Roche selected for Cyprus Cup
Sunderland striker named in Colin Bell’s first Ireland squad
New Republic of Ireland manager Colin Bell has named Sunderland striker Stephanie Roche in his squad for the Cyprus Cup.
The Republic of Ireland will play the Czech Republic, Hungary and Wales in the tournament which will be held in March.
Republic of Ireland squad
Goalkeepers: Emma Byrne (Brighton & Hove Albion), Amanda McQuillan (Shelbourne Ladies) Defenders: Sophie Perry (Brighton & Hove Albion), Jetta Berrill (UCD Waves), Diane Caldwell (SC Sand), Louise Quinn (Unattached), Megan Campbell (Manchester City Women), Savannah McCarthy (Glasgow City) Midfielders: Julie-Ann Russell, Karen Duggan (UCD Waves), Katie McCabe (Arsenal Ladies), Denise O’Sullivan (Houston Dash), Roma McLaughlin (Shelbourne Ladies), Ruesha Littlejohn (Celtic FC Women), Megan Connolly (Florida State University). Forwards: Stephanie Roche (Sunderland Ladies), Aine O’Gorman (UCD Waves), Noelle Murray, Clare Shine (Glasgow City), Leanne Kiernan (Shelbourne Ladies)
Wednesday, March 1: Republic of Ireland v Czech Republic, KO 12:30 Friday, March 3: Republic of Ireland v Hungary, KO 15:30 Monday, March 6: Republic of Ireland v Wales, KO 12:30 Wednesday, March 8: TBC