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Delight: Northern Ireland women’s team celebrate after qualifying for the European Championships next year

Delight: Northern Ireland women’s team celebrate after qualifying for the European Championships next year

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NI defender Julie Nelson (left)

NI defender Julie Nelson (left)

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Delight: Northern Ireland women’s team celebrate after qualifying for the European Championships next year

Disbelief, phones pinging constantly with social media alerts and messages from TV stars.

That's what Northern Ireland's women footballers have been experiencing since creating history on Tuesday night by reaching the finals of a major international tournament for the first time.


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