Reading FC Women goalkeeper Grace Moloney made her competitive debut for Republic of Ireland last night in UEFA Women’s European Championship qualifying.
The match in Group I of the tournament took place at Tallaght Stadium in Dublin, where Republic of Ireland hosted an undefeated Germany side who had already qualified for the finals of the competition.
Prior to last night’s match, Germany had scored an impressive 43 goals in their seven group stage games without conceding a single one. Republic of Ireland still had the opportunity to qualify from Group I as one of the best runners-up.
After a competitive match that saw Republic of Ireland become the only side to score against Germany in the tournament after Katie McCabe converted a first-half penalty, the Germans ultimately won 3-1, with a standout performance by Reading’s number one in the sticks.
Reading FC Women manager Kelly Chambers paid tribute to Moloney on her personal Instagram account. Moloney has been with Reading since the age of nine and last November celebrated her 150th appearance for the Royals.
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Reading FC Women are next in action this Sunday when they return to Madejski to take on Bristol City at 2pm in the FA Barclays Women’s Super League. Due to our Tier 2 status, up to 2,000 supporters can attend the game, and some tickets are still available here.