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TWEETS: The Huge Reaction As Irish Women's Football Team's Demands Are Met

By James Fenton

April 6, 2017 at 9:31am


While you were sleeping, the Irish Women's Football team were busy negotiating with the Football Association of Ireland to be given the privilege of having such basic rights as their own tracksuits, the option not to use holidays from work in order to represent their country and access to a gym. 

Yesterday, the squad refused to attend training while receiving the backing of the general public. 

At around 3am today, the FAI released the following statement revealing that all the demands of the team had been met. 

Ethel Buckley of Siptu, who had been helping the team with negotiations also released a statement on a landmark day for women's sport in this country:

The efforts of the Irish squad has garnered the attention of a global audience and many took to Twitter to congratulate the girls on their victory. 

International professional footballers' union FIFPro posted the following:

While this Greek outlet wrote: 'The Irish federation and the players of the national women's groups have solved their differences.'

The reaction here at home was equally as joyous with a huge number of people congratulating the team online:

The players themselves thanked the public for their support on a monumental day:

The Republic of Ireland's Women's National Team take on Slovakia at Tallaght Stadium this coming Monday at 2pm.

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