Project F.U.T.S.A.L. 

Are you over 18, out of work and love football? Would you like join a course which combines getting education awards with football coaching awards and work placements? Then a new initiative beginning in September in Ballymun, Corduff and Collinstown in Dublin; Clonmel, South Tipperary; Wexford Town; Kingfisher, Waterford and Bagenalstown, Carlow could be for you! The FAI , in conjunction with the VEC and local authorities have teamed up to provide a unique opportunity for people who are unemployed and out of formal education to get involved in an innovative project to help them back into the workforce.


Bus Éireann Women’s National League champions Raheny United will host DLR Waves in their opening game of the 2013-14 season after the new campaign’s fixtures were issued today.

Click here to download 2013/14 Fixture List

Raheny are preparing for their first foray into the UEFA Women’s Champions League this summer and are looking to build on a memorable year that saw them crowned national champions for the first time.

Deposed holders Peamount United face a derby match against Shamrock Rovers in their first fixture while Castlebar Celtic host Cork Women’s FC.

The league’s newest members Galway WFC have a home tie against Wexford Youths Women’s AFC in the final fixture of the opening series. The addition of Galway WFC into the league brings the league membership up to eight clubs.

League director Fran Gavin is positive that the Bus Éireann Women’s National League continues to progress. “Last season was a very competitive campaign with a tight title race and a number of clubs making progress,” said Gavin.

“That was proven by the number of young players who progressed from the league into our international squads, including Sue Ronan’s senior international side.

“The addition of Galway WFC is another real positive. The Galway football community has got right behind the new club and they will be a competitive side right from the start playing out of Eamonn Deacy Park.

“The league is entering its third year and it has made gradual progress each season. We started with six clubs and now we are up to eight with the geographical spread continuing.”

Opening round of fixtures:

Sunday, 25th August 2013 (2.00pm)

Castlebar Celtic v Cork Women’s FC

Galway WFC v Wexford Youths Women’s AFC

Raheny United v DLR Waves

Shamrock Rovers v Peamount United


Draws made for FAI Umbro Women’s Cup competitions

HOLDERS Raheny United have been drawn against last year’s beaten finalists Peamount United in the Quarter-final draw for the FAI Umbro Women’s Senior Challenge Cup.



Student Sport Ireland (formerly CUSAI) women’s football squad are all set for the World University Games which will be held in Kazan, Russia, from July 5 to 17.



Bus Éireann Women’s National League champs Raheny United learn UEFA fate

BUS ÉIREANN Women's National League champions Raheny United have been grouped with hosts Crusaders Strikers WFC from Northern Ireland, the Ukraine’s WFC Kharkiv and MTK Hungária FC of Hungary in today’s UEFA Women’s Champions League draw in Nyon.



Ronan happy to see Ireland pass test of character

Republic of Ireland Senior Women’s Team manager Sue Ronan was delighted to see her side pass a crucial test of character at Tallaght Stadium on Tuesday night.


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