Shelbourne Complete Double with FAI Cup Victory - Weekly Roundup

Shelbourne Complete Double with FAI Cup Victory - Weekly Roundup
Grace Fisher
Grace Fisher

Shelbourne Win FAI Women's Cup

Shelbourne won the FAI Women's Cup Final with a 2-0 victory over Athlone Town in front of a record crowd for women's domestic soccer — 5,073 — at Tallaght stadium on Nov. 6th. Player of the Match Jessie Stapleton scored a goal just six minutes into the match and club captain Pearl Slattery followed up with another goal at 23 minutes. The win means Shelbourne have completed the double of the FAI cup and Women's National League, which they missed last year when they lost the FAI cup to Wexford Youths.

Dublin Marathon- Bronze for McGuire

Ethiopian Nigist Muluneh won the women's category at the Dublin Marathon on Oct. 30 with a time of 2:28:31, closely followed by fellow Ethiopian Hawi Alemu Negeri, who ran 2:29:33. Courtney McGuire (Clonmel AC) was the first Irishwoman to cross the finish line and took third place overall with a time of 2:32:50; the 23-year-old won the Antrim half-marathon earlier this year, but this was her first marathon. 70-year-old Mary Nolan completed the race for the 41st time; she is the only woman to have run in all Dublin marathons. Sunday marked the return of the race after two years cancelled due to Covid.


Katie Taylor Remains Unbeaten


Katie Taylor defended her world lightweight titles after a unanimously-decided victory against Argentina's Karen Carabajal on Oct. 29, dominating in all rounds. The win extends Taylor's professional record to 22-0 and her overall record to 176-12-1. Promoter Eddie Hearn and Taylor have said they want a fight in Croke Park, ideally a rematch against Amanda Serrano who Taylor defeated in a split decision April in Madison Square Garden, the first time women headlined a boxing event at the historic venue; Serrano has confirmed she's up for a rematch.

WNT Squad Named Ahead of International Friendly with Morocco

The Republic of Ireland Women's National Team today starts an 8-day training camp in Marbella, Spain that will include an International Friendly with Morocco Nov. 14. 16-year-old Shelbourne goalkeeper Katie Keane received her first senior call-up, as did Peamount United midfielder Erin McLaughlin.

The squad is as follows:

Goalkeepers: Courtney Brosnan (Everton), Grace Moloney (Reading), Megan Walsh (Brighton & Hove Albion), Katie Keane (Shelbourne)

Defenders: Harriet Scott (Birmingham City), Niamh Fahey (Liverpool), Louise Quinn (Birmingham City), Diane Caldwell (Reading), Claire O'Riordan (Celtic), Hayley Nolan (London City Lionesses), Jessie Stapleton (Shelbourne), Megan Campbell (Liverpool), Chloe Mustaki (Bristol City), Áine O'Gorman (Peamount United)

Midfielders: Katie McCabe (Arsenal), Denise O'Sullivan (North Carolina Courage), Jamie Finn (Birmingham City), Lily Agg (London City Lionesses), Ciara Grant (Hearts), Lucy Quinn (Birmingham City), Aoibheann Clancy (Wexford Youths), Isibeal Atkinson (West Ham United), Erin McLaughlin (Peamount United)

Forwards: Amber Barrett (FFC Turbine Potsdam), Kyra Carusa (HB Hoge), Abbie Larkin (Shelbourne), Saoirse Noonan (Durham WFC)

LGFA- First Leinster Senior Club Title for Kilmacud Crokes

The Kilmacud Crokes won their first ever Leinster Senior club title after defeating Tinahely Sunday with the help of a hat-trick from player of the match Éabha Rutledge. Amy Conroy also scored a goal for the Crokes. The final score was 4-15 to 0-08.

On the same day Ballymacarbry won the Munster Senior ladies football title for the first time in 22 years in a 0-8, 0-5 victory over the Banner Ladies. Sinéad Kenrick led the way for Ballymacarbry with two early points soon joined by others while Niamh O'Dea managed 3 points for the Banner Ladies.

Elsewhere the Steelstown Brian Ogs were eliminated from the Ulster Intermediate championship after they did not play their semi-final when they were informed of a pitch change too late to get the required footwear. Derry LGFA slammed Ulster LGFA's decision with Ulster LGFA defending their decision with a statement claiming that the Derry Club had been previously informed of the backup (3G) pitch's location.

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