19.5.57, Limerick - CF, scored "tremendous" goal on debut "great 25 yard shot" in 4-0 win over NI at Belfield 7.10.90.
Red Star Southampton, Reading Royals (1996) irreverent pen-pic in 2.2.97 Reading Royals v Aston Villa prog "Defender or Midfield. Joined at the start of the season, from National League Southampton Saints, has played eight times for Ireland and is a very versatile player whose ambition is to get Reading Royals into the National League. I would say her first ambition should be to speak English." When signing for Reading Royals in Sept 96 she was a stock control clerk at ASDA. She lived in Lower Earley and had a young son so travel to Southampton got a bit much. Played for Limerick before moving to England in 1983, played at Newbury for "a couple of seasons", then joined Red Star.
Scored first ever National League goals after 12 seconds v Knowsley in 2-1 home win 15.9.91, past stand-in Knowlsey goalie Dianne "Coggy" Coughlin. Arsenal goal-machine Naz Ball opened scoring against hapless Broadbridge Heath after 15 seconds on the same day (15-0, in Div 1 South).
"I got picked for Eire and made nine appearances. It would have been a lot more but I had to pay my own fare across to play and it got a bit too expensive." Helped Royals win the Southern League in her first season as well as the Berks and Bucks Cup. Player/assistant manager for 97/98. Reading Royals caretaker player/man in Oct 98 when John Wicks quit. The team reeled off 11 wins from 13 and clinched promotion to the top flight. Seemed to be playing for Binfield Ladies in September 1993 (dual signing?) Training ground squad bust up in March 1999 saw her stay away from the Berks and Bucks cup final which was lost 2-1 to Chelsea.
FA Cup semi prog 11.4.92 said she had a son called Christopher, had six caps for Ireland and was interested in "gaelic soccer" (?!) She got a runners up medal in 1992 FA Cup when Red Star lost 4-0 to Donny Belles.
A summer 2000 transfer roundup in She Kicks magazine listed her as having made an improbable move to Lyon. They weren't quite the Galacticos they are now, but on the face of it still a strange one at that stage of her career.
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