Two Donegal players have been named in the 20-strong Republic of Ireland Women’s National Team squad that has been selected to take on World Champions the USA on Saturday, August 3rd.
Tyler Toland of Kildrum Tigers is one of the midfielders selected while Milford’s Amber Barrett (pictured), who now plays for FC Köln, is one of the strikers in the panel.
The squad travels to California on Monday, July 29, with former Head Coach Colin Bell’s assistant Tom O’Connor managing the team for the game.
The tie, which takes place at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, will be the USA’s first game since defeating the Netherlands to win the World Cup in early July.
Interim manager Tom O’Connor said: “It has been a quick turnaround, but the offer to play the World Cup winners at the Rose Bowl was one the association couldn’t turn down. It will be a fantastic opportunity for the players. It’s set to be a great experience for them and one where they can test themselves against the best in the world. The game will also be a good challenge for the squad ahead of opening match of the European Championship qualifiers against Montenegro in September.
Republic of Ireland WNT squad v USA
Goalkeepers: Marie Hourihan (SC Braga), Grace Moloney (Reading)
Defenders: Harriet Scott (Birmingham City), Louise Quinn (Arsenal), Niamh Fahey (Liverpool), Diane Caldwell (SC Sand), Claire O'Riordan (MSV Duisburg), Eabha O'Mahony (Cork City), Megan Connolly (Brighton and Hove Albion), Lauren Dwyer (Wexford Youths),
Midfielders: Tyler Toland (Kildrum Tigers), Niamh Farrelly (Peamount United), Eleanor Ryan-Doyle (Peamount United), Jess Gargan (Shelbourne), Claire Walsh (Peamount United)
Forwards: Amber Barrett (FC Köln), Emily Whelan (Shelbourne), Katie McCabe (Arsenal), Rianna Jarrett (Wexford Youths), Heather Payne (Florida State University)
Fixture - International Friendly
03/08: USA v Republic of Ireland, Rose Bowl, Pasadena, 7pm (3am Irish time)
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