women's Championship. The Republic of Ireland has yet to qualify for a major tournament. It has, however, taken part in invitational tournaments such as the Algarve Cup, the Istria Cup and the Cyprus Cup. It is organised by the Women's Football Association of Ireland.

Republic of Ireland
Nickname(s)The Girls in Green (Irish: Na cailíní i nglas)
AssociationWomen's Football Association of Ireland
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachVacant
CaptainKatie McCabe
Most capsEmma Byrne (134)
Top scorerOlivia O'Toole (54)
Home stadiumTallaght Stadium
FIFA codeIRL
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 33 Decrease 2 (12 July 2019)[1]
Highest27 (December 2008)
Lowest38 (July 2003)
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)
Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland 9–0  Montenegro
(Tallaght, Dublin, Ireland; 7 June 2016)
Biggest defeat
 Sweden 10–0 Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland
(Borås, Sweden; 20 September 1992)

History

In 1973 the Women's Football Association of Ireland was established[2] and in the same year on 22 April the Republic of Ireland made their international debut with a 10–1 defeat in an away friendly game against Scotland. They made their competitive debut on 19 September 1982 in a 1984 European Competition for Women's Football qualifier, also against Scotland. This time the Republic of Ireland lost just 3–0. On 2 October 1982 the Republic of Ireland gained their first competitive win when they defeated Northern Ireland 2–1 in an away game in the same competition. After losing 10–0 to Sweden in a Euro 1993 qualifier, the FAI did not enter a team in the 1995 competition.[3] This defeat against Sweden remains the team's biggest defeat.

During the 2000s the Republic of Ireland enjoyed some minor successes. In 2000 they won the Celt Cup – a four team tournament that also featured Northern Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man.[4] In their 2005 UEFA Women's Euro campaign they also won their second level group, finishing above Romania, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Malta. This would have secured promotion to the elite group of nations which competed directly for qualification to major tournaments, had the two level system not been scrapped for the next qualifying campaign. The Republic of Ireland also won their group at the 2013 Cyprus Cup, finishing above South Korea, South Africa and Northern Ireland.

The Republic of Ireland has also enjoyed some success at both under–17 and under–19 levels. In 2010, with a team that included Megan Campbell, Ciara Grant, Dora Gorman, Denise O'Sullivan, Siobhán Killeen and Clare Shine, the Republic of Ireland U-17 squad were runners-up in the 2010 UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship and quarter-finalists in the 2010 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.[5] In the UEFA championship semi-final the Republic of Ireland defeated Germany 1–0.[6] With a team that included Megan Connolly, Savannah McCarthy and Katie McCabe the Republic of Ireland team won their group at the 2014 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship and qualified for the semi-finals.[7]

In April 2017, the squad demanded better treatment from the FAI and threatened to boycott a home match against Slovakia.[8] They wanted a higher match fee, and broken time payment for amateurs missing work.[8] They claimed that they had to share with underage teams the tracksuits they wore travelling to and from away matches, and change out of them in airport toilets.[8] The boycott threat was lifted when agreement on improvements was reached.[9]

Home grounds

Throughout their history the Republic of Ireland have played their home games at various grounds. The most regularly used have included Dalymount Park, Tolka Park, Richmond Park and Turners Cross. They have also played occasional games at Belfield Park, Carlisle Grounds, Ferrycarrig Park, Flancare Park and in Arklow. However, since September 2013 they have played all their home games at Tallaght Stadium.

Recent results and fixtures

The following is a list of match results in the last 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.

2019

12 November 2019 EUROQ-GIGreece v Republic of Ireland

2020

11 March 2020 EUROQ-GIMontenegro v Republic of Ireland
11 April 2020 EUROQ-GIGermany v Republic of Ireland
5 June 2020 EUROQ-GIUkraine v Republic of Ireland

Tournament record

World Cup

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 - - - - - - -
France 2019 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Total 0/8 - - - - - - -
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

European Championship

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 - - - - - - -
NorwaySweden 1997 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Germany 2001 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
England 2005 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Finland 2009 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Sweden 2013 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Netherlands 2017 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
England 2021 - - - - - - -
Total 0/12 0 0 0 0 0 0

Players

Current squad

The following 20 players were called up for the friendly against  Italy on 9 April 2019.[10]

The Football Association of Ireland do not publish up to date caps and goals for their female players.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
GK Marie Hourihan 10 March 1987 (age 32) England Brighton & Hove Albion
GK Grace Moloney 1 March 1993 (age 26) England Reading

DF Harriet Scott 10 February 1993 (age 26) England Birmingham City
DF Louise Quinn 17 June 1990 (age 29) England Arsenal
DF Niamh Fahey 13 October 1987 (age 31) England Liverpool
DF Diane Caldwell (vice-captain) 11 September 1988 (age 30) Germany SC Sand
DF Claire O'Riordan 12 October 1994 (age 24) Germany MSV Duisburg
DF Megan Campbell 28 June 1993 (age 26) England Manchester City
DF Zara Foley 11 April 2002 (age 17) Republic of Ireland Cork City
DF Eabha O'Mahony 17 May 2002 (age 17) Republic of Ireland Cork City
DF Megan Connolly 7 March 1997 (age 22) England Brighton & Hove Albion

MF Tyler Toland 8 August 2001 (age 17) Northern Ireland Sion Swifts
MF Denise O'Sullivan 4 February 1994 (age 25) United States North Carolina Courage
MF Jessica Ziu 16 June 2002 (age 17) Republic of Ireland Shelbourne
MF Niamh Farrelly 15 April 1999 (age 20) Republic of Ireland Peamount United

FW Amber Barrett 10 January 1996 (age 23) Republic of Ireland Peamount United
FW Leanne Kiernan 27 April 1999 (age 20) England West Ham United
FW Emily Whelan 2 August 2002 (age 16) Republic of Ireland Shelbourne
FW Katie McCabe (captain) 21 September 1995 (age 23) England Arsenal
FW Rianna Jarrett 5 July 1994 (age 25) Republic of Ireland Wexford Youths

Recent call-ups

The following players have also been called up to the Republic of Ireland squad within the last 12 months.

This list may be incomplete.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Courtney Brosnan 10 November 1995 (age 23) - - France Le Havre v.  Wales, 5 March 2019
GK Amanda Budden 7 March 1997 (age 22) - - Republic of Ireland Cork City v.  Northern Ireland, 31 August 2018

DF Heather Payne 7 March 1997 (age 22) - - England Bristol City v.  Wales, 5 March 2019
DF Shauna Brennan 26 November 2003 (age 15) - - Republic of Ireland Galway v.  Belgium, 20 January 2019
DF Sophie Perry 11 November 1986 (age 32) - - England Brighton & Hove Albion v.  Poland, 9 October 2018

MF Rebecca Cooke 30 October 2002 (age 16) - - Republic of Ireland Shelbourne v.  Belgium, 20 January 2019
MF Aislinn Meaney 24 October 1998 (age 20) - - Republic of Ireland Galway v.  Poland, 9 October 2018
MF Ruesha Littlejohn 3 July 1990 (age 29) - - England London Bees v.  Poland, 9 October 2018

FW Emily Kraft 18 February 2002 (age 17) - - Germany Frankfurt U17 v.  Italy, 9 April 2019 INJ
FW Isibeal Atkinson 17 July 2001 (age 17) - - Republic of Ireland Shelbourne v.  Belgium, 20 January 2019
FW Dearbhaile Beirne 8 May 1998 (age 21) - - Republic of Ireland Peamount United v.  Poland, 9 October 2018
FW Áine O'Gorman RET 13 May 1989 (age 30) - - Republic of Ireland Peamount United v.  Northern Ireland, 31 August 2018

INJ Withdrew from squad due to injury
PRE Preliminary squad / standby
RET Player retired from the national team

See also

References

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 12 July 2019. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  2. ^ Fan Hong, J. A. Mangan (2004). Soccer, Women, Sexual Liberation: Kicking Off a New Era. Frank Cass Publishers.
  3. ^ "Irish goalkeeping great Sue Hayden". womensfootballarchive.com. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  4. ^ Garin, Erik (20 October 2003). "1st Celt Cup - Women Tournament - 2000". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 24 December 2013.
  5. ^ "UEFA.com - Women's Under-17 2010 - Republic of Ireland-Sweden". www.uefa.com.
  6. ^ "UEFA.com - Women's Under-17 2010 - Republic of Ireland-Germany". www.uefa.com.
  7. ^ "Women's Under-19 2014 - Sweden-Republic of Ireland – UEFA.com". Uefa.com.
  8. ^ a b c "Ireland women's team withdraw from training". RTÉ.ie. 5 April 2017. Retrieved 6 April 2017.
  9. ^ "Agreement reached between FAI and Women's National Team". RTÉ.ie. 6 April 2017. Retrieved 6 April 2017.
  10. ^ https://www.fai.ie/ireland/news/ireland-wnt-bell-selects-squad-for-italy-challenge

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31 August 2018 WCQ-G3Republic of Ireland 4–0 Northern IrelandTallaght, Republic of Ireland
17:30 Kiernan Goal 4'27'
McCabe Goal 12'58' (pen.)
Report Stadium: Tallaght Stadium
Attendance: 1,603
Referee: Angelika Söder (Germany)
9 October 2018 FriendlyPoland 4–0 Republic of IrelandOstroda, Poland
17:00 Chudzik Goal 55' (pen.)
Grzywińska Goal 69'
Kamczyk Goal 72'
Pajor Goal 78'
Report Stadium: Stadion Miejski w Ostródzie
Referee: Karolina Tokarska (Poland)
20 January 2019 FriendlyBelgium 1–0 Republic of IrelandMurcia, Spain
14:00 Dhont Goal 16' Report Stadium: Pinatar Arena
Referee: Zulema Gonzalez Gonzalez (Spain)
28 February 2019 FriendlyWales 0–0 Republic of IrelandMarbella, Spain
16:00 Report Stadium: Marbella Football Centre
5 March 2019 FriendlyWales 0–1 Republic of IrelandMarbella, Spain
13:00 Report Stadium: Estadio Municipal de Marbella
9 April 2019 FriendlyItaly 2–1 Republic of IrelandReggio Emilia, Italy
18:30 Report Stadium: Mapei Stadium – Città del Tricolore
3 August 2019 FriendlyUnited States v Republic of IrelandPasadena, United States
19:00 PT Stadium: Rose Bowl
3 September 2019 EUROQ-GIRepublic of Ireland v MontenegroDublin, Republic of Ireland
17:00 Stadium: Tallaght Stadium
8 October 2019 EUROQ-GIRepublic of Ireland v UkraineDublin, Republic of Ireland
Stadium: Tallaght Stadium
6 March 2020 EUROQ-GIRepublic of Ireland v GreeceDublin, Republic of Ireland
Stadium: Tallaght Stadium
22 September 2020 EUROQ-GIRepublic of Ireland v GermanyDublin, Republic of Ireland
Stadium: Tallaght Stadium
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