Raheny suffer heartbreak on their UEFA Women’s Champions League debut

RAHENY United suffered a disappointing loss to Hungarian outfit MTK Hungaria in their first game in the UEFA Women’s Champions League today at Seaview, Belfast.



Raheny United make UEFA bow against Hungarians

RAHENY United will make their first appearance in the UEFA Women’s Champions League tomorrow when they take on Hungarian champions MTK Hungaria in Seaview, Belfast (2.00pm).



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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.



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