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Womens Premiership

STRONG DOMESTIC REPRESENTATION IN SENIOR WOMEN'S SQUAD

10 Sep 2020
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© NI Football League Abbie Magee, Joely Andrews and Kerry Beattie received their first senior call up
Twelve players from five different Danske Bank Women’s Premiership clubs have been selected in the Northern Ireland senior women’s squad for next week’s UEFA Women’s Euro qualifier against Faroe Islands.
 
Glentoran are the best represented club with five players in the 20-strong panel, alongside three players from Linfield, two from Cliftonville and one each from Crusaders and Sion Swifts.
 
Sion forward Kirsty McGuinness - signed from Linfield this summer - is back in the squad for the first time since June 2018.
 
Linfield Ladies defender Abbie Magee, Glentoran Women midfielder Joely Andrews and Glens striker Kerry Beattie all earn their first senior call-ups having represented their nation at Under-21 level.
 
Glens goalkeeper Jacqueline Burns is also in the squad along with recalls for club teammates and midfield duo Nadene Caldwell and Samantha Kelly.
 
Magee’s Linfield teammates Ashley Hutton and Rebecca Bassett are also in the fold, along with experienced duo Marissa Callaghan and Julie Nelson of Cliftonville and Crusaders respectively.
 
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.
 
Kenny Shiels' side take on the Faroe Islands in Torshavn next Friday (18 September).