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Womens Premiership

TWELVE CALLED UP TO SENIOR WOMEN'S SQUAD

19 Oct 2020
football
© PressEye Joely Andrews is one of twelve Danske Bank Women's Premiership stars called up
The Danske Bank Women’s Premiership is represented by 12 stars across five clubs in Northern Ireland’s 21-player panel ahead of next week’s UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 qualifier away to Belarus.
 
Linfield Ladies defender Kelsie Burrows returns to the squad after missing the 6-0 win in the Faroe Islands through injury while teenage striker Caitlin McGuinness of Sion Swifts Ladies also returns to the fold.
 
Caitlin joins her sister Kirsty in Kenny Shiels’ squad, while Burrows’ Blues teammates Ashley Hutton and Abbie Magee are also included.
 
Cliftonville star Marissa Callaghan returns having missed the trip to the Faroe Islands due to personal reasons, with Crusaders represented by veteran defender Julie Nelson.
 
There is also a call up for 18-year-old Glentoran star Danielle Maxwell, who is one of five Glens players in the ranks.

She joins Jackie Burns, Joely Andrews, Nadene Caldwell and Samantha Kelly in the squad.
 
Toni-Leigh Finnegan (Cliftonville Ladies), Rebecca McKenna (Linfield Ladies) and Kerry Beattie (Glentoran Women) are among stars to just miss out on the squad, while Glentoran’s Emma McMaster is ruled out through injury.
 
There are several distinguished alumni of the Danske Bank Women’s Premiership also involved - including Birmingham City’s Chloe McCarron, who left Linfield this summer.
 
Demi Vance (Rangers, formerly of Glentoran) and goalkeeper Lauren Perry (now at Forfar Farmington, formerly of Linfield) are also included.
 
The match against Belarus will be played in Minsk next Tuesday (27 October).