Sligo’s Aoife McDermott will be part of the Irish senior women’s squad for the European Championships for Small Countries next month.
It is the first time an Irish women’s team will be entered into European competition for six years, and Riverstown native McDermott will be a key player in Mark Scannell’s squad for the tournament in Gibraltar.
McDermott currently plays with DCU Mercy in the Women’s Super League having previously played with UL and started out with Sligo All-Stars.
Ireland are grouped with Moldova and Wales in Group A, with the tournament in Gibraltar taking place from June 26 to July 3.
Ireland Senior Women’s European Championship Squad:
Michelle Clarke (Pyrobel Killester), Sinead Deegan (Maxol WIT Wildcats), Grainne Dwyer (Team Montenotte Hotel), Casey Grace (Team Montenotte Hotel)
Aoife McDermott (DCU Mercy), Aine McKenna (Team Montenotte Hotel), Aine O’Connor (Courtyard Liffey Celtics), Danielle O’Leary (Singleton SuperValu Brunell), Orla O’Reilly (CB Bembibre), Claire Rockall (Team Montenotte Hotel), Amy Waters (Singleton SuperValu Brunell), Sarah Woods (DCU Mercy).