A historic qualification campaign means Ireland are set to make their maiden appearance at the Women’s World Cup.
Supersub Amber Barrett’s second-half goal secured a crunch victory over Scotland in last year’s play-off match to seal the Girls in Green’s place in the tournament.
Vera Pauw’s side have been drawn in Group B and kick-off their against Australia, who share hosting duties with New Zealand. Olympic champions Canada and Nigeria complete the pool, with the top two set to progress to the last 16.
Ireland are not at full strength, however, as defenders Aoife Mannion and Megan Campbell, who play for Manchester United and Liverpool respectively, have been left out of the 23-player squad heading Down Under due to injury.
A couple of hard-fought defeats to the USA in the build up has not dampened hopes that Ireland can make a splash on their Women’s World Cup debut.
Women’s World Cup odds are on the Paddy Power website and Paddy Power app, otherwise Ireland’s fixtures, kick-off times and results for this year’s tournament can be found below.
Ireland at the Women’s World Cup 2023
Thursday, July 20
Australia 1-0 Ireland
Wednesday, July 26
Canada 2-1 Ireland
Monday, July 31
Ireland v Nigeria (11am)
Ireland Women’s World Cup squad
Goalkeepers: Courtney Brosnan (Everton), Grace Moloney (Reading), Megan Walsh (Brighton)
Defenders: Áine O’Gorman (Shamrock Rovers), Niamh Fahey (Liverpool), Louise Quinn (Birmingham City), Diane Caldwell (Reading), Claire O’Riordan (Celtic), Chloe Mustaki (Bristol City), Isibeal Atkinson (West Ham)
Midfielders: Denise O’Sullivan (North Carolina Courage), Katie McCabe (Arsenal), Ruesha Littlejohn (Aston Villa), Megan Connolly (Brighton), Ciara Grant (Hearts), Lucy Quinn (Birmingham City), Lily Agg (London City Lionesses), Sinead Farrelly (NY/NJ Gotham)
Forwards: Amber Barratt (Turbine Potsdam), Kyra Carusa (London City Lionesses), Abbie Larkin (Shamrock Rovers), Marissa Sheva (Washington Spirit)
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