Wexford native Michelle O'Neill has been selected to officiate at next summer's FIFA Women's World Cup this summer.

Ireland failed to qualify for the tournament, which will be held in France from 7 June to 7 July 2019, however, the country will be represented as O'Neill was named as one of the 48 assistant referees for the month-long event.

O'Neill currently officiates in the SSE Airtricity League and the Continental Tyres Women's National League, and has previously worked at the women's Under-20's World Cup final.

"It is an absolute honour and a privilege to represent my country and be selected to officiate at the FIFA Women's World Cup next year," said O'Neill.

"Dreams do come true when you put your mind to it with hard work, dedication, passion for the game and never giving up on reaching your goals.

"The next six months will involve more preparations to be ready for the most important and biggest event for women's football in the world. I am super excited and looking forward to working with my colleagues from all around the world."

"I was delighted to hear that Michelle O’Neill will be officiating in France next summer at the FIFA Women’s World Cup," said FAI chief executive, John Delaney.

"Having already worked as an assistant referee at the previous World Cup in Canada, we have always known of Michelle’s quality.

"Michelle and Eddie Foley are the only two Irish officials to work at a FIFA World Cup, and she will make history by becoming our first official to work at two FIFA World Cups, when she arrives in France."