Jodie Loughrey has been named in the Republic of Ireland under-17 squad for a double header with Portugal next week.
The Buncrana native was called up by James Scott for the two warm-up games in preparation for their upcoming UEFA Women’s Under-17 European Championship qualifiers.
In late October, the WU17s will travel to Northern Ireland for their Group A3 games against the hosts, as well as Austria and Finland.
Loughrey, who plays for the Donegal Womens League side, has captained the under-17 side as recently as July, when she also scored as her side won the Fibrus SCNI GLOBE Final against Northern Ireland at the SuperCup NI.
And Loughrey is part of the 22-player squad that will travel to Portugal for a double header, with the first game taking place on Thursday 29th September at Estádio Nacional do Jamor.
The two sides will meet again then on Sunday 2nd October at Cidade do Futebol.
Republic of Ireland WU17 Squad
Goalkeepers: Nicole Nix (Treaty United), Niamh Richardson (Peamount United)
Defenders: Aoife Turner (MVLA), Heidi Mackin (Cork City), Niamh Tyrrell (Shamrock Rovers), Aoibhe Fleming (Peamount United), Anna Cantwell (DLR Waves), Grace Fitzpatrick Ryan (Wexford Youths), Alice Lillie (Sligo Rovers), Kiera Sena (Cork City)
Midfielders: Aoife Kelly (Shelbourne), Freya Healy (Peamount United), Jodie Loughrey (Donegal Women’s League), Jess Fitzgerald (Peamount United), Hannah Healy (Shelbourne), Ellen Dolan (Peamount United), Ruby Gallagher (Shamrock Rovers)
Forwards: Joy Ralph (DLR Waves), Katie Lawlee (Treaty United), Fiana Bradley (Cork City), Ceola Bergin (Wexford Youths), Millie Daly (Athlone Town)
International Friendly Games
September 29th | Portugal v Republic of Ireland, Estádio Nacional do Jamor, KO 18:00
October 2nd | Portugal v Republic of Ireland, Cidade do Futebol, KO 17:00