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Controversy erupts after Cork warm up on pitch during Women's FAI Cup final penalty shootout

Published 08/11/2015 | 17:41

Wexford Youths WAFC players celebrate with the cup. Continental Tyres FAI Women's Senior Cup Final, Wexford Youths WAFC v Shelbourne Ladies FC. Aviva Stadium, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE
Wexford Youths WAFC players celebrate with the cup. Continental Tyres FAI Women's Senior Cup Final, Wexford Youths WAFC v Shelbourne Ladies FC. Aviva Stadium, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE

There was controversy even before kick off in today's FAI Cup final between Dundalk and Cork City.

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The Women's Final between Wexford Youths and Shelbourne went to penalties - with Wexford subsequently winning - and the Cork City players occupied the opposite goal while the spot kicks were being taken.

This prompted plenty of outrage on Twitter, with many users claiming that the Rebels showed disrespect towards their female counterparts while other called on the FAI to ensure it does not happen again.






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