'Remarkable' 13-Year-Old Defender Called Into Irish Women's Senior Squad

'Remarkable' 13-Year-Old Defender Called Into Irish Women's Senior Squad

13-year-old Cherry Orchards defender Jessie Stapleton has been called to the Senior Women's International squad for next week's training camp by boss Colin Bell.

The highly regarded Dublin teen has already played for the Ireland U15 and made history early in her career when she became the first female to play in the Dublin & District Schoolboys League with her club Cherry Orchard.


Stapleton is unable to play a full international until she is sixteen but is one of the emerging stars within Irish youth football. Cherry Orchard released a statement congratulating Stapleton on the impressive feat.

A remarkable achievement from a player at such a young age. Jessie has a huge career ahead of her as she has a fantastic attitude and love for the game, and everyone at the Cherry Orchard FC are so proud of her.

Huge congratulations to Jessies Orchard coach Brendan Wynne and his coaching team for guiding Jessie to this stage of her career.

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