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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 Andrew Matthews The Chelsea players celebrate. 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 Ryan Byrne / INPHO Ireland defender Fahey. 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

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