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Wednesday 23 October 2019

Ciara is on form as Ireland qualify

CONGRATULATIONS TO Forth Celtic's Ciara Rossiter who played on the Republic of Ireland Under-17 team which qualified for the Elite phase and played a vital part in all three games as the team finished top of the group. Fifteen-yearold Ciara from Rathaspeck spent last week in Macedonia.

They opened the campaign with a 6-1 win over the group hosts, then followed up with a hardearned 3-2 victory over Romania before achieving the point they needed in a 1-1 draw against Italy.

Ciara played in all three matches and has quickly established herself as an integral part of this team which will now be busy in preparation for the elite phase which will take place in Spring 2012.

She carries on a tradition of players from the league who have played for their country, with Rianna Jarrett currently part of the Under-19 squad which has also reached the elite phase of their competition.

As group winners, Ireland will join the four runners-up with the best record and top seeds Germany and the Netherlands in the second qualifying round in Spring 2012, from which only four teams will progress to the finals at the Colovray Stadium in UEFA's Swiss home town of Nyon from June 26 to 29.

Ciara has been playing soccer for Forth Celtic for the past eight years and everyone at the club is very proud of her latest achievements. Ciara's talent and ability was obvious from an early age and she was consistently selected on development squads, both boys and girls. To represent your country is a great honour and Ciara does so with humility. Ciara has also recently started to coach the under-age girls' teams at Forth Celtic and is fantastic role model for the young girls in the club. Ciara is also an outstanding all-rounder, playing camogie and football with the St. Martin's club and also with her school, Presentation Wexford.

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