Thomastown woman Ellen Molloy has touched down in Iceland with the Republic of Ireland Women’s National Team as they get set to play an international double-header against the side.
The Wexford Youths midfielder was initially an injury doubt but came through the SSE Airtricity Women’s National League draw with Peamount United.
The friendly games take place on June 11th and 15th in Reykjavik and both matches kick off at 6 pm Irish time.
Vera Pauw’s team has also brought forward Aoife Colvill with them.
Born in Australia, Colvill qualifies for Ireland through her Donegal-born Grandmother (Bernadette Barrett) and will train with the side ahead of FIFA international clearance coming through.
Colvill, 20, helped Glasgow City secure their 14th Scottish Women’s Premier League title in their final game of the season against Rangers – where club-mate Niamh Farrelly was on the scoresheet.
The Ireland squad will begin preparations straight away in Reykjavik ahead of Friday’s first encounter with Iceland, who are 17th in the FIFA Women’s World Rankings.
Republic of Ireland WNT Squad
Goalkeepers: Grace Moloney (Reading), Courtney Brosnan (Unattached), Eve Badana (DLR Waves)
Defenders: Keeva Keenan (Celtic), Claire O’Riordan (MSV Duisburg), Niamh Farrelly (Glasgow City), Louise Quinn (Fiorentina), Diane Caldwell (North Carolina Courage), Niamh Fahey (Liverpool), Claire Walsh (Peamount United), Éabha O’Mahony (Cork City), Áine O’Gorman (Peamount United)
Midfielders: Jamie Finn (Shelbourne), Denise O’Sullivan (North Carolina Courage), Megan Connolly (Brighton & Hove Albion), Ciara Grant (Shelbourne), Roma McLaughlin (Connecticut Fusion), Jessica Ziu (Shelbourne), Ellen Molloy (Wexford Youths), Katie McCabe (Arsenal)
Forwards: Heather Payne (Florida State University), Rianna Jarrett (Unattached), Amber Barrett (FC Koln), Saoirse Noonan (Shelbourne), Aoife Colvill (Glasgow City)