The interim coaching staff have been confirmed for the Ireland Women’s National Team for their UEFA Nations League games against Northern Ireland and Hungary.
Led by interim Head Coach Eileen Gleeson, the coaching team will include Colin Healy and Emma Byrne as Assistant Coaches and Richie Fitzgibbon as Goalkeeping Coach.
Colin Healy, who represented Ireland 13 times as a player, led Cork City to promotion to the League of Ireland Premier Division in 2022 and has previously worked as Assistant Coach with Ireland Men’s Under-19s.
Former Women’s National Team captain Emma Byrne is the country’s most capped women’s player with 134 appearances and enjoyed a successful club career at Arsenal, where she won 11 League titles and the UEFA Women’s Champions League.
FAI High Performance National Coach Educator Richie Fitzgibbon holds a UEFA A Goalkeeping Licence and has worked with several underage international teams.
The staff will link up with the squad on Monday, September 18 to start preparations for the home UEFA Nations League opener against Northern Ireland, playing for the first time at the Aviva Stadium in what will be the largest attendance on Irish spoil for either team.
The Republic of Ireland will then travel to Budapest to face Hungary on Tuesday, September 26th.