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Marisa Callahan believes her country was inspired after the women of Northern Ireland qualified for their first major tournament.

Northern Ireland qualified for the 2022 European Championships in England next July, beating Ukraine 4-1 in the qualifying play-offs.

Callaghan, who captained the team and scored the first goal in the second quarter, said the milestone reflects the progress the country and women’s football have made in recent times.

“The game has grown a lot over the last 10 years, put icing on the cake for us on Tuesday,” she said.

“We have changed women’s football here forever and can only make it better.

“It simply came to our notice then. I think we inspired a country of young boys and girls who want to wear a green jersey one day. “

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It has been a long time since the women of Northern Ireland reached their first major tournament.

The team, ranked 49th in the world, did not even exist in 2003 and was not relaunched a year later. In 2021, the team is still a mix of semi-professional and amateur players.

Sarah McFanden is a dit School Sports News Northern Ireland’s qualification for Euro 2022 is “the best time of his life”, while head coach Kenny Shiells believes the team’s achievement will never match.

Given their recent qualification, Callaghan said the beating of the euro would help boost efforts to boost youth development in the country and ensure that Northern Ireland’s success is not a one-off.

She said: “When I was younger, I didn’t have any girls’ teams until I was 13, and we didn’t have role models for young girls. For me now, it attracts me inside.

“I work as a Girls Partnership Officer in the Irish Federation and my main role is to include more girls.

“So I think the team has made my job a lot easier and knowing the investment that goes into the Irish FA has opportunities for girls under the age of four to get involved.

The courses at the clubs work very hard to ensure that girls have the opportunity to join clubs at an early age. “



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Northern Ireland women’s boss Kenny Shiells believes her team’s qualification for a major tournament with semi – professional and amateur players will never match

The Northern Ireland men’s team advanced to the round of 16 at Euro 2016, the first European Championship in the country, with thousands of green and white soldiers rejoicing alongside Michael O’Neill of France.

Callahan is hoping similar numbers will travel to England next year, and their teammates will make history in their first Euro.

She added, “I know about the men of 2016 and how they brought a nation together, so we achieved the same goal and united the nation, and we all have hope to look forward to. Next year.

I know the Green and White Army will support us with hundreds and thousands of people.

“We are considered to have the best fans in the world, so having our Green and White Army would be amazing. “

You can see the interview of Marisa Callaghan here Women’s football show Friday night at 9 p.m. Sky Sports Football.

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L'atteinte de leur premier tournoi majeur a u00e9tu00e9 longue u00e0 venir pour les femmes d'Irlande du Nord.

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Sarah McFadden a dit Actualitu00e9s Sky Sports que la qualification de l'Irlande du Nord pour l'Euro 2022 est "l'un des meilleurs moments de sa vie", tandis que l'entrau00eeneur-chef Kenny Shiels pense que l'exploit de son u00e9quipe ne sera plus jamais u00e9galu00e9.

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Elle a du00e9claru00e9: u00abQuand j'u00e9tais plus jeune, il n'y avait pas d'u00e9quipes de filles dans lesquelles je pouvais jouer jusqu'u00e0 l'u00e2ge de 13 ans et nous n'avions pas les modu00e8les que les jeunes filles ont maintenant, donc pour moi, cela me motive vraiment u00e0 l'intu00e9rieur.

u00abJe travaille pour la Fu00e9du00e9ration irlandaise en tant que responsable de la participation des filles et mon ru00f4le principal est du2019impliquer davantage de filles.

"Je pense donc que l'u00e9quipe a rendu mon travail beaucoup plus facile et connaissant l'investissement qui va de la FA irlandaise, nous avons des opportunitu00e9s pour des filles aussi jeunes que quatre ans de s'impliquer.

"Les parcours dans les clubs travaillent extru00eamement dur pour s'assurer que les filles ont la possibilitu00e9 d'u00eatre dans les clubs quand elles sont jeunes."

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L'u00e9quipe masculine d'Irlande du Nord a atteint les huitiu00e8mes de finale u00e0 l'Euro 2016 dans ce qui u00e9tait le premier Championnat d'Europe du pays alors que des milliers de soldats verts et blancs applaudissaient aux cu00f4tu00e9s de Michael O'Neill en France.

Callaghan espu00e8re que des nombres similaires se rendront en Angleterre l'annu00e9e prochaine pour la voir, elle et ses cou00e9quipiers, entrer dans l'histoire lors de leurs premiers euros.

Elle a ajoutu00e9: u00abJe sais que nous parlons des hommes en 2016 et de la fau00e7on dont ils ont rassemblu00e9 une nation, alors j'espu00e8re que nous avons atteint le mu00eame objectif et ru00e9uni la nation et nous avons tous quelque chose u00e0 espu00e9rer l'annu00e9e prochaine.

u00abJe sais que l'armu00e9e verte et blanche sera lu00e0 par centaines et probablement par milliers pour nous soutenir.

"Nous sommes considu00e9ru00e9s comme ayant les meilleurs fans du monde, donc avoir notre armu00e9e verte et blanche lu00e0-bas sera incroyable."

Vous pouvez voir l'interview complu00e8te de Marissa Callaghan sur Le salon du football fu00e9minin le vendredi u00e0 21h le Sky Sports Football.

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