Ireland's new women's soccer coach names her first squad (and we want your family to support them!) 1 month ago

Ireland's new women's soccer coach names her first squad (and we want your family to support them!)

These are the women who can inspire your little ones to take up sport.

Vera Pauw has named the women's senior soccer squad that will line out against the Ukraine on October 8. The 23 players are the first squad assembled by the newly-appointed manager, and the list includes familiar Ireland stars such as Megan Campbell, Louise Quinn, Stephanie Roche and Katie McCabe.

Pauw is herself a former Dutch international, who was capped for her country 89 times. She began her management career with Scotland in 1998, and since then has been at the helm of the Dutch, Russian and South African national squads.

The upcoming game is the second Women's Euro 2021 qualifying game for Ireland, who beat Montenegro in their opening match earlier this month.

With a new manager and a strong opposition on the cards, it's a big game for the girls in green - and one that deserves a big crowd!

HerFamily is proud to support the call from 20x20 and the FAI to get a record attendance at the match, which kicks off at 7.30pm at Tallaght Stadium on Tuesday 8th. Round up your friends, get your green on, and help make history!

You can buy tickets to the game here, and check out the full squad listing below.

Republic of Ireland Squad

Goalkeepers: Marie Hourihan (SC Braga), Grace Moloney (Reading), Courtney Brosnan (West Ham United)

Defenders: Harriet Scott (Birmingham City), Keeva Keenan (Celtic), Diane Caldwell (SC Sand), Claire Walsh (Peamount United), Claire O’Riordan (MSV Duisburg), Louise Quinn (Arsenal), Hayley Nolan (University of Hartford), Megan Campbell (Manchester City)

Midfielders: Niamh Fahey (Liverpool), Megan Connolly (Brighton and Hove Albion), Denise O’Sullivan (North Carolina Courage), Stephanie Roche (CF Florentia), Tyler Toland (Manchester City), Chloe Mustaki (Shelbourne)

Forwards: Heather Payne (Florida State University), Leanne Kiernan (West Ham United), Amber Barrett (FC Köln), Rianna Jarrett (Wexford Youths), Katie McCabe (Arsenal), Julie-Ann Russell (Sydney University)