Republic of Ireland manager Vera Pauw has named an extended squad of 30 players as preparations continue for the upcoming Euro 2021 qualifier against Germany.

Midfielders Ellen Molloy and Alli Murphy are included for the first time, with US-born Murphy qualifying through her Irish grandparents.

The 30-woman squad will be cut down to 23 ahead of the game at Essen on 19 September.

The Girls in Green currently top Group I, unbeaten after five games, and a point clear of Germany, who have hit the net 31 times, without conceding a goal, in their four games so far.

The countries are also due to meet in Tallaght in December - before that, Ireland have an away date with Ukraine to look forward to in October.

Goalkeepers: Marie Hourihan (SC Braga), Grace Moloney (Reading), Courtney Brosnan (West Ham United), Niamh Reid Burke (Peamount United)

Defenders: Harriet Scott (Birmingham City), Keeva Keenan (Celtic), Louise Quinn (Fiorentina), Diane Caldwell (SC Sand), Claire O'Riordan (MSV Duisburg), Claire Walsh (Peamount United), Aine O'Gorman (Peamount United), Isibeal Atkinson (Shelbourne)

Midfielders: Niamh Fahey (Liverpool), Jamie Finn (Shelbourne), Denise O'Sullivan (North Carolina Courage), Alli Murphy (London City Lionesses), Niamh Farrelly (Peamount United), Megan Connolly (Brighton & Hove Albion), Hayley Nolan (London City Lionesses), Jessica Ziu (Shelbourne), Ruesha Littlejohn (Leicester City), Ellen Molloy (Wexford Youths), Stephanie Roche (Peamount United)

Forwards: Katie McCabe (Arsenal), Heather Payne (Florida State University), Leanne Kiernan (West Ham United), Amber Barrett (FC Koln), Rianna Jarrett (Brighton & Hove Albion), Julie-Ann Russell (Sydney University), Kyra Carusa (HB Hoge)