ERIN Fildara is on the Republic of Ireland under-19 squad for a friendly double-header against Northern Ireland this week.
Fildara has been called up by Dave Connell for the pair of friendleis, which act as vital preparation for European qualifiers against England, Northern Ireland and Switzerland later in the year.
Sion Swifts striker Fildara is among those called up by Connell.
Although Fildara has missed a large chunk of the early parts of the season through injury, the Inishowen woman is to link up with the squad this week.
Connell said: “It’s great to be able to get back working with a squad again after such a long time. We all fully understand why underage international football had to be suspended with a global pandemic affecting people’s lives – so we won’t take this opportunity for granted and will continue to follow all of the recommended protocols.
“For these two games, we have a chance to work with a group of talented players in what should be two good tests against Northern Ireland.
“The aim is to identify the players who will be part of our squad when we start our Euro Qualifying campaign in October.
“We are looking forward to getting back onto the pitch and working towards the goal of qualifying for the European Championships in Czech Republic. There is a lot of work to be done to achieve that but we’re ready to get going.”Tags: