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Marissa Callaghan: Northern Ireland will play for injured forward Simone Magill

Northern Ireland captain Marissa Callaghan insisted her side will play their upcoming Euro 2022 match against Austria for injured striker Simone Magill.Magill sustained an anterior cruciate ligament injury during Northern Ireland’s opening game, a 4-1 hammering at the hands of Norway in Group A.Callaghan believes her team-mate’s injury will serve as an added incentive to the rest of the side as they look to bounce back with a positive result against Austria on Monday.“The girls have been heartbroken for Simone,” the skipper said.“She’s a really important player for us and, not only that, she’s a close friend.“We always speak about...

Marissa Callaghan: Northern Ireland are not at Euro 2022 to make up numbers

Captain Marissa Callaghan insists Northern Ireland are not at Euro 2022 to “make up numbers” as she prepares to lead her country into their first major tournament.The veteran Cliftonville midfielder has declared herself fit and ready for Thursday evening’s historic clash with Norway in Southampton after making a rapid recovery from a broken bone in her foot.Northern Ireland are easily the lowest-ranked team in the 16-nation tournament and massive underdogs to progress from a group also containing Austria and hosts England.📍 We have arrived at St Mary’s 🏟 #ANewDream #GAWA #WEURO2022— Northern Ireland (@NorthernIreland) July 6, 2022Yet, on the...

Euro 2022: Marissa Callaghan and Ashley Hutton in NI squad for Belgium warm-up

Northern Ireland captain Marissa Callaghan has been named in the 24-player squad for Thursday's Euro 2022 warm-up in Belgium. Callaghan was on crutches following a minor toe injury sustained in May but has been deemed fit enough to face the Belgians. Linfield defender Ashley Hutton is also included after recently...

OLD NI captain Marissa Callaghan backs Kenny Shiels after controversial comments

Northern Ireland Women captain Marissa Callaghan has spoken up in support of manager Kenny Shiels after he caused controversy this week by saying “women are more emotional than men”.Shiels was speaking in the wake of Northern Ireland’s 5-0 World Cup qualifying defeat at home to England on Tuesday night when explaining why he felt his side too often conceded goals in quick succession.The comments attracted criticism from pundits, former players and politicians, and overshadowed a night on which a record crowd of 15,348 had travelled to Windsor Park to watch the match.Shiels apologised for his remarks on— Marissa Callaghan...