Ireland Women’s Cerebral Palsy Team crowned champions

Ireland Women's Cerebral Palsy Team win IFCP Nations League

The Ireland Women’s Cerebral Palsy Team were crowned champions of the International Federation of CP Football Nations League for 2023.

Competing in their first ever tournament, the newly-assembled team won 12-6 against the Netherlands on Sunday to follow on from their 11-1 triumph over Denmark and their 16-1 victory over Spain.

In three games, they scored an incredible 39 goals to show their class and make all of their hard work over recent months pay off by finishing top of Group A.

The tournament took place in FC Storebælt in Denmark and the Girls in Green wasted little time in playing their attacking brand of football and not letting any pre-tournament nerves get to them.

This is a team that was established over the past year following excellent work by the CP Football Academy, who set up regular training sessions at the AUL Complex in Dublin. They are keen to recruit more players and hope that this tournament win will inspire girls to take up CP Football.

The team was made up of Heather Jameson, Georgia Barry, Ella Sherlock, Elsie Friel, Katie Finnegan, Robyn Ennis, Reeva Merriman, Eva Walsh and Ali O’Connor.

They were assisted by a support staff consisting of Mick Doyle (Head Coach), Tina McLoughlin (Assistant Coach), Meghan Gannon (Physio), Bobby Moore (Equipment Officer) and Rachel Kavanagh (Team Operations).

If interested in getting involved with the Girls’ CP Academy, contact

2023 IFCP Nations League
Ireland 16-1 Spain
Ireland 11-1 Denmark
Ireland 12-6 Netherlands

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