Clare Shine’s quality finish wins Women’s FAI Cup for Cork

Shine’s brilliant first half goal was the difference against wasteful UCD Waves team

Cork City’s Ciara McNamara and Mary Barrett celebrate with the trophy after the game. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Cork City’s Ciara McNamara and Mary Barrett celebrate with the trophy after the game. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

 

Cork City WFC 1-0 UCD Waves

Cork City WFC are the 2017 Women’s FAI Cup winners after a 1-0 win over UCD Waves at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday.

In a game of few chances, UCD Waves began the better side with the majority of possession in the opening half hour. However, time and time again the final ball didn’t find its target for the Dublin side.

The breakthrough came in the 35th minute with a wonderful goal from Cork. Katie McCarthy picked up the ball in her own half, found Clare Shine with a sublime ball over the top. Brooke Dunne came out to narrow the angle but Shine brilliantly rounded the Waves keeper and slotted home from a tight angle.

UCD Waves’ best chance came with 10 minutes remaining in the game. Cork goalkeeper Amanda Budden’s clearance from the edge of her area landed at the feet of Catherine Cronin 40 yards from goal. The winger took a touch before firing a fantastic lob over the stranded Budden only for it to go inches past the Cork post.

That was to be the last chance of the game as Cork held on for a famous win thanks to player of the match Shine’s brilliant goal, one worthy of winning any cup final.

CORK CITY WFC: A Budden; D Burke, C McNamara M Duncliffe, N O’Toole; K O’Donovan (C Dring 64), K McCarthy; S Ronan (L Kelly 83), M Bourque, D Sheehy; C Shine.

UCD WAVES: B Dunne; A Dunbar (S Gaynor 90), C Walsh, E Cahill, R Carroll; C Mustaki, K Duggan; C Cronin, D Beirne (T O’Gorman 83), A Dunbar; K Letmon (N Chemaou 64).

Referee: P Brady (Dublin).

The Irish Times Logo
Commenting on The Irish Times has changed. To comment you must now be an Irish Times subscriber.
SUBSCRIBE
GO BACK
Error Image
The account details entered are not currently associated with an Irish Times subscription. Please subscribe to sign in to comment.
Comment Sign In

Forgot password?
The Irish Times Logo
Thank you
You should receive instructions for resetting your password. When you have reset your password, you can Sign In.
The Irish Times Logo
Please choose a screen name. This name will appear beside any comments you post. Your screen name should follow the standards set out in our community standards.
Screen Name Selection

Hello

Please choose a screen name. This name will appear beside any comments you post. Your screen name should follow the standards set out in our community standards.

The Irish Times Logo
Commenting on The Irish Times has changed. To comment you must now be an Irish Times subscriber.
SUBSCRIBE
Forgot Password
Please enter your email address so we can send you a link to reset your password.

Sign In

Your Comments
We reserve the right to remove any content at any time from this Community, including without limitation if it violates the Community Standards. We ask that you report content that you in good faith believe violates the above rules by clicking the Flag link next to the offending comment or by filling out this form. New comments are only accepted for 3 days from the date of publication.