Greencastle starlet in Portugal

Gemma McGuinness with Glodie Bakala, Scoil Mochua, Celbridge, Co. Kildare at a promo event in Lansdowne Road recently.
Gemma McGuinness with Glodie Bakala, Scoil Mochua, Celbridge, Co. Kildare at a promo event in Lansdowne Road recently.

GREENCASTLE’S Gemma McGuinness has been included in the Republic of Ireland’s U19 squad that travels to Portugal for two friendlies tonight (Tuesday) and Thursday (September 5).

The local woman has been picked by Dave Connell as he prepares for the Republic’s UEFA qualifying group later this month.

The Republci of Ireland are due to host a qualifying group that contains Denmark, Greece and Kazakhstan with six games taking place in the Dublin area from September 21 to 26.

McGuinness is in the running for an appearance against Portugal tonight at the Municipal Stadium Dr Jorge Sampaio, Pedroso (8pm kick off) or on Thursday at the Stadium CF Canelas (11am).