NORTHERN Ireland manager Kenny Shiels has described his side’s Euro 2022 qualification as the “best ever sporting achievement in the UK”.
NI defeated Ukraine 2-0 in the second leg of their play-off at Seaview in Belfast last Tuesday night to complete a 4-1 aggregate victory.
It is the first time in their history that the country has reached the finals of a major international women’s tournament.
The Northern Ireland squad includes a strong contingent from Tyrone and Mid-Ulster, including Magherafelt's Simone Magill, Jackie Burns from Cookstown, Bellaghy’s Sarah McFadden and Castlecaulfield woman Samatha Kelly.
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