Inver Park is gearing up to host a mini-tournament for the Northern Ireland under-19 Women’s side next week.
The stadium will play host to five games in total over the course of a week, as Alfie Wylie’s girls face Faroe Islands, Azerbaijan and Malta, kicking off on Wednesday 6th April.
The games will be a good test for Wylie’s side, and will no doubt prove to be an important gauge for senior Women’s boss Kenny Shiels, looking on ahead of his side’s European Championship campaign in England this summer.
The games next week see the continuing trend of Inver Park being utilised by the international sides, which has pleased General Manager Niall Curneen.
“Since the work began at the stadium we have been delighted to work closely with the IFA,” he said.
“We hosted a senior Women’s World Cup qualifier recently at a sold out Inver Park. We have also had the under-21 men’s side train here and now this run of fixtures for the under-19 Women.
“We have said all along we want the redeveloped Inver Park, with facilities which are improving all the time, to be used by the wider community and we’re delighted to host these games.
“It’s also fantastic for the people of Larne to have international football for a week, right on their doorstep.”
Entry to these games are free for spectators. The fixtures in full:
Wednesday 6th April:
Faroe Islands vs Azerbaijan (2pm)
NI vs Malta (730pm)
Saturday 9th April:
Azerbaijan vs Malta (2pm)
NI vs Faroes (730pm)
Tuesday 12th April:
Azerbaijan vs NI (2pm)
As well as the women’s internationals we are also delighted to be hosting one of the Intermediate Cup semi-final on Tuesday 5th April, when Armagh City take on East Belfast.