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Ciara Rossiter (right) and Edel Kennedy of Wexford Youths celebrate their team beating Shelbourne in the 2021 Evoke.ie FAI Women's Cup Final. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Ciara Rossiter (right) and Edel Kennedy of Wexford Youths celebrate their team beating Shelbourne in the 2021 Evoke.ie FAI Women's Cup Final. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Jess Gargan of Shelbourne in action against Ciara Rossiter of Wexford Youths during the 2021 EVOKE.ie FAI Women's Cup Final at Tallaght Stadium in Dublin. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Jess Gargan of Shelbourne in action against Ciara Rossiter of Wexford Youths during the 2021 EVOKE.ie FAI Women's Cup Final at Tallaght Stadium in Dublin. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

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Ciara Rossiter (right) and Edel Kennedy of Wexford Youths celebrate their team beating Shelbourne in the 2021 Evoke.ie FAI Women's Cup Final. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

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THE GARDAÍ in Enniscorthy are celebrating the success of one of their own this week following the success of Wexford Youths AFC ladies team in the Evoke.ie FAI Women’s Cup Final.

Ciara Rossiter, from Wexford, is a trainee member in Enniscorthy Garda Station and speaking in the wake of the win Superintendent Denis Whelan said everyone in the station and across the county is very proud of Ciara and the team’s achievement.

"It was fantastic for them and we’re all really proud of Ciara, not just here in Enniscorthy but also across the county,” he said.

"On behalf of the gardaí here and beyond I’d like to congratulate Ciara and her teammates on their victory,” he added.

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The Wexford ladies faced tough opposition in Shelbourne who, going into the match were ranked a slight favourites.

However, the Model County crew didn’t read the memo and in the 32nd minute opened the scoresheet with a cracking strike from Lynn Maria Grant and it was a result of a free-kick cross from Ciara Rossiter that was only half cleared.

Seven minutes later Shelbourne had equalised and the game was finely balanced thereafter, however, five minutes into the second half Wexford went ahead again courtesy of a lovely volley from Kylie Murphy having received the ball from inspirational captain Ellen Molloy.

Any doubts as to who the victors were going to be were comprehensively erased in the 73rd minute an absolute screamer from Edel Kennedy.

Ciara Rossiter had a fantastic game throughout and almost score in the 86th minute when her shot on the edge of the box inched over the cross bar.

However, it didn’t matter in the end and following six minutes of extra-time the Wexford girls secured the victory.


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