Following their two nil defeat in Tallaght Stadium last Friday Rep. Ireland senior women again faced top seeds Norway on Tuesday afternoon in Stavanger where, despite a much improved performance, they lost to the only goal, a twenty fifth minute penalty.
The result ends our hopes of qualifying for the 2019 World Cup Finals. ‘Player of the Year’ Harriet Scott again missed out with a knee ligament injury while fellow defender Diane Caldwell was unavailable through suspension. Centre back Louise Quinn, who was forced off with a broken nose after just twenty eight minutes of Friday’s defeat, was not risked while experienced defender Niamh Fahey was another late casualty, joining the long term injury victims Megan Campbell, Ruesha Littlejohn, Roma McLaughlin and Stephanie Roche.
Rep. Ireland senior women went down to a two nil defeat in Friday afternoon’s 2019 World Cup qualifying contest played in Tallaght Stadium against top seeds Norway. The sides meet again on Tuesday afternoon in Stavanger at 5pm with victory essential if Ireland are to retain any realistic hope of qualifying for the World Cup Finals.
Rep. Ireland senior women are currently in preparation for their upcoming 2019 World Cup qualifying contests both home and away against top seeds Norway. The sides first meet at Tallaght Stadium this Friday afternoon with a 5.30pm kick-off and again on Tuesday afternoon in Stavanger at 5pm. Head Coach Colin Bell has named a twenty two player squad which sees the return of Wexford WFC striker Rianna Jarrett who suffered her third ACL injury on her last appearance in March 2016.
Rep. of Ireland Senior Women, guided by Head Coach Colin Bell, faced an enormous challenge when European Champions Holland entered Tallaght Stadium on Tuesday evening for a 2019 World Cup qualifier. Ireland had produced a magnificent defensive performance in Nijmegen when they held their Dutch hosts to a scoreless draw in the away contest but tonight with an injury and illness depleted squad, Bell’s charges found the challenge a bridge too far as they went down to a two nil defeat.
Rep. of Ireland Senior Women, guided by Head Coach Colin Bell, defeated Slovakia by two goals to one in their first home contest of the 2019 World Cup qualifying campaign early this Friday afternoon in Tallaght Stadium. Ireland, without several regular starters, took the lead on sixty nine minutes through Leanne Kiernan but were jolted four minutes later when goalkeeper Marie Hourihan conceded an own goal. With just three minutes remaining, substitute Amber Barrett, introduced nine minutes earlier, grabbed the crucial winner. We have now collected ten points from our opening four fixtures, three of them away from home. Next up, on Tuesday evening next at 7.30pm in Tallaght Stadium, will be group favourites Holland.