IT Sligo to fly the Irish flag at European Universities Futsal Championship

IT Sligo Women’s soccer team will represent Ireland in the 9th European Universities Futsal Championship in Antequera, Spain from July 21-28.

Almost 30 countries will be represented and almost 600 athletes will take part in the event.

Earlier this year, the IT Sligo team successfully defended its Women’s Soccer Colleges Association of Ireland premier league title and then claimed the WSCAI Futsal Intervarsity’s trophy for the first time. Having topped their group at the final of the Irish Futsal Tournament, the team beat IT Carlow 4-3 in a thrilling final.

The team, led by manager Emma Mullin who has herself played for Ireland at an international level, are eager to bring their recent good form to this prestigious European tournament. Five of the current squad – (Roisin McCafferty, Emma Hansberry, Geraldine McLaughlan, Deirdre Doherty, and Aileen Gilroy) also played on the Irish team at the World University games in Kazan, Russia this month.

Sligo girl Emma Hansberry was named Irish U19 player of the year this year and Deirdre Doherty from Mayo was recently capped at senior international level for Ireland.

The tournament represents a fantastic chance for these student athletes to compete at the highest level.

Supported by an attractive Sport Scholarship Programme and professional-standard sports facilities, IT Sligo has a strong record in attracting high calibre female soccer players.

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