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... and Katie is set for Raheny's Champions League clash

IT'S been a busy summer for Raheny United striker Katie McCabe who is now off to the Champions' League.

The UEFA women's Champions' League qualifying round kicks off today with Raheny faceing Romanian team Olympic Cluj.

Katie has just returned from a historic bid for the European Championships just last month with the U19 Ireland squad.

The team reached the semi-finals in Norway but lost out to Holland 4-0.

Dubbed 'the history girls', the squad progressed further in the competition than any Irish U19 women's team before them.

"It was heartbreaking to miss out in Norway but I'm looking forward to the next challenge," the footballer told the Herald.

The talented Dub is confident that United will rise to the challenge and do well in their group.

"We've been training really hard and we are confident but not overly cocky," Katie said.

"More than anything we are just up for the challenge."

The team will need to come out on top of their group to continue in the competition.

Katie (18), from Tallaght, played a key part in the Ireland team's campaign and now she is out to have the same success in Romania.

The team has played 41 games unbeaten in the National League of Ireland since 2012.

As if back-to-back tournaments weren't enough, Katie gets her Leaving Cert results on Wednesday.

hnews@herald.ie


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