The team, which was composed of individuals with different abilities, defeated the Netherlands 12-6 in their tournament debut. They won their first match against Denmark 11-1 and then defeated Spain 16-1 in their next game.
The newly-formed team was able to score 39 goals in three games, which proved their class and secured them the top spot in Group A.
The tournament was held in Denmark’s FC Storeblt. The formation of the team was made possible through the efforts of the CP Football Academy, which held training sessions at Dublin’s AUL Complex. They are hoping that the tournament victory will encourage more girls to join the team.
The members of the team included Heather Jameson, Georgia Barry, Ella Sherlock, Elsie Friel, Katie Finnegan, Robyn Ennis, Reeva Merriman, Eva Walsh and Ali O’Connor. The team was supported by a staff composed of Mick Doyle (Head Coach), Tina McLoughlin (Assistant Coach), Meghan Gannon (Physio), Bobby Moore (Equipment Officer) and Rachel Kavanagh (Team Operations).
To get involved with the Girls CP Academy, you can visit their website and look for information on how to join: www.fai.ie