Wexford native Michelle O'Neill has been selected to be an assistant referee at the Women's World Cup final between the defending champions USA and the Netherlands on Sunday.

O'Neill was named as one of 48 assistant referees for the tournament back in December and has officiated at a number of the World Cup games already in France.

The 40-year-old currently officiates in the SSE Airtricity League and the So Hotels Women's National League, and was previously on duty at the women's Under-20's World Cup final.

She also worked as an assistant referee at the 2015 World Cup in Canada.

Speaking to the FAI before heading off to the World Cup in France, she said "it's a huge honour to be representing Ireland" at the tournament.

"It's so exciting," O'Neill begins. 

"To get one World Cup, but to come back and get a second, and to be more mature if you want to say. I'm a lot more relaxed, I know the work I've done over the last four years knowing that I need to be extra strong, extra fit, extra fast.

"Putting that into place four years ago and then getting the opportunities to have so much high quality matches here in Ireland - that's a huge boost for me. Four years ago there were 300 of us on the list for this tournament, and that's when the campaign started."

She continued:

"Now there's 47 of us going to the World Cup out of that huge amount. We have to very strong, very fast, very fit and in terms of my results, I would be in the top 5% at the World Cup this year, so I'm very, very happy with those stats.

"To be standing in the middle of it all, officiating it in front of 64,000 live spectators and millions across the world, I mean it's a huge, huge stage of women's football.

"I just want to go now, I'm super excited and it's a huge honour to be over there representing Ireland."

Watch live coverage of the Women's World Cup final on RTÉ 2, with coverage starting at 3.30pm. Kick-off at the Stade de Lyon will be at 4pm.