Thursday 17 October 2019

Many cup winners started in Wexford League

Rianna Jarrett shows her delight after Sunday's FAI Cup final success in the Aviva Stadium
Rianna Jarrett shows her delight after Sunday's FAI Cup final success in the Aviva Stadium
Ciara Rossiter unleashes a shot on goal during Sunday's memorable victory in the FAI Cup final

Well done to Wexford Youths Women on lifting the W.F.A.I. Senior Cup on Sunday when they overcame Shelbourne on penalties after a 2-2 draw.

It is a testament to the strength of the women's game in Wexford that so many former league players were on the team which has now proved beyond doubt it's the best in the country.

Clubs like All Blacks, Ferns United, Benfica, North End United, The Ballagh, St. Cormac's, Forth Celtic, Shilellagh United, Boca Juniors, Curracloe United, Braun, Parkville United, Tramore and Wexford Celtic all had some connection on the pitch on Sunday and all can take some pride from this victory.

Some of these clubs still exist, others do not, while some others do not compete in the Wexford league any more, but all have played their part in the development of these players who now look to be well on the way to becoming a dominant force in women's soccer nationally.

Congratulations to Willie Doyle, Laura Heffernan and their backroom staff who have worked very hard to achieve this great success and showed that winning at the highest level does not come easy.

Everyone involved in Wexford Women's soccer wish them the best of luck for the coming season as they look to retain their league title.

Well done also to Fiona Ryan of St. Leonards who took part in the weekend's Schools Under-15 inter-provincials which were held in Dublin.

Fiona played a part in all three games and scored the first goal in a 2-1 win over Connacht on Saturday, and also played a major part when Leinster beat Ulster 4-3 in Friday night's opening game.

Even though they lost their final game 2-1 to Munster, they had done enough to win the tournament overall, so well done to Fiona and her team-mates.

Hopefully this will be the beginning of her career on the national stage.

Wexford People

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