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Underdogs Wexford are Top Dogs

Underdogs Wexford Youths claimed the 2019 Women’s FAI Cup with a determined win over favourites Peamount United. The showpiece was a repeat of last year’s tense decider, however this year there were goals and chances aplenty. Youth’s laid the foundations for this victory nearly a month ago – in the semi-final victory over Galway. On […]

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Killeen Hoping to Make the Hard Yards Count in Belfast

As the ear-piercing crescendo of jet engines deafened overhead, Shelbourne Ladies trained at the AUL Complex next to Dublin Airport, ahead of their UEFA Women’s Champions League qualifiers, which begin today. In a way, it’s a cruel location for the players to warm-up, as their normal training venue of the Morton Stadium was sacrificed for […]

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Maher: Preparation is key to European Success

Shelbourne Ladies head coach, Shaun Maher spoke about their European preparations ahead of their UEFA Champions League qualifying group and his wealth of experience in Europe as a player.

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Noelle Murray: “I was highly praised, he’s the play-maker”

The name Noelle is derived from a Latin word, meaning, “birthday (of the Lord)”. So it’s no surprise then to learn that Noelle Murray was born on Christmas Day. Statistically, aside from 29 February, it is considered out of the ordinary to be born on Christmas Day. However, there has been nothing ordinary about Murray’s […]

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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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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 […]