A huge congratulations is in order for the Irish Ladies soccer team as the Republic of Ireland has qualified for the FIFA Women’s World Cup for the first time, making history.
The team won 1-0 over Scotland in a monumental moment, with Donegal’s Amber Barrett scoring the winning goal in the 72nd minute.
Right after scoring Amber fell to her knees and pointed toward her black arm band which was commemorating the victims of the tragic Creeslough explosion in her home county.
Amber told RTE Sport, that the win was dedicated to “those 10 beautiful souls”.
Republic of Ireland manager Vera Pauw told Morning Ireland, “It’s not only the game here, it’s for all women in Ireland. If you really want something and you put all your effort in it together as a group, then anything is possible.
“We said after our defeat in Ukraine two years ago; ‘we will go the World Cup.’ ‘We have missed out here this will never happen again, we will go to the World Cup.’
“That determination came from players and staff and the FAI and everybody around us that has given the sacrifices, investment and support that we needed.
“But it’s those tigers on the pitch that have do it because the discipline they put in is unbelievable.
“Maybe Atletico Madrid can match it but I have never seen another team that’s been so disciplined in the gameplan that we set-up.”
The Women’s World Cup will take place in Australia and New Zealand kicking off in July next year.