Youths trio make debuts in USA

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Published 12/05/2015 | 00:00

There was a further Wexford Youths connection added to the Republic of Ireland women's national team when they flew to San Francisco on Thursday for a two-game tour which saw them play U.S.A. in San Jose on Sunday before meeting Haiti on Thursday morning (Irish time) in Lauderhill, Florida.

Manager Sue Ronan added former Youths goalkeeper, Charlotte McCormack, to the panel as team captain Emma Byrne is only being released by Arsenal for the Haiti game.

However, McCormack didn't have to hop on a plane here in Ireland to link up with her colleagues as she is currently playing for Clayton State University in America.

Ronan felt it was a good opportunity to get the 22-year-old involved with the squad.

'She played under-age for me when I was manager of the Under-19s and she was also the Wexford goalkeeper when the National League started in 2011. She has done well in America and this is an excellent chance to catch up with her, especially as I am examining all my options ahead of the Euro 2017 campaign,' the manager said.

McCormack was joined on the squad by Youths Women's trio Ciara Rossiter, Nicola Sinnott and Jessica Gleeson, all of whom were also called up for the first time.

That trio all made their debuts in the 3-0 loss to the U.S.A. in San Jose on Sunday, a tremendous achievement and a great boost for the Wexford Youths Women's club as a whole.

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