Louise Quinn will lead out the Republic of Ireland in their International Friendly against Morocco on Monday, November 14th and earn her 100th senior cap in the process.
The Wicklow superstar made her first WNT appearance as a late substitute in a friendly win over Poland in February 2008 and has since scored 15 goals in 99 appearances overall.
On Monday, Quinn will become the latest women's player to be welcomed into the Centurion Club alongside Emma Byrne, Áine O'Gorman, Ciara Grant and Niamh Fahey.
Ireland WNT friendly game vs Morocco to be broadcast live on RTÉ Player
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📆 | Monday, November 14
⏰ | KO 17:00 (Irish Time)
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Manager Vera Pauw believes the defender is fully deserving of reaching such a prestigious number of caps.
At a special team meeting on Saturday evening, Pauw presented Quinn with a prestigious gold cap.
Pauw said: "Louise is a superb footballer and a brilliant person. She is someone who gives absolutely everything to her career, to her teammates and for her country.
"The fighting spirit that she has is exactly what this Ireland team is all about so it is not a surprise she is a key part of it."
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Pauw added: "Any young player wanting to forge a successful career in international football should look to how Louise always makes herself available for every training session and every game, how she is always focused in team meetings with intelligent questions, how she leads on the pitch, how she responds to challenges and set-backs, how she treats every player, staff member and supporter with equal respect and how she appreciates every opportunity that she gets to represent her country."The history books will show that Louise is one of the few players, so far, to reach 100 caps and anyone who knows her can attest to the commitment that she has shown to reach that milestone.
"We are so happy for Louise to achieve this feat and we are even happier that she continues to be part of our team."
Quinn has represented the national team under five different managers and, astonishingly, all of her 15 goals have been scored with her head.
She has previously captained Ireland and will be given the captain's armband by Katie McCabe for this special occasion on Monday.