Vera Pauw has finalised the Republic of Ireland squad to play Germany in the upcoming UEFA Women's Euro 2021 qualifier, with midfielders Ellen Molloy and Alli Murphy keeping their places and Stephanie Roche among the names to drop out.

Grace Moloney (Reading), Keeva Keenan (Celtic), Claire Walsh (Peamount United), Isibeal Atkinson (Shelbourne), Jessica Ziu (Shelbourne), Roche (Peamount United) and Julie-Ann Russell (Sydney University) have not made the final squad.

Leanne Kiernan, Megan Connolly and Heather Payne return having missed the wins over Greece and Montenegro in March.

The camp begins on Monday ahead of the match on 19 September. 

Leanne Kiernan returns to Vera Pauw's squad 

Ireland are currently top of the Group I following an unbeaten start and after the Germany game they will have two more group fixtures to complete with Ukraine away on 23 October and Germany at home on 1 December.

The nine group winners and the three best runners-up (not counting results against the sixth-placed team) qualify directly for the final tournament, while the remaining six runners-up advance to the play-offs.

Republic of Ireland squad:

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

Defenders: Harriet Scott (Birmingham City), Louise Quinn (Fiorentina), Diane Caldwell (SC Sand), Claire O'Riordan (MSV Duisburg), Aine O'Gorman (Peamount United)

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), Ruesha Littlejohn (Leicester City), Ellen Molloy (Wexford Youths)

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

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