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Monday 03 Apr 2023
Northern Ireland WU19s set to play three Euro qualifiers in Belfast

Northern Ireland’s Women’s Under-19 team will face Kosovo, Cyprus and Latvia in Euro qualifiers over the coming week.

They will be competing in League B Group 3 in stage two of the qualifiers for the 2022-23 edition of UEFA Women’s U19 Euro – and the four-team mini tournament is being hosted in Northern Ireland, with the games staged at Seaview and Solitude in Belfast.

Interim coach Lynne Carroll has chosen a 20-strong panel for the qualifiers. Seventeen of the players took part in WU19 Euro 2023 League A qualifiers back in the autumn. The new faces are Lisburn Rangers Ladies pair Cerys Madden and Cara Tumelty along with Linfield Ladies midfielder Sienna Leckey.

Cyprus and Kosovo will kick off the mini tournament tomorrow (4 April) when they face each other at Seaview at 1pm.

And Northern Ireland’s first match is at the same venue tomorrow evening (7 o’clock kick-off). They will be up against Latvia WU19s.

Matchday two will see Kosovo take on Latvia at noon on Friday (7 April) at Solitude, while Northern Ireland are set to face Cyprus at Seaview on Friday. And that qualifier is also scheduled to start at noon.

Northern Ireland, who are top seeds in the group, will be at Seaview again next Monday for their final B3 match. That game against the Kosovans is due to kick off at noon. And Latvia and Cyprus will be meeting at the same time next Monday at Solitude.

Match streaming links

NORTHERN IRELAND vs LATVIA U19

The winners of the group will be promoted to League A for 2023-24 round one.

Northern Ireland’s three matches in B3 are being shown live on FIFA’s streaming platform, FIFA+. It can be accessed worldwide at fifaplus.com and on major app stores. 

Northern Ireland WU19 squad for B3 qualifiers:

Goalkeepers – Rachel Norney (Merseyrail Ladies), Erin McAllister (Linfield Ladies).

Defenders – Ella Haughey, Cerys Madden and Caoimhe Mulholland (all Lisburn Rangers Ladies), Sarah Tweedie (Glentoran Women), Jane McMaster (Linfield Ladies), Aimee Neal (Sion Swifts Ladies), Mikayla Wildgoose (Birmingham City Women).

Midfielders – Rhyleigh Marks and Sienna Leckey (both Linfield Ladies), Helen Parker and Cara Tumelty (both Lisburn Rangers Ladies), Aoibhe O’Neill (Sion Swifts Ladies).

Forwards – Erin Montgomery, Eve Reilly and Ellie-Mae Dickson (all Lisburn Rangers Ladies), Kerri Halliday and Emily Reid (both Linfield Ladies), Naomi McLaughlin (Sion Swifts Ladies).