PREVIEW | 2023 Sports Direct Women's FAI Cup Final


PREVIEW | 2023 Sports Direct Women's FAI Cup Final

Excitement continues to build for the 2023 Sports Direct Women's FAI Cup Final between Athlone Town and Shelbourne in Tallaght Stadium on Sunday, November 19.
17th Nov 2023

With over 4,000 tickets gone, there is a push to surpass last year's record attendance of 5,073 spectators as holders Shelbourne take on Athlone for the second year in a row.

It will also be a special day for the trailblazers of the competition who featured in the first three Cup Finals as the records have been updated to recognise the 1972, 1973 and 1974 Finals as being the first in the competition's history.

Over 100 players and officials involved in those Finals are expected to be in attendance in Tallaght Stadium on Sunday as special guests. Click here to find out more

For this game, Shelbourne are aiming to win this competition for the third time, while Athlone want to lift the Cup for the first time and that makes this even more compelling a fixture - one that will be broadcast live on RTÉ2.

Athlone will have in-form forward Dana Scheriff leading their line, fresh from winning the Golden Boot for Top Goalscorer in the SSE Airtricity Women's Premier Division, and rising star Katie Keane between the posts.

Shelbourne can call on several players with a winning pedigree in this competition, including captain Pearl Slattery, midfielder Rachel Graham and forward Noelle Murray, as well exciting youngsters like Hannah Healy and Rebecca Devereux.

Referee | Marc Lynch
Assistant Referee 1 | Michelle O'Neill
Assistant Referee 2 | Ricky Crean
Fourth Official | Kate O'Brien

First Round | Athlone Town 0-0 Galway United*
Quarter-Final | Athlone Town 0-0 Peamount United*
Semi-Final | Sligo Rovers 0-4 Athlone Town

Quarter-Final | Shelbourne 2-1 DLR Waves
Semi-Final | Shamrock Rovers 0-2 Shelbourne

*Won via a penalty shoot-out
**Shelbourne were given a bye into the Quarter-Finals

Athlone Town v Shelbourne
Sunday, November 19
Tallaght Stadium
KO 15:00