Sue Ronan's Ireland drawn alongside Spain for Euro 2017 qualifiers
The draw for the qualifying round of EURO 2017 took place today in Nyon and the Republic of Ireland Women's National Team have been drawn in Group 2 along with Spain, Finland, Portugal and Montenegro.
The group winners and the six best runners-up will join the hosts, the Netherlands, in the final tournament.
The other two runners-up will play off in October 2016 for the remaining berth in the expanded 16-team finals to be held the following summer.
The five teams will meet this afternoon to arrange the group fixtures which will take place between September 14, 2015 and September 20, 2016.
Road to the Netherlands
Qualifying group stage: September 14, 2015 – September 20, 2016.
Play-off draw: September 23, 2016, in Nyon.
Play-offs: October 17-25, 2016.
Finals draw: late 2016, Netherlands.
Finals: July/August 2017, Netherlands.