Tyler Toland and Amber Barrett have been named in a 20-player Republic of Ireland Women’s National Team squad for a friendly double-header against Wales.
The WNT are set to travel to Marbella, Spain on Tuesday, February 26 for two international friendlies against Wales on Thursday, February 28 and Tuesday, March 5.
Kildrum Tigers midfielder Toland is included having recently returned from injury while Peamount United striker Barrett will be aiming to maintain her fine form from 2018.
Ireland are set to play two of the three international friendlies lined this year next week ahead of the start of the UEFA 2021 European Championships qualifying in September. Ireland were placed in Group I and will face Germany, Ukraine, Greece and Montenegro in their bid to qualify for their first-ever major international tournament.
“It’s going to be an important week and after finding out our opponents for the qualifying campaign, it definitely adds an extra importance on the two games,” said WNT Head Coach Colin Bell.
“Wales are an excellent opponent for us to face, they were second seeds in the draw, and they’re exactly the type of opposition we will need to beat in qualifying if we’re going to make our first international tournament.