In the summer of 2023, the sporting world will turn its gaze toward the FIFA Women’s World Cup, and for the first time in history, the Irish women’s football team will be among the competitors.
Ireland’s historic qualification for the tournament has been one of the most gripping narratives in Irish sport, and excitement continues to build as the countdown to the opening match ticks away.
The tournament, kicking off on Thursday, July 20, 2023, will pit the world’s top teams against each other in a global showcase of skill, strategy, and passion.
Despite being ranked #22, Ireland has fought hard to make it into the World Cup, and they will face tough competition in Group B, which has been dubbed the ‘Group of Death’.
Ireland Women’s World Cup 2023 Schedule
|Jul 20, 2023||B||Australia v Republic of Ireland||12:00 PM||Stadium Australia|
|Jul 26, 2023||B||Canada v Republic of Ireland||14:00 PM||Perth Rectangular Stadium|
|Jul 31, 2023||B||Republic of Ireland v Nigeria||12:00 PM||Brisbane Stadium|
Ireland Women’s World Cup Squad 2023
Hello, football lovers! We’re super thrilled to introduce the strong and talented Republic of Ireland Women’s World Cup squad of 2023. Led by the experienced Dutch coach Vera Pauw, this 23-player squad is a beautiful mix of seasoned players and youthful energy, all set to proudly represent the nation.
From the seasoned defensive duo, Louise Quinn and Niamh Fahey, with over a hundred caps each, to the midfield stalwarts Denise O’Sullivan and captain Katie McCabe, the team is packed with skill and experience. The squad also has an exciting forward line with Amber Barrett and young Abbie Larkin, ready to storm the goalposts.
In goal, we have Courtney Brosnan from Everton, offering a safe pair of hands. The squad is beautifully diverse, featuring players from various international leagues. A special shout-out to our reserve players Sophie Whitehouse, Harriet Scott, and Jamie Finn who are an essential part of the team.
|GK||Courtney Brosnan||27||21||England Everton|
|GK||Grace Moloney||30||6||England Reading|
|GK||Megan Walsh||28||1||England Brighton & Hove Albion|
|DF||Claire O’Riordan||28||17||Scotland Celtic|
|DF||Chloe Mustaki||27||5||England Bristol City|
|DF||Louise Quinn||33||103||England Birmingham City|
|DF||Niamh Fahey||35||106||England Liverpool|
|DF||Diane Caldwell||34||95||England Reading|
|DF||Áine O’Gorman||34||117||Republic of Ireland Shamrock Rovers|
|DF||Heather Payne||23||34||United States Florida State Seminoles|
|DF||Isibeal Atkinson||22||4||England West Ham United|
|MF||Megan Connolly||26||38||England Brighton & Hove Albion|
|MF||Ruesha Littlejohn||33||71||England Aston Villa|
|MF||Denise O’Sullivan||29||101||United States North Carolina Courage|
|MF||Katie McCabe (captain)||27||72||England Arsenal|
|MF||Lily Agg||29||7||England London City Lionesses|
|MF||Lucy Quinn||29||13||England Birmingham City|
|MF||Sinead Farrelly||33||1||United States NJ/NY Gotham FC|
|MF||Ciara Grant||30||17||Scotland Hearts|
|FW||Amber Barrett||27||35||Germany Turbine Potsdam|
|FW||Kyra Carusa||27||11||England London City Lionesses|
|FW||Abbie Larkin||18||6||Republic of Ireland Shamrock Rovers|
|FW||Marissa Sheva||26||3||United States Washington Spirit|
Ireland FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 TV Channel & Rights
RTÉ Television, under Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ), has secured the exclusive rights to broadcast the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 in Ireland.
After their thrilling qualification play-off win against Scotland, the entire journey of the Irish Women’s team will be available for fans to follow through RTÉ’s extensive coverage.
The rights acquisition is part of a wider European Broadcasting Union (EBU) agreement with FIFA.
How to Stream Women’s World Cup 2023 from outside of Ireland?
If you find yourself outside of Ireland during the tournament but still want to support the Irish team, a Virtual Private Network (VPN) can be your best ally.
By using a VPN like ExpressVPN, you can connect to a server in Ireland and access RTÉ Player as if you were at home. This allows you to keep up with the matches, wherever your travels take you.
How to Watch Soccer Women’s World Cup 2023 in Ireland?
Fans in Ireland will have ample opportunity to catch the action. You can tune in to the live broadcast on RTÉ Television or stream matches on the RTÉ Player.
The app is available on Google Play and the Apple App Store, making it easy to follow the matches on your Android, iPhone, and iPad devices. The RTÉ Player App also supports casting to your Roku Fire Stick or Apple TV devices.
Can I Watch FIFA Women’s World Cup for Free in Ireland?
Yes, you can! All of the Women’s World Cup matches will be broadcast for free on RTÉ Television and streamed on RTÉ Player, including Ireland’s matches.
However, it is advisable to check the schedule on RTÉ Player as select games will be shown.
FAQ about Ireland Women’s World Cup team:
Denise O’Sullivan and Katie McCabe are certainly key players in the Irish squad. Denise O’Sullivan has vast experience playing for the North Carolina Courage in the United States, with over 100 caps and 19 goals for Ireland. Katie McCabe, who’s not only the captain but also a leading scorer, plays for Arsenal in England.
Group B, featuring Ireland, also includes Australia, Nigeria, and Canada. While each group at the World Cup presents its unique challenges, the mix of styles and strengths in Group B will indeed test Ireland.
However, considering the skills and experience in the Irish team, they have a good chance of competing strongly and potentially advancing to the knockout stages.
The coach of the Irish Women’s World Cup team is Vera Pauw. She is a highly experienced coach and former player from the Netherlands. Apart from coaching Ireland, she has also managed the women’s national football teams of Scotland, Netherlands, Russia, and South Africa.
In conclusion, the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 promises to be an unforgettable tournament, and with the Irish team making history, the excitement is already palpable.
Whether you’re at home in Ireland or abroad, there are multiple ways to catch the action and cheer on the Girls in Green.