Scored a late penalty consolation in 6-1 defeat by England in Exeter, 2.5.78. Listed as no 8 in match prog. Scored winner in 1-0 win over Wales 29.5.77 at Tolka Park. Played up front w Breda Hanlon and struck 27th-min pen. past Diane Totty after being tripped by Lesley Judd. Irish Independent match report praised her "flair and style". Willesden, Friends of Fulham. "Offaly-born" FW scored twice for FOF in 4-2 Home Counties League Cup final win over Town and County 16.4.1989. Moved to London 14 years earlier as 21yo. Was a clerical worker at St John's Hospital. Had joined Chelsea in 1976. Tried to retire but FOF kept tempting her back: "I told the club that I'd only play if they were desperate and they've picked me ever since". Had 4 apps 2 goals for Ireland but was annoyed at never getting an actual cap. 71st-min sub for T Springett (daughter of Ron, ex-Willesden teammate) in 89 WFA Cup final at Old Trafford in FOF's 3-2 defeat before the C4 cameras, despite a brace from Hope Powell. Match prog: "A most versatile player. This season Cathy has played in goal, defence, midfield and [as] a goalscoring forward. A fine example to other players, the type of player needed by any successful team." Willesden player in the squad for friendly v France 23.9.78 at Tolka Park. Willesden ("Red Devils"-all red strip, based at Wormwood Scrubs, formed 1972, manager Bob Dolton) tied up with Old Actonians in 1980. Employed as a HCO in a hospital per FA Cup QF prog FOF v Arsenal 4.3.90. Joined Friends of Fulham 83/84. Noreen O'Flynn also left Willesden/Actonians for FOF. They represented Ireland alongside the cream of English talent Wiseman, Sempare, Spacey etc. Played for FOF in their 2-0 1985 WFA Cup final win over Doncaster Belles at Craven Cottage, scored killer second goal "a sumptuous chip". It was known as the Sempare final after Brenda Sempare gave Donny the runaround. Unused sub in the 1990 FA Cup final, as Doncaster Belles beat FOF 1-0 at the Baseball Ground, Derby. Not in the Wimbledon LFC player lists 91/92 (FOF became Wimbledon to join the 1st National League in 1991). Not in match day squad for 1987 FA Cup semi defeat by St Helens (injured?) but was in the team photo in the programme.
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