Linfield's Casey Howe was named in Alfie Wylie's Women's U19 squad (Picture: Brian Little/PressEye.com)

PREMIERSHIP RISING STARS DOMINATE UNDER-19 PANEL

Some of the Danske Bank Women's Premiership brightest young stars dominate the Northern Ireland U19 squad named today ahead of this month's friendly double header against Canada and England.

Manager Alfie Wylie has named no fewer than 17 players from six clubs amongst his 20-strong squad for the games on Thursday 11th (Canada) and the English hosts on the 13th.

Linfield lead the way with eight call ups while Crusaders Strikers (four) and Glentoran Women (two) also have multiple players named amongst the panel. In addition Derry City, Cliftonville Ladies and Sion Swifts Ladies have one player each included.

The full panel reads:-

Goalkeepers: Lauren Perry (Linfield) Maddie Harvey Clifford (Crusaders Strikers)

Defenders: Kelsie Burrows (Linfield) Naomi Donnan (Linfield) Leah McGonagle (Derry City) Kirsty Cameron (Linfield) Toni-Leigh Finnegan (Cliftonville Ladies) Jessica Rae (Crusaders Strikers)

Midfielders: Beth Chalmers (Crusaders Strikers) Mia Fitzsimmons (Linfield) Breckyn Monteith (Charlotte Soccer Academy) Joely Andrews (Glentoran Women) Sasha Clare (Crusaders Strikers) Kerry Beattie (Glentoran Women)

Forwards: Rebecca McKenna (Linfield) Casey Howe (Linfield) Alexandra Collighan (Portsmouth Ladies) Anja Kreienfeld (DJK TjuSA 06 Dusseldorf) Ebony Lecky (Sion Mills Ladies) Caitlin McGuinness (Linfield)