Our senior women, guided by acting Head Coach Tom O’Connor, commenced their 2021 European Championship qualifying campaign with a two nil victory over Montenegro in Tallaght Stadium this Tuesday evening.
Ireland opened the scoring after 7 minutes through Tyler Toland and dominated proceedings throughout. The ability to convert goalscoring chances, however, remains an ongoing problem. Our second decisive goal came after 68 minutes through captain Katie McCabe from the penalty spot following a handball incident.
Marie Hourihan; Claire O’Riordan, Diane Caldwell, Louise Quinn, Harriet Scott; Tyler Toland, Niamh Fahey, Katie McCabe, Jessica Gargan; Rianna Jarrett, Denise O’Sullivan
Heather Payne for O’Riordan 46′
Claire Walsh for Caldwell 76′
Megan Connolly for Fahey 81′
Goalkeepers: Marie Hourihan(SC Braga), Grace Moloney(Reading WFC)
Defenders: Diane Caldwell(SC Sand), Megan Connolly(Brighton & Hove Albion), Niamh Fahey(Liverpool), Eabha O’Mahoney(Cork City), Claire O’Riordan(MSV Duisburg), Louise Quinn(Arsenal), Harriet Scott(Birmingham City)
Midfielders: Jessica Gargan(Shelbourne), Denise O’Sullivan(North Carolina Courage), Eleanor Ryan-Doyle(Peamount United), Tyler Toland(Manchester City), Claire Walsh(Peamount United)
Forwards: Amber Barrett(FC Koln), Rianna Jarrett(Wexford WFC), Katie McCabe(Arsenal(), Heather Payne(Florida State University), Stephanie Roche(CF Florentia), Chloe Singleton(Galway WFC)