Athlone Town claimed a first-ever women’s FAI Cup title on Sunday with a penalty shoot-out victory over holders Shelbourne at Tallaght Stadium.
Athlone won 4-3 on spot kicks after the sides had finished level at 2-2 at the end of the extra-time.
Those full-time scenes 👏
— FAIreland (@FAIreland) November 19, 2023
Gurteen’s Roisin Molloy started Sunday’s final for Athlone while Manorhamilton’s Muireann Devaney was introduced as a second-half substitute.
We hear from winger @roisinmolloyy who is all smiles after her @AthloneTownAFC side captured the first Senior @FAIWomen Senior Cup in a century when they edged @shelsfc on penalties this afternoon in Tallaght. pic.twitter.com/28HH2xhtqt
— FinalWhistle.ie (@FinalWhistleIE) November 19, 2023
Holders Shelbourne had beaten Athlone in last season’s cup final – but this time the midlands club came from 2-1 down to force extra-time and then win the shootout.
Women’s FAI Cup final
Athlone Town 2 Shelbourne 2 AET
(Athlone won 4-3 on pens)