Irish women’s team make history in Glasgow

The Republic of Ireland women’s soccer team made history last night by qualifying for next year’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand after an emotional night in Hampden Park, Glasgow.

The Irish team, which included Ballinasloe woman, Heather Payne, kept a strong Scottish side at bay all game and then in the 72nd minute, Donegal woman, Amber Barrett came off the bench to score the only goal of the game which was enough to secure victory for Vera Pauw’s team.

Barrett, whose grandparents were both originally from Creeslough in Co. Donegal, dedicated her winning goal to the 10 people that lost their lives in last week’s horrific tragedy.

The Irish women’s team will find out who they will face in next year’s World Cup when the draw takes place on Saturday the 22nd of October.