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2017-2018 Ireland women's football
« on: February 11, 2017, 08:34:10 AM »
Ireland's senior national team has a new coach, Colin Bell:

http://www.womenssoccerunited.com/colin-bell-announced-as-republic-of-ireland-wnt-head-coach/

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Bell will begin the new role on Monday, February 13 and fills the vacancy left by Sue Ronan who stepped down after six years. The English native, who has been in Germany since 1982, is due to depart SC Sand in the Frauen Bundesliga shortly, and is excited to get started.

Following a playing career with FSV Mainz 05, Bell moved into coaching where he has worked in both the men’s and women’s game over the last three decades, learning from the likes of current Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp and enjoying a lot of success. In 2015, Bell guided FFC Frankfurt to glory in the UEFA Women’s Champions League.


Bell at FFC Frankfurt in 2015 (pic: Michael Frey)

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« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2017, 08:08:18 AM »
Ireland at the Cyprus Cup:

- www.womensfootball.eu/forum/index.php/topic,8304.0.html

A great final placing, ending up in a 3rd/4th playoff with North Korea...

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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2017, 07:55:36 AM »
Ireland at the Cyprus Cup:

- www.womensfootball.eu/forum/index.php/topic,8304.0.html

A great final placing, ending up in a 3rd/4th playoff with North Korea...


On the other hand, there was more worrying news - the captain Emma Byrne has talked about the lack of financial support, even for international players. After New Zealand's own captain Abby Erceg retired for the exact same reason, it's a familiar story:

https://www.fifpro.org/news/irish-women-falling-behind/en/

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"We get no reimbursements, so players either have to take holiday pay, holiday leave, leave without pay” to join up with the national team, Byrne said. “For players who have mortgages, bills and general expenses it's really difficult for them."

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« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2017, 09:18:38 AM »
Ireland on strike! ... ?  possibly? ???

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The Professional Footballers' Association Of Ireland solicitor accompanied women's team members at Tuesday's news conference.

"There is a possibility that the game against Slovakia [on Monday] will not go ahead. The last thing the women's international team want is to not play a game," added the PFAI official.



It's been building for a few weeks:


On the other hand, there was more worrying news - the captain Emma Byrne has talked about the lack of financial support, even for international players. After New Zealand's own captain Abby Erceg retired for the exact same reason, it's a familiar story:

https://www.fifpro.org/news/irish-women-falling-behind/en/

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"We get no reimbursements, so players either have to take holiday pay, holiday leave, leave without pay” to join up with the national team, Byrne said. “For players who have mortgages, bills and general expenses it's really difficult for them."

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« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2017, 07:49:15 PM »
Ireland on strike! ... ?  possibly? ???

"There is a possibility that the game against Slovakia [on Monday] will not go ahead. The last thing the women's international team want is to not play a game," added the PFAI official.

They've come to an agreement... and just looking at the terms, you can imagine how bad it had been before.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/39502054

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« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2017, 06:11:06 AM »
The Slovakia game did go ahead last Monday, and Ireland recorded a 1-0 win at Tallaght Stadium in South Dublin:

Highlights: https://twitter.com/FAIreland/status/851499668588683264
Report: http://www.fai.ie/ireland/match/55501/2017/999943444?tab=report

In other news, national coach Colin Bell will also lead the Irish women's team at the World University Games in Taiwan in the summer.

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« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2017, 09:35:43 PM »
An interview with Wexford's manager, Laura Heffernan:

- http://www.sportswomen.ie/heffernan-hopes-international-recognition-ahead-shelbourne-test/

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Heffernan returned to the club in the off-season as manager having previously held an assistant manager’s role at Ferrycarrig Park.

With the teams across the Continental Tyre’s Womens National League getting stronger, Heffernan is delighted to be back at the club and has praised the standard of the league this campaign.

She continued: “It’s great for me to be back. I’m really enjoying it and working with the players has been great as they’ve got a fantastic attitude.

“This season was always going to be about getting back on track and I haven’t really had to do much in terms of that because of the players’ mentality. They just constantly want to achieve."

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« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2017, 08:26:39 AM »
At the European U17 championship, Ireland improved from defeats against England and Norway, to pick up a point against the group winners, the Netherlands:

- http://www.the42.ie/irelands-youngsters-bow-out-of-european-championships-with-creditable-draw-3379520-May2017/

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Holland’s youngsters by no means had it all their own way, however. Amid heavy rain at the Domazlice Stadium in the Czech Republic, 14-year old Shelbourne Ladies starlet Jessica Ziu saw her shot go narrowly wide in the 23rd minute, as Ireland threatened to take a surprise lead.

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« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2017, 01:38:28 AM »
Ireland have a home friendly against a strong opponent, Iceland (Tallaght Stadium, Thu 8 June, 7.30pm). Later Ireland will travel to Scotland for a 7 July friendly, the first match between the nations since 2012.

Full Ireland squad for the Iceland game:

- http://www.shekicks.net/news/view/14510

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Peamount United forward Heather Payne, who starred for the U-17s side in the recent European Championships, has received her first call-up, as well as UCD Waves forward Dearbhaile Beirne.

Shelbourne midfield duo Alex Kavanagh and Roma McLaughlin have been promoted to the senior squad from the U-19s, whilst Cork City goalkeeper Amanda Budden also comes into the squad as five Continental Tyres National League teams are represented.

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« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2017, 08:41:37 AM »
Ireland have a home friendly against a strong opponent, Iceland (Tallaght Stadium, Thu 8 June, 7.30pm). Later Ireland will travel to Scotland for a 7 July friendly, the first match between the nations since 2012.

Full Ireland squad for the Iceland game:

- http://www.shekicks.net/news/view/14510


Video interview with Karen Duggan, who also looks ahead to Ireland v Northern Ireland in the 2019 World Cup qualifiers:

- http://www.shekicks.net/news/view/14575

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The UCD Waves midfielder and the current Women’s Player of the Year Duggan believes Iceland could be their toughest test under Colin Bell yet, with the Icelandic side preparing for the European Championships in July.

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« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2017, 06:23:29 AM »
Bit late, but here's the Ireland v Iceland match report:

- https://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0608/881302-ireland-iceland/

Next test will be away to Scotland on Fri 7 June.
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« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2017, 04:43:42 AM »
Next test will be away to Scotland on Fri 7 June.

Here's the game:

Scotland v Ireland, 7 July
- www.youtube.com/watch?v=HR4UVZBOkBI



In club football, "oh my god, they lost to Kilkenny!"

- http://www.extratime.ie/articles/19347/history-made-as-kilkenny-united-win-first-ever-league-match/

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Since entering the Women's National League in 2015 – two-and-a-half seasons ago – they've lost a lot of games. 32, to be exact, in the league; their sole point an away draw to Cork City in February 2016.
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« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2017, 06:16:12 AM »

New Ireland national captain Katie McCabe:

- http://www.extratime.ie/articles/19534/arsenals-katie-mccabe-named-new-republic-of-ireland-senior-captain/ (Archive.org page)

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The 21-year-old, who is currently on loan at Glasgow City FC from Arsenal Ladies, takes over the armband from Emma Byrne, who announced her retirement yesterday.

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« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2017, 07:34:34 AM »

News for Shelbourne, currently sitting 4th in the Irish WNL:

- http://www.extratime.ie/articles/19561/shelbourne-re-sign-american-striker-gloria-douglas-until-the-end-of-the-season/

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Shelbourne have announced the re-signing of American striker Gloria Douglas until the end of the season. ... The 25-year-old is a graduate of the University of Virginia, for whom she appeared in 96 games over four years, the joint-most for any player in the college's history.