Amber Barrett and Tyler Toland are in the Republic of Ireland squad for the FIFA 2019 World Cup qualifiers against Norway.
Colin Bell has selected a 21-woman squad for the double header against Norway.
Milford woman Barrett, in good form for Peamount United in the Women’s National League, was the hero at Tallaght when she netted a dramatic late winner against Slovakia.
Toland, from St Johnston, missed the qualifiers against Slovakia and Netherlands due to a hand injury, but the Sion Swifts woman has recovered again.
There is no place this time for Roma McLaughlin, who has just returned to playing following a knee injury, while Amy Boyle-Carr misses out as she will be sitting her Leaving Certificate.
Republic of Ireland WNT Head Coach Colin Bell said: “We’re delighted to see Harriet return to the squad. She picked up another injury during her comeback from the collarbone but we’re monitoring her closely and we hope she’ll be fit for both games.
“We’re also closely monitoring Niamh Fahey who has also picked up an injury whilst with her club Bordeaux.
“I’d like to congratulate Rianna Jarrett who returns to the squad. To comeback from three ACL injuries requires a huge amount of hard work, commitment and desire, and she should be incredibly proud of her efforts so far.
“She’s been in great form this season for Wexford Youths and I really feel that if she can continue to work hard and keep getting fitter and stronger with every game, she could be an important player for us in the future.
“These are two crucial games against Norway, the top seeds in the group, and we’ll have to be at our very best to get the results we need. The players have been excellent so far this campaign but we need two big performances both at Tallaght Stadium and in Norway.”
Ireland face Norway on Friday, June 8 with kick-off at 5.30pm at Tallaght Stadium, Dublin before they travel to Stavanger, Norway for the away fixture on Tuesday, June 12, with kick-off at 5pm (6pm local time).Tags: