Caitlin Hayes gets Irish call-up for matches against Italy and Wales

Caitlin Hayes has been called up to the Republic of Ireland squad that will face Italy and Wales at the end of February. Throughout Ireland’s Nations League campaign, Hayes was essentially a nailed-on name in the squad list, so it’s no surprise that her good club form has seen her chosen again.

Hayes spoke with Off The Ball, an Irish sports show, back in November. She revealed how she had been patiently waiting for the call-up but had given up hope slightly once she passed the four-year mark. Still though, things can always change in football, and she’s certainly cemented her place going forward.

After we play theRangers at Ibrox this Sunday, the Scottish Women’s Premier League will go on break until Sunday, 3rd March. Celtic kick off the return, hosting Partick Thistle for the final game before the split.

Yesterday I attended the media conferences at Celtic Park with Chloe Craig and the Celtic FC Women manager Elena Sadiku and both sounded confident that Celtic can get a result at their place.

The Ghirls know that a win at Ibrox will narrow the gap at the top of the SWPL1 to just one point. And with a front three of Amy Gallacher,  Kit Loferski and the goal machine Tash Flint, Celtic will have significantly more fire-power at their disposal than has been the case in the recent encounters which have gone the way of the Ibrox side. And don’t forget Caitlin Hayes likes a goal against theRangers herself!

In the meantime, why not listen to Hayes’ full interview with Off The Ball?

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