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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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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 […]