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Irish stopper Louise Quinn hoping for record breaking crowd against Ukraine

Stephen Doyle
Stephen Doyle

2:50 PM - 17 Sep 2019



Republic of Ireland defender Louise Quinn is calling on the Green Army to become record breakers at Tallaght Stadium next month.

Newly appointed head coach Vera Pauw will take charge of the team in their clash with Ukraine on 8 October hoping to make it back-to-back victories in Group I of the Euro 2021 qualifiers after the 2-0 opening win against Montenegro earlier this month.

As part of the 20x20 movement, organisers are hoping to see a record attendance in Tallaght Stadium for an Ireland women’s senior team match.

“It’s always important to have the support behind you when you play for your country," said Quinn, who is Three's 20x20 Ambassador, at today's ticket launch.

"That’s what Irish people are so good at. It doesn’t matter what sport it is, when you play for your country, it’s a proud moment, and to have as much support with you in Tallaght Stadium makes wearing that green jersey all the better."

20x20 co-founder Sarah Colgan is hoping that the current focus on Irish sportswomen will keep growing stronger.

"Sport is having a watershed moment in Irish culture and the skill of our female teams and athletes is being seen more and more," said Colgan.

"The power of seeing crowds turn up and a stadium sell out cannot be underestimated, and the signal it sends to our younger generations is also hugely important.

"We want to break a record on 8 October so that sports fans - men, women, girls and boys - can be part of this mega shift and we can make history together."

Shelbourne's Jess Gargan made her senior international debut in the summer and she is hoping to see supporters from the Women's National League coming out to get behind the Girls in Green.

"It’s important that when WNL players get the chance to play for their country, that the supporters come together and support us.

"We play week in, week out and it’s that competition that brings players to the international stage. It’s important that all the fans come together and support the team, no matter who plays."

You can buy your tickets for the crucial qualifier here.



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