Northern Ireland women’s team on their way to Inver

Sep 9, 2021 | Archive

There will be history made next Friday as Inver Park hosts its first ever competitive senior international match.

Northern Ireland’s women will take on their Luxembourg counterparts in a World Cup qualifying Group D contest under the lights at Inver on Friday 17th September (7pm).

Former Larne boss Kenny Shiels will see his side get their qualifying campaign underway for the 2023 World Cup at his old home ground. They come into this qualifying series buoyed by making history when they defeated Ukraine in a play-off to qualify for next summer’s European Championships.

In a World Cup qualifying group which also contains England, Shiels’ women will hope to get off to a positive start as they take to the field at Inver.

The game will also see Julie Nelson play in her hometown, as she aims to add to her incredible 117 caps already won for her country.

Larne chairman Gareth Clements said: “We are absolutely delighted to provide Inver Park for Kenny and his team.

“They have done the whole country proud with their recent achievements and it’s fantastic for us to have them based here for the Luxembourg game.

“We feel it is also a reflection on the modern, appealing stadium Inver Park is becoming and we hope the whole football family enjoy watching the game here.

“We look forward to working with the Irish Football Association closely in hosting this game and let everyone see what Inver Park is all about.”

Tickets for the game go on sale tomorrow and are priced at £10 (adults) and £2 (children, aged under 16), while GAWA Official members will get a half price discount code. Tickets will be on sale from official IFA outlets.

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