Heading for glory on a Caribbean beach
Published 13/09/2010 | 05:00
While most girls their age are still just settling back into school, Ireland's Under-17 soccer team played some beach soccer in the Caribbean yesterday.
But it wasn't all for fun, as the girls were training hard for their FIFA Under-17 Women's World Cup match tonight, which takes place in the tiny island nation of Trinidad and Tobago.
Strikers Stacie Donnelly and Denise O'Sullivan (pictured above) relaxed with a kickabout at Mount Irvine Bay on Tobago.
The Ireland team need at least a draw when they face Ghana in Tobago's Dwight Yorke Stadium, at midnight Irish time.
The match is the final game of the opening stage of the tournament, with Ireland already top of the group.
A win would definitely put them through to the quarter-finals.
Republic of Ireland manager Noel King (right) said he and the team are confident of getting the right result.
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