Ireland set for first-ever sell-out game as Vera Pauw reign begins against Ukraine

Sat, Oct 05 2019

Captain Katie McCabe scored a second-half penalty as Ireland kicked off their Euro 2021 campaign with a 2-0 win over Montenegro. Credit: Peter Fitzpatrick (ETPhotos)

Vera Pauw’s first game in charge of the Republic of Ireland senior national team manager is set to be an 8,000 sell-out at Tallaght Stadium.

The Girls in Green take on Ukraine on Tuesday evening having kicked off their Euro 2021 campaign with a 2-0 victory over Montenegro under interim manager Tom O’Connor.

All general sale tickets have been snapped up already while FAI season ticket holders have been allocated the remainder.

Pauw urged season ticket holders who will be unable to attend the game in Tallaght to get in contact with the FAI to ensure those on the waiting list can be issued tickets.

“The support is always hugely important to us all, but that is especially the case for this game on Tuesday as it is the most crucial fixture of the campaign for us,” Pauw told the association’s website.

“We all know the level that Germany are at and they are expected to top the group so Ukraine are our biggest rivals. And as we are at home, we need a positive result from this game.

“It is very important that anyone who has tickets but now cannot make the game, returns them to us or gives them to someone that will attend.

“There are a lot of supporters looking for tickets now and we don’t want to see anyone disappointed, and also we want to have the stadium packed to support the players.”

The FAI added: “A waiting list is now in operation and all those who may have tickets and cannot attend are urged to email the FAI Ticket Office - [email protected] - to facilitate the redistribution of tickets for this crucial fixture.”