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Sinn Féins McLellan wishes new women’s soccer league well

12 November, 2011

Sinn Féin’s spokesperson on Sport, Cork East TD Sandra McLellan, has extended her best wishes to the new women’s league in soccer which gets underway this weekend.

Speaking ahead of the first round of games on Sunday Deputy McLellan said:

“This is a particularly special weekend for soccer in Ireland with the result of the senior international team in Tallinn and the launch of the new women’s league.”

“Many would have watched with interest as Peamount United competed against Paris St. Germain earlier this year and showed the high standard of women’s soccer here.”

“The new league which is made up of six teams from Castlebar, Cork, Peamount, Raheny, Shamrock Rovers and Wexford, is funded as part of the UEFA women’s football development programme (WFDP) and provides an unprecedented opportunity to develop the women's game here.

“It will allow players, including those currently playing at schoolgirls level, to progress and develop their skills in a first class set up. I want to encourage all fans of the game here to support the new league.” ENDS

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