Carlow’s Aoife Kelly has been selected for the Republic of Ireland Women’s Under-17 squad for their European Championship Qualifying Rounds.
The St Pats player is part of the group that kick off against Hungary on Saturday, October 9th, followed closely by Bulgaria on Tuesday, October 12th, before finishing against host nation Norway on Friday, October 15th.
Head Coach James Scott is hoping to guide his squad out of this phase into next year’s Elite Round before attempting to book a place at next summer’s finals tournament in Bosnia & Herzegovina.
Head Coach James Scott has selected a strong roster of players – with eight different EA SPORTS Women’s Underage League clubs represented.
Republic of Ireland Women’s Under-17 Squad
Goalkeepers: Claudia Keenan, Summer Lawless (Peamount United)
Defenders: Meabh Russell, Heidi Macken (Cork City), Eve Dossen, Kate Thompson (Galway WFC), Aoibhe Fleming, Tara O’Hanlon (Peamount United)
Midfielders: Ellie O’Brien (Cork City), Keri Loughrey, Jodie Loughrey (Donegal Women’s League), Orlaith O’Mahony (Shamrock Rovers), Aoife Kelly (St Patrick’s Carlow), Michaela Lawrence (Treaty United)
Forwards: Abbie Larkin, Lia O’Leary, Kate McCarn (Shelbourne), Joy Ralph (DLR Waves), Ellie Long (Síon Swifts), Heidi O’Sullivan (Treaty United)
UEFA Women’s Under-17 European Championship Qualifying Round – Group 1
Saturday, October 9 | Republic of Ireland v Hungary | KO TBC | Sandnes, Norway
Tuesday, October 12 | Republic of Ireland v Bulgaria | KO TBC | Sandnes, Norway
Friday, October 15 | Republic of Ireland v Norway | KO TBC | Sandnes, Norway