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Hourihan ruled out of European qualifier against Ukraine

Phil Egan
Phil Egan

11:42 16 Oct 2020

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Goalkeeper Marie Hourihan will miss the Republic of Ireland's European Championship qualifier away to Ukraine.

The Ireland number one has been ruled out of next Friday's game due to a dislocated finger, while a number of other players are on standby ahead of the squad meeting up in Germany for a training camp.

The rest of Vera Pauw's squad is unchanged from last month's defeat to away to Germany.

A win for Ireland would secure a Play-Off place with one group game to play and the Girls in Green are also in contention to qualify as one of the best runners-up, which guarantees automatic qualification.

The nine group winners and the three best runners-up (not counting results against the sixth-placed team) qualify directly for the final tournament, while the remaining six runners-up advance to the two-legged Play-Offs that will be played in April 2021.

Ireland beat Ukraine 3-2 in Tallaght Stadium in October 2019 in Pauw's first game in charge.

Republic of Ireland Squad:

Goalkeepers: Courtney Brosnan (West Ham United), Grace Moloney (Reading), Niamh Reid-Burke (Peamount United)

Defenders: Harriet Scott (Reading), Keeva Keenan (Celtic), Louise Quinn (Fiorentina), Diane Caldwell (SC Sand), Claire O'Riordan (MSV Duisburg), Aine O'Gorman (Peamount United)

Midfielders: Niamh Fahey (Liverpool), Jamie Finn (Shelbourne), Denise O'Sullivan (Brighton & Hove Albion - on loan from NC Courage), Alli Murphy (London City Lionesses), Niamh Farrelly (Peamount United), Megan Connolly (Brighton & Hove Albion), Hayley Nolan (London City Lionesses), Ruesha Littlejohn (Leicester City), Ellen Molloy (Wexford Youths)

Forwards: Katie McCabe (Arsenal), Heather Payne (Florida State University), Leanne Kiernan (West Ham United), Amber Barrett (FC Koln), Rianna Jarrett (Brighton & Hove Albion), Kyra Carusa (HB Hoge)

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