A massive congratulations to our U21s on their recent silver medal at the European Championships – this was a fantastic return to international netball after such a long break and the disappointment of the World Youth Cup being cancelled.

The NI U21s played with composure to take a 4 goal win in their opening contest against Wales on Friday 12 November, then took on a strong England side on Saturday. Whilst England came away with the victory, all 12 Northern Ireland athletes took the court, including 9 new U21 caps. In the final match up against hosts, Isle of Man on Sunday the U21 team ran out eventual winners to secure the 2021 European U21 silver medal.

Congratulations to all our new U21 caps, the management team, and to all the U21 squad; and our thanks to all the friends and family, the Mary Peters Trust, Activefeet Podiatry, PC Atutos/Collision Belfast and the Gordon Group for their sponsorship and supporting the group’s fundraising. This squad now takes a break over the Christmas period, with NI based squad members engaging in weekly S&C training around club training. Further competition opportunities will arise in 2022.

U21 Long Squad 2021
Name Surname Club
Aela Stewart City of Derry
Alex Martin Leeds Rhinos NPL
Ana Mulholland Crumlin CNC
Anna Cowan Larkfield
Anna O’Keefe Belfast Ladies
Beth Brennan Belfast Ladies
Blaithin Donnelly City of Derry
Caitlin Cunningham Belfast Ladies
Catelyn Burns Belfast Ladies
Dearbhla Coleman Kingsway
Elise McFarland Kingsway
Erin Young Belfast Ladies
Eva Ramsey Kingsway
Evelyn McCagherty London Pulse NPL
Georgie McGrath Kingsway
Hannah Haycock Kingsway
Hannah Quinn Larkfield
Jill Smiley Belfast Ladies
Joyce Oluwaleye Kingsway
Lauren Walshe Belfast Ladies
Lisa Carlin Belfast Ladies
Maria McCann Belfast Ladies
Meabh Bradley Crumlin CNC
Michelle Magee Kingsway
Nada Hawela Belfast Ladies
Niamh Fitzpatrick Belfast Ladies
Olivia McCloskey Kingsway
Orla McGeough City of Derry
Orla Mulligan Saracen Mavericks
Orlaith Rogers Westside
Rosa McCloskey Kingsway
Sarah Colgan Kingsway
Siobhán Baine Belfast Ladies
Sophie Senior Kingsway
Tillie Irvine Laganside

U21 Northern Ireland team – Silver medallists at European Championships 2021

Management Team
Head Coach Clare Winning
Assistant Coach Bronagh McAfee
Team Manager Laura Lovett