The Irish U-17 Women’s team will play two games in Waterford over the weekend.
International football will return to Waterford this weekend with two Under 17 International Women’s games to be played in the South-East as the Republic of Ireland will take on Iceland on Friday at the RSC before Graun Park hosts the second game on Sunday.
It will be another special moment for the seaside club as they have played host to many International games in recent times including a European clash between Gibraltar and Malta in the Under 19 Championships a couple of years ago after Ferrycarrig Park was deemed unplayable.
After also playing host to the Under 18 homegrown championships in recent years, it’s great to see International football return to the Junior club with the game scheduled for Sunday next, February 16, with a 2pm kick-off.
Speaking ahead of the game, Tramore AFC football director Paul Power said, “It’s another big occasion for the club and we’re all looking forward to playing host to what promises to be a cracking game between Ireland and Iceland.
“We have always received great support not only from our own club members but from all the clubs in Waterford and we’re delighted to be chosen again to host an International fixture in these parts. We’d urge everyone to try support the girls on will be a big occasion for them.
“It’s great that we also have the People’s Stand to be able to accommodate the crowd especially with the weather and we’re hoping that the weather will be good to us for this game. For any club to host an International match is important and this is down to the remarkable work from the people in our club.
“We’ve got great men that continue their brilliant work on the playing surface here at Graun Park and without them we wouldn’t have a pitch in such condition. The game will kick-off at 2pm and we’re welcoming people to a reception at the club at 1.15pm. We’re all looking forward to it.”
The first game between Ireland and Iceland will be played at the RSC on February 14, the same day as the start of the League of Ireland season with a 7pm kick-off before that game in Tramore two days later. With Ireland scoring 21 goals in three games to date, goals are expected and we wish Ireland the very best.