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Ireland Under-17s progress at World Cup

The Ireland Women's Under-17 team have progressed to the quarter-finals of the World Cup after defeating Ghana 3-0 at the Dwight Yorke Stadium in Tobago, RTÉ reports.

The Girls in Green's World Cup dream lives after a stunning victory thanks to two first-half goals from Megan Campbell and Stacie Donnelly and a second-half piledriver from Aileen Gilroy sent Ireland through as group winners.

Ireland will now play Japan in Trinidad on Friday and having come this far, anything is now possible for this talented team.

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The stadium, named after local hero and former Manchester United star Yorke, nestled in the lush green hills of Scarborough in Tobago provided the backdrop for thìs do-or-die Group D clash. .

A thoroughly comprehensive 3-0 win sees Ireland top the group on goal difference and their World Cup adventure continues for another four days at least.

In the group's other game, Brazil proved too strong for Canada and progressed to meet Spain after their 2-0 victory.

 

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