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Aston Villa star called into Republic of Ireland squad



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Republic of Ireland boss Eileen Gleeson has named a 26 player squad for the upcoming EURO 2025 qualifiers with France and England.

There’s a first call up for Aston Villa’s Anna Patten – the defender qualifies through her Donegal born grandfather and Galway born grandmother.

However the 24 year old is still awaiting international clearance from FIFA before being declared eligible for the games. 

Midfielders Denise O’Sullivan and Tyler Toland along with defender Niamh Fahey return to the squad, having missed the friendlies with Italy and Wales last month.

Defender Tara O’Hanlon is still working through the return to play protocol, while midfielders Sinead Farrelly and Jamie Finn are unavailable due to injury.

Ireland travel to face France in Metz on Friday April 5th, before hosting England at the Aviva Stadium the following Tuesday.


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