“For John Caulfield just to ring me was an honour, I thought my time had been and gone, but I can’t wait to get started. I know Mark from playing against him. It should be good to train with him every day, there will be good competition and a bit of banter as well, I’m sure.”
The Republic of Ireland Women’s U19s suffered a 3-1 friendly defeat to Portugal in this week’s mini-tournament, with City’s Saoirse Noonan hitting the net. Cork’s Danielle Burke also featured.