History Books

Niamh Fahey becomes the first 1st Irish woman to win the FA Cup at Wembley

The Galway native played 90 minutes as the Blues saw off Notts County in front of a 30,000-strong crowd.

Soccer - Women's FA Cup - Final - Chelsea v Notts County - Wembley The Chelsea players celebrate. Andrew Matthews Andrew Matthews

CHELSEA LIFTED THE Women’s FA Cup for the first time in the club’s history with a 1-0 win over Notts County this afternoon.

A 37th-minute goal from South Korean striker Ji So-Yun was enough to clinch the trophy in front of 30,000 spectators at Wembley Stadium.

Among Chelsea’s starting line-up was Ireland defender Niamh Fahey, who marshalled their defence excellently on the day.

The 27-year-old former Galway ladies footballer, joined the Blues back in April after eight seasons with Arsenal and becomes the first Irish woman to win the FA Cup at the famous ground, which was hosting the final for the first time. She has now won the competition on five occasions.

Niamh Fahey Ireland defender Fahey. Ryan Byrne / INPHO Ryan Byrne / INPHO / INPHO

Fahey’s international team-mate Fiona O’Sullivan was an 82nd-minute substitute for the Magpies but couldn’t make the most of a late headed chance.

(h/t: Mary White

You won’t believe why the Cabinteely manager wasn’t in the dug-out last night

More misery for Sean St Ledger as Orlando City cut Irish star – reports

Your Voice
Readers Comments
    Submit a report
    Please help us understand how this comment violates our community guidelines.
    Thank you for the feedback
    Your feedback has been sent to our team for review.