McLoughlin joins up with Republic of Ireland squad

Mon, Oct 18 2021
Roma McLaughlin playing for Shelbourne in 2018

Roma McLaughlin playing for Shelbourne in 2018 Credit: Peter Fitzpatrick (ETPhotos)

Central Connecticut Blue Devils midfielder Roma McLaughlin has been called into the Republic of Ireland Women’s National Team squad for their 2023 World Cup qualifiers.

McLaughlin, who previously played for Peamount United and Shelbourne before moving to the USA, replaces Kyra Carusa who picked up a knock while playing for HB Koge in Denmark. Carusa had scored in a win over KoldingQ before being subbed off.

The Republic of Ireland take on Sweden in Tallaght Stadium on Thursday at 7pm before travelling to Finland for a game on Tuesday, 26 October at 4:15pm.

The revised squad is as follows:

Goalkeepers: Grace Moloney (Reading), Courtney Brosnan (Everton), Eve Badana (DLR Waves), Amanda Budden (Shelbourne)

Defenders: Harriet Scott (Birmingham City), Claire Walsh (Glasgow City), Diane Caldwell (North Carolina Courage), Louise Quinn (Birmingham City), Niamh Fahey (Liverpool), Savannah McCarthy (Galway WFC), Éabha O'Mahony (Boston College), Áine O'Gorman (Peamount United)

Midfielders: Denise O'Sullivan (North Carolina Courage), Megan Connolly (Brighton & Hove Albion), Jamie Finn (Birmingham City), Niamh Farrelly (Glasgow City), Ciara Grant (Shelbourne), Aoibheann Clancy (Wexford Youths), Jessica Ziu (Shelbourne), Roma McLaughlin (Central Connecticut State University), Katie McCabe (Arsenal)

Forwards: Amber Barrett (FC Koln), Rianna Jarrett (London City Lionesses), Heather Payne (Florida State University), Leanne Kiernan (Liverpool), Saoirse Noonan (Shelbourne), Lucy Quinn (Birmingham City)

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