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Cymru squad announced to face Republic of Ireland

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Interim Head Coach Jon Grey has announced his Cymru squad for the upcoming friendly against the Republic of Ireland.

Grey has named a 26-player squad for the trip to the Tallaght Stadium on Tuesday 27 February (KO 7:30pm) as preparations continue for the upcoming UEFA Women’s European 2025 qualifying campaign.

Five players have received their first call ups to the squad, including Tianna Teisar, Olivia Francis and Mayzee Davies, who will join Grey’s side following their friendly double-header against Scotland with the WU19s. Midfielder Lois Joel and forward Tegan McGowan have also been selected for the first time.

Kayleigh Barton, formerly known as Green, is named in the squad for the first time since changing her surname following her recent marriage.

As well as the five new faces, Soffia Kelly, Mared Griffiths and Elena Cole will attend the camp for the first two days. The three players were involved in the WU17 team that faced Belgium and Czechia this month.

The match will be shown live on BBC Wales, or fans looking to attend the match can purchase tickets through the Football Association of Ireland.

Cymru: Olivia CLARK (Bristol City), Safia MIDDLETON-PATEL (Manchester United – dual signed Watford), Laura O’SULLIVAN (Cardiff City Ladies), Rhiannon ROBERTS (Real Betis), Josie GREEN (Leicester City), Hayley LADD (Manchester United), Gemma EVANS (Manchester United), Charlie ESTCOURT (Reading), Ella POWELL (Bristol City), Lily WOODHAM (OL Reign), Sophie INGLE (Chelsea), Alice GRIFFITHS (Southampton), Angharad JAMES (OL Reign), Lois JOEL (London City Lionesses), Rachel ROWE (Rangers), Ffion MORGAN (Bristol City), Jess FISHLOCK (OL Reign), Ceri HOLLAND (Liverpool), Carrie JONES (Bristol City), Kayleigh BARTON (Charlton Athletic), Elise HUGHES (Crystal Palace), Mary MCATEER (Sunderland), Tegan MCGOWAN (Charlton Athletic), Tianna TEISAR (Bristol City – dual signed Cardiff City Ladies), Olivia FRANCIS (Manchester United), Mayzee DAVIES (Manchester United).