Ireland striker Rianna Jarrett is hoping Ireland can continue their upward curve and peak for their World Cup qualifiers.

Vera Pauw's side narrowly missed out of qualification for the European Championships last time around and will face Sweden, Finland, Slovakia and Georgia in the battle for a place in Australia and New Zealand in 2023, which starts in September.

Preparation for that campaign began last month with games against Denmark and Belgium and they have two more friendlies, both away to Iceland, lined up for June.

"We were unlucky with the European campaign," Barrett told RTÉ Sport.

"We have a difficult group in the World Cup qualifiers with Finland and Sweden the top two seeds.

"We know we are in for a challenge, for us it’s important that we continue that growth from game to game that we showed in the European qualifiers.

"We want to improve from the Denmark and Belgium games and hopefully we’ll peak at the right time.

"The women’s game is growing and the growth in fans that we are getting is fantastic."

Jarrett at the the launch of the INTERSPORT Elverys FAI Summer Soccer Schools programme

Jarrett is on the look-out for a new club having left Brighton last week.

"I had a great season with Brighton," said the 26-year-old.

"We finished sixth in the table, the highest the club has ever finished.

"It was my first proper experience at WSL football so it was a great learning curve.

"We’re just looking for something new and a new challenge. I’m just taking some downtime now.

"I’m looking forward to the next Irish camp and that’s where my focus is now."

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