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Tuesday 19 September 2017

Roche out of Scots tie

Ireland striker Stephanie Roche
Ireland striker Stephanie Roche

Ireland striker Stephanie Roche has been ruled out of the international friendly against Scotland on July 8th.

The 28-year-old forward suffered a hamstring injury in the final Women's Super League fixture of the season for Sunderland and missed the international friendly against Iceland on June 8th.

Roche has been working with the FAI medical staff to overcome the hamstring injury but despite making progress with the injury, she has been ruled out of the Scotland trip.

Ireland women's squad (v Scotland)

Goalkeepers: Marie Hourihan (Man City), Emma Byrne (Brighton), Amanda Budden (Cork City).

Defenders: Harriet Scott (Reading), Sophie Perry (Brighton), Diane Caldwell (Sand), Louise Quinn (Arsenal), Niamh Fahey (Chelsea), Megan Campbell (Man City).

Midfielders: Karen Duggan (UCD Waves), Denise O'Sullivan (Houston Dash), Megan Connolly (Florida State), Ruesha Littlejohn (Celtic), Roma McLaughlin (Shelbourne), Alex Kavanagh (Shelbourne).

Forwards: Aine O'Gorman (UCD Waves), Dearbhaile Beirne (UCD Waves), Leanne Kiernan (Shelbourne), Heather Payne (Peamount Utd), Katie McCabe (Arsenal).

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