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Sunday 17 December 2017

Quartet off to Taipei

Wexford F.C. midfielder Shane Dunne has been selected on the Ireland squad for the World University Games which will take place in Taipei from August 18 to 29.

The I.T. Carlow student is part of the 20-player squad of coach Greg Yelverton, himself a former player at Ferrycarrig Park who made a total of 29 league appearances in 2010 and 2011, scoring one goal.

And there is also club representation on the women's squad, with Aisling Frawley (D.C.U.), Claire O'Riordan (I.T. Carlow) and Aoibhín Webb (D.C.U.) all named on the panel chosen by Colin Bell.

These Games are held every second year, and the two squads will travel to the small island off the coast of China on August 11 before playing their first games seven days later - the men against France, and the women versus Mexico.

The men will also meet Mexico and Taipei in their group, with the women also due to play Canada.

Dunne will miss his club's first round game in the Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup, the second round if they qualify, and a league game in between at home to Cabinteely on August 18.

Likewise, the three women will be absent for round one of the FAI Cup plus league matches against Galway and Kilkenny United.

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