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Extraordinary Leader Amongst Women

“Savannah is a special girl. Her style of play, that comes from my kind of era. There’s so few of them knocking around today, not even in the Premiership in England. Really, blood and guts, not afraid to tackle, puts her body on the line.” They are the words of Ireland Women’s under-19 manager Dave […]

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Waves Sail Home

UCD Waves 4-1 Cork City Women’s FC (Nolan 5’, 28’, O’Gorman 23’, Berrill 70’; Desmond 63’) After enduring 126 days of frustration, the players of UCD Waves finally crossed the white-wash for a league fixture at their home base of Jackson Park – their first of the season. Even more incredibly, it’s almost 10 months […]

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Ireland in the 1972 Mini World Cup

“It was an unbelievable experience”, describes Turlough O’Connor. It might be stretching it slightly to say that Ireland’s maiden World Cup victory actually came 18 years before that shoot-out victory against Romania at Italia ’90. But in the summer of 1972 the Republic of Ireland contested the Minicopa (or Mini World Cup/Brazilian Independence Cup) in […]

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Seagulls a Bridge Too Far for United

Bray Wanderers 2-0 Killester United (Douglas 7’, Scully 58’) Bray overcame non-league Killester United to advance to the semi-finals of the FAI Cup at a rain-swept Carlisle Grounds. For the second round in a row, Bray scored early in the game and eliminated a team in red n’ black stripes. This time however, there was no […]

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Mother’s Day Misery at Morton for Raheny

Raheny United 2-3 UCD Waves (Creagh 32′, 77′; O’Gorman 17′, Nolan 42′, Reid-Burke OG 57′) If they say a week is a long time in football, then 819 days must seem like an eternity. Raheny United’s unbeaten league era was ended by Wexford Youths in February, after a 27 month unbeaten league period. Now they’ve […]

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WFAI Cup final – post match reaction

In a cold, grey tunnel, in the bowels of the Aviva Stadium, a radiant figure stood amongst the various officials, reporters and players. The figure was that of victorious Raheny United captain, Rebecca Creagh, both of her hands were clasped tightly around the treasured prize in her possession – the Women’s FAI Cup. After a […]

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Raheny Surf Tidal Wave to Cup Glory

UCD Waves 1-2 Raheny United AET (O’Gorman 40’; McCabe 20’, Killeen 95’) This all-conquering Raheny United team refused to be swept away by a UCD wave in this end-to-end Cup final at Lansdowne Road. Raheny United’s recent dominance of the domestic game is staggering. They have now won the Women’s FAI Cup in each of […]

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Northern Lights Dazzle Europe

A team more noted for their goal celebrations erupted onto the European stage in July with a series of eye catching Europa League performances. Tiny Stjarnan F.C. of Garðabær town in the Reykjavík capital area of Iceland are making waves in the early stages of the Europa League. They reeled in Bangor City, Motherwell and Polish […]

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Harps Ease Through Cup Exam

Belgrove/Home Farm FC 0-1 Finn Harps (McCann 8′) The outcome of this Ford FAI Cup second round tie, set in the leafy suburbs of Glasnevin, was settled by a harsh decision after 18 minutes. Referee, Simon Rogers, following what looked to be a full blooded 50/50 challenge between Belgrove/Home Farm’s Conor O’Keeffe and Finn Harps’ […]

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The President of Ireland

“I’m having negotiations at the moment with my team here – I do three or four events a day, I get 150 invitations a week – but I’ve been trying to tell them that I’ve a very special set of obligations for Friday evenings, roughly from about 7 to 9:30. It will all come to […]