Tyler Toland has returned from injury to be included in a 20-player Republic of Ireland Women’s National Team for an ‘intensive training camp’ this week in Abbotstown.
The St Johnston woman sustained an injury in the 4-0 World Cup qualifier win over Northern Ireland at the end of August.
Toland is named by Colin Bell while Amber Barrett – who played for Peamount United in yesterday’s WFAI Cup final – and Amy Boyle-Carr are also elected.
Ireland will take on Belgium, Wales and Italy in international friendlies in 2019 with the UEFA 2021 European Championships qualifying campaign set to begin in September 2019.
Denise O’Sullivan has been ruled out of the squad through injury sustained in her Australian league match for Canberra United against Perth Glory yesterday. Niamh Farrelly sustained an injury during the FAI Women’s Cup final for Peamount United against Wexford Youths and has also been ruled out.
“It’s an important week of training to get some of the key principles of the way we play rehearsed and repeated in preparation for the games next year,” said Bell.
“We’ve got three international friendlies coming up in the new year and to have a week of intensive training will be invaluable in the long term. We need to work on our possession play and playing out from the back which will be extremely important for the UEFA European Championships qualifying campaign.
“Also, we’ve got a number of young players coming through the Women’s Under 17s and Under 19s, and it’s important to give them the experience of training with the senior squad.”Tags: