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Dearbhaile Beirne called up for Ireland's encounter with Netherlands

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Dearbhaile Beirne called up for Ireland's encounter with Netherlands

The FAI have announced that Mohill's Dearbhaile Beirne has been called up to the Ireland senior team for tomorrow's 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Qualifier against Netherlands.

Colin Bell's WNT face the Netherlands in the De Goffert Stadion, Nijmegen tomorrow night with kick-off at 7pm (8pm local time) as Ireland look to continue their unbeaten campaign.

Ireland are set to miss a number of players with Megan Campbell likely to miss the entire campaign due to a knee injury whilst Stephanie Roche and Aine O'Gorman are still out from injuries sustained in the 2-0 win over Northern Ireland. 

UCD Waves defender Claire Walsh and Celtic striker Ruesha Littlejohn also had to pull out of the squad due to injury whilst Wexford Youths striker Claire O'Riordan also left camp due to family-related matters. 

Netherlands claimed a 5-0 victory in Slovakia on Friday and also claimed an impressive 1-0 win over top seeds Norway in their opening group game so both sides are unbeaten heading into the fixture.

The De Goffert Stadion will be a 12,000 sell-out on Tuesday night and Scott admits she is looking forward to the atmosphere as Ireland look to claim an important result against the European Champions.

Team News: Ruesha Littlejohn (injury) and Claire O'Riordan (family) have had to pull out of the Netherlands squad. Colin Bell has called in Shelbourne defender Niamh Prior and UCD Waves attacker Dearbhaile Beirne to replace them. 

Republic of Ireland WNT squad to face Netherlands

Goalkeepers: Marie Hourihan (Manchester City), Amanda Budden (Cork City WFC), Amanda McQuillan (Shelbourne)

Defenders: Harriet Scott (Reading), Sophie Perry (Brighton and Hove Albion), Diane Caldwell, (SC Sand), Louise Quinn (Arsenal), Niamh Farrelly (Peamount United), Aislinn Meaney (Galway), Niamh Prior (Shelbourne).

Midfielders: Tyler Toland (Maiden City), Niamh Fahey (Bordeaux), Karen Duggan (UCD Waves), Denise O’Sullivan (NC Courage), Roma McLaughlin (Shelbourne).

Attackers: Katie McCabe (Arsenal, on loan at Glasgow City), Leanne Kiernan (Shelbourne), Heather Payne (Peamount United), Amber Barrett (Peamount United), Isibeal Atkinson (Shelbourne), Dearbhaile Beirne (UCD Waves)