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Three Institute of Technology Blanchardstown Soccer Stars Selected for the World University Games 2017

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24/07/2017 14:58:37

World University Games


Pictured (from left to right) Ronan Keaskin ITB Sports Development Officer, Ian Molloy, Eleanor Ryan-Doyle and Jamie Hollywood.

The Institute of Technology Blanchardstown (ITB) are delighted to announce today that three ITB students will represent Ireland at the World University Games in Taipei on the island of Taiwan this August. The opening ceremony will take place in front of 40,000 spectators on August 18th with the games due to close on August 29th.



The Ireland Men's Head Coach, Greg Yelverton, named Jamie Hollywood and Ian Molloy as part of his 20 man squad. Jamie is a Sports Management and Coaching student at ITB and has represented the college team for the last two years. Jamie currently plays with Drogheda United in the Airtricity League. Net minder Molloy is also a Sports Management and Coaching student and plays for ITB and Leinster Senior League side Firhouse Clover. The team will kick off their campaign on the August 18th when they will play France, they will then play Mexico on the 21st with their final game of the group stages being on August 23rd versus the host nation Taipei. All matches will kick off at 12:30pm Irish time.



Colin Bell announced that the very talented U19 International player Eleanor Ryan-Doyle will be part of his 20 woman squad at WUG. Eleanor plays a vital role on both her ITB and Peamount United teams. Awarded the WSCAI (Women's Soccer Colleges Association of Ireland) Ryan-Doyle is the top Goal scorer this year, providing ITB with 29 goals from eight games. She has already represented Ireland a number of times this year at International tournaments and championships. Her International experience will no doubt stand to her when playing on the World stage in Taipei later this summer. The Girls in Green will start off their campaign on August 18th against Mexico at 9:00am (Irish time) with their second group game taking place at 9:00am (Irish time) on August 20th against Canada.



Congratulating Eleanor, Ian and Jamie, ITB Sports Development Officer Ronan Keaskin said "ITB wishes the three students the very best of luck at the World Student Games. This is a marvellous opportunity and no doubt they will do both ITB and Ireland proud".

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