Grant in squad for Slovakia qualifier

Grant in squad for Slovakia qualifier
Letterkenny native Ciara Grant is part of the Republic of Ireland ladies squad for their opening World Cup qualifier against Slovakia at the Carlise Grounds in Bray on Sunday, 1pm.

Letterkenny native Ciara Grant is part of the Republic of Ireland ladies squad for their opening World Cup qualifier against Slovakia at the Carlise Grounds in Bray on Sunday, 1pm.

Letterkenny native Ciara Grant is part of the Republic of Ireland ladies squad for their opening World Cup qualifier against Slovakia at the Carlise Grounds in Bray on Sunday, 1pm.

Grant plays for Raheny Celtic in Dublin and studies medicine at UCD. She will be looking to win an eighth senior cap.

Ireland have been drawn in Group 1 for the World Cup qualifying campaign along with European champions and World No 2 Germany, Euro ’13 finalists Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Croatia.

“It’s a tough group but we are determined to give it our best shot. Only the winners go through automatically to the finals while the runners-up will go into play-offs for just one remaining place so it’s not going to be easy to get to Canada but we will be going out trying to win every game and see what happens,” said manager Sue Ronan.

Ireland’s FIFA World Cup Group 1 Schedule

September 22, 2013: Republic of Republic of Ireland v Slovakia

September 26, 2013: Croatia v Republic of Ireland

October 30 2013: Slovenia v Republic of Ireland

April 5, 2014: Republic of Ireland v Germany

May 7, 2014: Republic of Ireland v Russia

June 14, 2014: Republic of Ireland v Croatia

June 19, 2014: Russia v Republic of Ireland

August 20, 2014: Republic of Ireland v Slovenia

September 13, 2014: Slovakia v Republic of Ireland

September 17, 2014: Germany v Republic of Ireland