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Thursday 18 October 2018

Boca Juniors captain excels for Irish Under-17s

BOCA JUNIORS captain Nicola Sinnott enjoyed a fantastic week with the Irish Under-17 panel when she figured prominently in all three matches in Castlebar. On Tuesday evening, she played in midfield as Ireland overcame Scotland 2-0, with Nicola coming close to a goal when she shot inches over the crossbar early in the second-half.

Nicola stars on the international stage

BOCA JUNIORS captain Nicola Sinnott enjoyed a fantastic week with the Irish Under-17 panel when she figured prominently in all three matches in Castlebar.

On Tuesday evening, she played in midfield as Ireland overcame Scotland 2-0, with Nicola coming close to a goal when she shot inches over the crossbar early in the second-half.

On Wednesday evening, Ireland played a very skilful U.S.A. in torrential rain in what turned out to be a very exciting thriller. The Americans went into a 2-0 lead and seemed to be well in control until the Irish squad got their match plan in order and two quick goals brought the sides level.

The U.S. had the final say with two late goals but this was a fantastic performance by the Irish squad, with Nicola putting a particularly strong performance.

It must be remembered that women's soccer in the U.S.A. is very strong so a performance like this is most creditable.

The players on this particular U.S.A. squad would be selected from an initial trial of approximately 800,000 players.

On Saturday, Ireland played a Connacht Under-18 selection and won easily by four goals to nil in the Connacht Shield as the international side finished third in the tournament.

Afterwards, Nicola Sinnott brought further pride to Wexford women's soccer when she was awarded the Irish player of the tournament - a tremendous achievement for the young player who only made her debut in green two weeks ago.

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