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Nolan makes Ireland WU19 squad for Euro elite round qualifiers

Friday, 31st March, 2017 12:35pm

Nolan makes Ireland WU19 squad for Euro elite round qualifiers

Jessica Nolan in action for the Republic of Ireland.

MANULLA native Jessica Nolan has been named in the Republic of Ireland Women's Under 19 squad for their three UEFA European Championship elite round games.

Ireland will set up camp in Limerick for the series, with each of their three games being played in Markets Field next week.

The fixtures see Ireland face Scotland on Tuesday next, April 4, at 7 p.m., followed by Ukraine on Thursday, April 6, again at 7 p.m., before the final game against Finland on Sunday, April 9, at 2 p.m. This summer's finals tournament will be held in Northern Ireland.

Republic of Ireland head coach Dave Connell admits he has a strong team to pick from. “On paper it's a strong team,” he said. “We're carrying a couple of niggles coming into it so hopefully all will be well on Tuesday for the first game.”

The WU19s have recorded some fantastic results over the past year with wins over Czech Republic, Portugal and Italy, and go into the elite stage full of confidence.

“Our target from the word go has been to qualify for the European Championships,” said the head coach. “It's a tough group for us, but we are fully focused on the task.”


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