U19s Italy

6th Year, Carla McManus travelled to Rome for two international friendlies on Thursday, January 17th and Saturday, January 19th, in preparation for the UEFA European Championships Elite Round phase. Unfortunately, the side was defeated in both games. However, Carla put in a very strong performance and is hopeful to have done enough to earn her place in the squad that will travel to Spain for the Elite Round in April. Ireland will face Spain, Serbia and Hungary as they look to qualify for the finals in Scotland in July. Carla has previously experienced great success at U17s level. She was a member of the squad that beat both Hungary and Serbia to qualify for the finals in 2017. The U19s side contains many of the same players from that competition, all vying for a spot on Coach, Dave Connell’s side. We are keeping everything crossed that Carla’s previous stellar performances will see her through the selection process.