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Former Douglas Hall striker will lead the line for the Girls in Green

Former Douglas Hall striker Clare Shine will lead the line for the Republic of Ireland women's national team when they play Montenegro in UEFA Euro 2021 qualifying this afternoon (kick-off 3:00 pm).

The 24-year-old, who plays her football now for Glasgow City in the Scottish Women's Premier League, will lead the line as the Girls in Green look to tighten their grip on second place in Group I.

The former Douglas Hall striker, has been a rising star both locally and internationally since she turned professional in 2012 and signed for Cork City Women's FC.

In her time in Ireland, she played for City Women's and Raheny United. Her biggest moment so far was in November 2017, when she scored the goal to win the Rebel Army the FAI Women's Cup at the Aviva Stadium.

Clare has represented Ireland at all levels. This includes playing in the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup and the 2014 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship. She made her senior debut for Ireland in a 3-0 defeat to Spain in UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualifying in 2016.

Clare's experiences for the Girls in Green continue a fine week for local soccer players on the big stage. Last week, Adam Idah from Douglas, scored a penalty for Norwich City as they knocked Tottenham Hotspur out of the FA Cup. Two days later, former Carrigaline United players Shane Griffin and Alec Byrne, played against one another when Cork City faced St. Patrick's Athletic in the League of Ireland.

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