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2017-2018 Northern Ireland women's football
« on: January 02, 2017, 03:35:35 AM »
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From IrishFA.com, an event for the international teams at all age levels:

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Women's teams gear up for 'a big year'
Residential to provide extra coaching time


Alfie 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.




The NI teams will train at Jordanstown (foreground) (CC-Ross)

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Re: 2017-2018 Northern Ireland women's football
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2017, 10:20:21 AM »
It's a win for Northern Ireland, away in Portugal...

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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.


1-0, here are the goal and Callaghan's interview:

- www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaEizgagDa0


- www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPou6AQuFno



Portugal will play both Scotland and England in Euro 2017.

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Re: 2017-2018 Northern Ireland women's football
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2017, 08:35:00 PM »
Hey you!


 :) Pretty sure Jack Charlton took out a similar ad when the Republic of Ireland were bolstering their squad. And look where it got them...

Picture the scene, a Northern Ireland team of players drawn from all over the world...

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Re: 2017-2018 Northern Ireland women's football
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2017, 08:49:11 AM »
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=77k4Fxr4TrU

The 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

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Re: 2017-2018 Northern Ireland women's football
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2017, 09:02:55 AM »
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=77k4Fxr4TrU

The 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


The France B v Northern Ireland game was shown live and a be seen here on that page https://www.facebook.com/soccernetworkllc/

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Re: 2017-2018 Northern Ireland women's football
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2017, 05:30:13 AM »
A couple of away games for Northern Ireland in Wales.

Defeat in the first match on 5 April - http://www.irishfa.com/news/2017/april/wales-women-3-northern-ireland-women-1

And highlights from the second game on 7 April (match report here):

Wales v Northern Ireland
- www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxGSjfBuef0

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Re: 2017-2018 Northern Ireland women's football
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2017, 06:24:43 PM »
U19s lost to Slovakia in a warm-up for the home Euro Championship in August:

- http://www.shekicks.net/news/view/14614

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Re: 2017-2018 Northern Ireland women's football
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2017, 06:00:58 AM »
Hey you!


Would it be wrong to suggest, maybe, Izzy Coppel came in on the parent/grandparent rule? Good for her, but it isn't the accent you'd expect! (Maybe she wasn't too keen on the FA 'pathway'.)

- http://www.irishfa.com/news/2017/june/preview-northern-ireland-u19-women-looking-for-revenge-over-slovakia

U19s' second friendly v Slovakia is today at noon.

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Re: 2017-2018 Northern Ireland women's football
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2017, 06:11:41 AM »
U19s' second friendly v Slovakia is today at noon.

Final score was 1-1 at Ballymoney - see https://twitter.com/OfficialIrishFA/status/875748576231538688.


Northern Ireland's team found out their draw for the Women's Under-19s Euro finals, which will begin on 8 August. The venues are Belfast, Lurgan, Ballymena and Portadown. This has the full fixture list:

- http://www.irishfa.com/news/2017/june/northern-ireland-women-s-u19s-to-face-spain-germany-and-scotland

Pre-tournament interview with Emma McMaster here.
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Re: 2017-2018 Northern Ireland women's football
« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2017, 08:06:46 AM »
Linfield are the Northern Ireland league cup winners, beating Newry - sounds like quite a game:

- http://www.belfastlive.co.uk/sport/football/match-reports/linfield-ladies-win-nifl-league-13391547
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Re: 2017-2018 Northern Ireland women's football
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2017, 01:54:23 AM »
Northern Ireland name their squad for the U19 Women's Euros:

- https://shekicks.net/2017/07/30/northern-ireland-name-squad-wu19euro/ (Archive.org page)

One week to go!

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Goalkeepers: Kirsty McCaughtry (Crusaders), Lauren Perry (Linfield). Defenders: Courtney Moore (Crusaders), Teresa Burns (Sion Swifts), Emma McMaster (Cliftonville - captain), Yasmin White (Glentoran), Izzy Coppell (Leicester City), Lauren Robson (Linfield). Midfielders: Brenna McPartlan (Manchester City), Megan Riley (Challenge SC, USA), Chloe Orr (Mid Ulster), Louise McDaniel (Linfield), Abbie Magee (Linfield), Megan Bell (Linfield). Forwards: Emily Wilson (Crusaders), Rebecca Bassett (Mid Ulster), Leyla McFarland (Eastlake High School, USA), Morganne Beggs (Crusaders)


NI's campaign starts on Tuesday 8 Aug against Spain at Windsor Park, Belfast
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Re: 2017-2018 Northern Ireland women's football
« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2017, 12:00:04 AM »

Tournament page for the U19 Euros, which were hosted by Northern Ireland:

2017 WU19 Euro, N Ireland
- www.womensfootball.eu/forum/index.php/topic,8399.0.html



Alfie Wylie is hoping the U19 championship will boost football participation:

- http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/football/international/uefa-womans-under19-championship/inspiring-others-to-take-up-game-will-be-my-girls-legacy-says-proud-northern-ireland-manager-36036653.html

Northern Ireland's opening game, with the eventual winners Spain, got an attendance of 4,289 - apparently a record for NI women's football.
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