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Foster and O’Neill congratulate NI women’s team

First Minister Arlene Foster and deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill have congratulated the Northern Ireland women’s football team on reaching the Euro 2022 finals. Following the team’s 2-0 win against Ukraine at Seaview last night, the Ministers hailed the history-makers as an inspiration for women and girls. First Minister Arlene Foster said:

“I am so proud of our Northern Ireland squad. This is a team that dared to dream big and through hard work, determination and amazing talent, have made all those dreams come true. Their victory has given us all a much-needed lift to our spirits and they are an inspiration to all of our young people as they show what can be achieved when you aim high. “I send my heartfelt congratulations to them all. We will be with them all the way to the 2022 Euro finals.”

Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill said:

“I was delighted to see this team of fantastic sportswomen making history by reaching the Euro 2022 finals. These footballers are role models for girls and young women everywhere, and their success shows that it is possible to smash your goals and realise your dreams. “This is a phenomenal achievement for women’s football and for local sport, and I hope everyone gets behind them as they continue this remarkable journey.”


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