Stephanie Roche has been recalled by the Republic of Ireland for their Women's World Cup qualifier against Georgia on 27 June.

Roche, who won the last of her 55 caps in 2019, has been in great form with Peamount United and scored a hat-trick in their win over Sligo Rovers last weekend.

"Stephanie is a fantastic person and a fantastic athlete," said Ireland manager Vera Pauw. "She's always there. I had to disappoint her many times.

"We’ve always kept very good contact, I’ve always explained to her where she stands. I was always honest and she was always honest to me.

"It’s a reward for her hard work because she kept working and working that there would be a moment that we needed her again.

"She wanted to keep going and this is a reward for all of her hard work. [She was] always there at the home-based sessions, always there to have extra training, always there at any moment."

Naoisha McAloon wins a first senior call-up

Pauw has handed a first call-up to Durham goalkeeper Naoisha McAloon while defender Diane Caldwell returns after missing the draw away to Sweden in April.

Wexford Youths pair Aoibheann Clancy and Ellen Molloy are unavailable due to sitting their Leaving Certificate exams while Pauw is also without Savannah McCarthy, Megan Campbell, Aoife Colvill, Rianna Jarrett, Leanne Kiernan and Kyra Carusa due to injury.

Ireland travel to Turkey on Wednesday for a training camp and will play a friendly against the Philippines in Antalya on Sunday as part of their preparations.

They then fly to Tbilisi on 25 June ahead of the game against Georgia, which is live on RTÉ television and Player.

Denise O'Sullivan scored a hat-trick in Ireland's 11-0 over Georgia last November

Ireland were 11-0 victors when the countries met in Tallaght last November but Pauw said there will be no complacency among her players for the return fixture.

"Don't forget that Sweden in their first game against Georgia only won 4-0 and Finland only 3-0 in their first game," she said. "It is not a walkover by definition, not at all.

"Every piece of the puzzle must fall into place as it did in our first game against Georgia. It was a combination of them not expecting us [to be] that good and us having played an exceptional game.

"I think that combination was there and again, we don’t have rhythm. We will have one game in our legs.

"We played here two times against boys, that is fantastic, so we need to see where we get. The aim is first winning and if we get goals, then of course we keep on going.

"But the first aim is to get those three points."

Republic of Ireland squad

Goalkeepers: Courtney Brosnan (Everton), Megan Walsh (Brighton & Hove Albion), Grace Moloney (Reading), Naoisha McAloon (Durham).

Defenders: Jess Ziu (Shelbourne), Louise Quinn (Birmingham City), Niamh Fahey (Liverpool), Diane Caldwell (Manchester United), Claire O'Riordan (MSV Duisburg), Jessie Stapleton (Shelbourne), Éabha O’Mahony (Boston College), Áine O’Gorman (Peamount United), Chloe Mustaki (Shelbourne).

Midfielders: Katie McCabe (Arsenal), Denise O’Sullivan (North Carolina Courage), Megan Connolly (Brighton & Hove Albion), Ruesha Littlejohn (Aston Villa), Jamie Finn (Birmingham City), Ciara Grant (Hearts), Lily Agg (London City Lionesses), Roma McLaughlin (Connecticut Fusion), Lucy Quinn (Birmingham City).

Forwards: Heather Payne (Florida State University), Amber Barrett (FC Koln), Abbie Larkin (Shelbourne), Stephanie Roche (Peamount United), Saoirse Noonan (Shelbourne).