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Women's teams gear up for 'a big year'Residential to provide extra coaching timeAlfie Wylie, National Women’s Coach, and his team of coaches are set to put the players through their paces at Ulster University. [...] “We have actually been staging this residential for about 18 years now. We base ourselves at the Stormont Hotel and then do coaching sessions at the university campus in Jordanstown.”With Northern Ireland hosting the Women’s U19 European Championship Finals next August, the U19s are facing a busy schedule in the coming months to prepare them for the tournament. [...]Meanwhile, the senior women’s team are looking forward to playing two games away against Portugal in mid-January.(Irish FA:www.irishfa.com/news/2016/december/women-s-teams-gear-up-for-a-big-year )The NI teams will train at Jordanstown (foreground) (CC-Ross)
Marissa Callaghan fired Northern Ireland to victory against Portugal last night as the country's leading ladies left Aueda on a high. [Alfie Wylie said:] "We have real strength in depth, we were able to bring three strikers on for fresh legs and we would never have been able to do that before. For us to have won a game in January against a side 20 ranking places above us and in the Euros is amazing." ...Lauren Wade, Ciara Sherwood and Avilla Bergin replaced Kirsty McGuinness, Laura Rafferty and Caragh Miligan in the starting line-up which had lost 1-0 [two days earlier] in Tuesday's meeting with Portugal.(The Belfast Telegraphbelfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/football/international/wylie-proud-as-his-ni-girls-show-class-to-sink-portugal-35382364.html)
NI at the Istria Cup, in a far corner of Croatia... highlights included an 8-0 win over Taiwan and a 4-4 against Slovenia.- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiTllunPMpc- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77k4Fxr4TrUThe final position was fourth, after a loss to France B.Speaking of the Euro U19 championship, to be held in Northern Ireland in August... that is a cool mascot.- www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3gEonXPI90