PREVIEW | 2020 FAI Women's Cup Final

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PREVIEW | 2020 FAI Women's Cup Final

The RTÉ cameras will be in Tallaght Stadium on Saturday, December 12th to broadcast the FAI Women's Senior Cup Final for the first time as a standalone event.
11th Dec 2020

Cork City have been drawn as the home team as they take on Peamount United in the last game of the 2020 season.

Winners of this competition in 2017, Cork City have impressed this year with a squad made up of players with an average age of just 20 years old.

Peamount United have been runners-up in the last two years but are now chasing a domestic double having retained the Women's National League this season.

TEAM NEWS
Cork City will be without both Kate O'Donovan and Leah Murphy, while Peamount United are missing Louise Corrigan and Louise Masterson.

QUOTES
Cork City Manager Ronan Collins

"It’s great to be involved in the showcase event for the women’s game. Now we’ve got here we aim to put on a show.

"The growth of the coverage has been fantastic and the squad have really enjoyed the build-up over the week.

"There is a good relationship between Peamount United and Cork City so it is great to meet them in the final. We will have to put that friendship on hold for 95 minutes or so."

Peamount United Manager James O'Callaghan
"We are in for a tough game against a well-organised team with a good mix of youth and experience who have plenty of Cup Final experience; indeed winning it in the 2017.

"They play a possession-based game, who like to play through the thirds and are clinical on set-pieces. We are really going to have to be on our game if we are to lift the Cup.  

"It’s brilliant to make our third FAI Cup Final in a row, great for all the volunteers who work so hard in the club. But it’s such a pity family members of the players and all the members of Peamount can’t attend the game, hopefully we can bring the Cup back to Peamount and make everyone proud."

SQUAD LISTS
Cork City
Goalkeepers:
 Maria O’Sullivan, Abby McCarthy, Leah Hayes Cohen
Defenders: Zara Foley, Nathalie O’Brien, Danielle Burke, Ciara McNamara, Shaunagh McCarthy, Leah Murphy, Lauren Walsh, Lauren Singleton
Midfielders: Eabha O’Mahony, Eadaoin Lyons, Katie McCarthy, Riona Crowley, Jesse Mendez, Becky Cassin, Kate O’Donovan
Forwards: Christina Dring, Saoirse Noonan, Laura Shine, Sophie Liston, Lauren Egbuloniu, Nadine Seward

Peamount United
Goalkeepers:
 Niamh Reid-Burke, Naoisha McAloon
Defenders: Lauryn O’Callaghan, Lauren Kealy, Niamh Farrelly, Chloe Moloney, Claire Walsh, Louise Corrigan, Jade Reddy, Dearbhaile Beirne, Niamh Barnes
Midfielders: Lucy McCartan, Tiegan Ruddy, Karen Duggan, Sadhbh Doyle, Dora Gorman, Della Doherty, Megan Smyth-Lynch
Forwards: Alannah McEvoy, Eleanor Ryan-Doyle, Aine O’Gorman, Louise Masterson, Becky Watkins, Stephanie Roche

PREVIOUS MEETINGS
August 16, 2020: Cork City 0-3 Peamount United (Women's National League)
November 14, 2020: Peamount United 3-0 Cork City (Women's National League)

MATCH PROGRAMME
Click here to view the official match programme

2020 FAI WOMEN'S SENIOR CUP FINAL
Cork City v Peamount United
Saturday, December 12
KO 15:15
LIVE on RTÉ2
Tallaght Stadium 
Referee: Claire Purcell

2020 FAI WOMEN'S SENIOR CUP RESULTS
Preliminary Round: Athlone Town 1-1 Bohemians (2-4 pens)
Quarter-Finals: Bohemians 1-3 Cork City; Galway WFC 2-3 Wexford Youths; Peamount United 1-0 Shelbourne; Treaty United 2-0 DLR Waves
Semi-Finals: Cork City 2-0 Treaty United; Wexford Youths 0-1 Peamount United

LIST OF FAI WOMEN'S SENIOR CUP WINNERS
1975 - Limerick
1976 - Dublin Castle
1977 - Suffragettes
1978 - Dublin Castle
1979 - Dublin Castle
1980 - Suffragettes
1981 - Suffragettes
1982 - Dublin Castle
1983 - Glade Celtic
1984 - Dublin Castle
1985 - Rathfarnham United
1986 - Dublin Castle
1987 - Benfica
1988 - Rathfarnham United
1989 - Benfica
1990 - Rathfarnham United
1991 - Rathfarnham United
1992 - Welsox
1993 - Benfica 
1994 - Welsox
1995 - Rathfarnham United
1996 - Castle Rovers
1997 - Shamrock Rovers
1998 - Shamrock Rovers
1999 - Shamrock Rovers
2000 - Shamrock Rovers
2001 - Shamrock Rovers
2002 - UCD
2003 - UCD
2004 - UCD
2005 - Dundalk City
2006 - Mayo Ladies League
2007 - Galway Ladies League
2008 - St Francis
2009 - St Francis
2010 - Peamount United
2011 - St Catherin's
2012 - Raheny United
2013 - Raheny United
2014 - Raheny United
2015 - Wexford Youths
2016 - Shelbourne
2017 - Cork City
2018 - Wexford Youths
2019 - Wexford Youths