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Sandra McLellan TD congratulates Irish women’s U19 soccer team on European Championship performances

25 July, 2014

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Arts, Heritage, Tourism and Sport Sandra McLellan TD has congratulated the Irish Women’s under 19 soccer team on their performances at the European Championships which saw them reach the semi-finals of the competition.

Deputy McLellan said:

“I am delighted by the performances of the team and I am extremely proud that they reached the semi-finals of the European Championships.

“Being a proud woman from the Rebel County, I would particularly like to extend congratulations to the Cork contingent of players in the squad on this fantastic achievement.

“We must be encouraging women and girls into all sport. The government must ensure that there is proper funding so that women and girls can fully participate in soccer right up to international level.

“The FAI must work on ensuring that women’s soccer is not kept at the bottom of its priority list.”

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