Sunday Sport: Athlone Town win Women’s FAI Cup final after penalty shootout

Updated at 17:50


Athlone Town have won their first ever FAI Cup final after beating Shelbourne on a penalty shoot-out.

The game at Tallaght Stadium ended 2-2 after extra time.

Dana Scheriff put Athlone ahead in the first half before Jemma Quinn equalised in the 74th minute.

This game is a repeat of last year’s decider where Shels won 2-0 and it is also Noel King’s final game with the Dublin outfit.

Arsenal have closed the gap on Chelsea at the top of the WSL table to three points.

That’s after a 3-0 win over Brighton today.

Elsewhere it finished up 2-2 between Everton and Bristol City in the early game.

Leicester City and Tottenham are tied at 1-1 approaching full-time while it’s 2-2 between West Ham and Aston Villa.

The final game of the day is the Manchester derby with United hosting City and that’s scoreless in the first half.



It’s semi-final day in the Munster Senior Club Hurling Championship today.

Waterford’s Ballygunner lead Na Piarsaigh of Limerick 7-points-to-6 at half-time at the Gaelic Grounds.

Earlier on Clonlara of Clare beaten Tipperary’s Kiladangan by a single point at Semple Stadium where it finished up 23-points to 1-19.

It was also semi final day in the Leinster Club Football Championship.

Kildare’s Naas beat Westmeath champions St Loman’s 1-15 to 1-10 after extra-time.

They’ll face Dublin and All-Ireland champions Kilmacud Crokes in the decider after they beat St Mary’s Ardee 1-16 to 1-11

And St Brigid’s of Roscommon beat Leitrim’s Mohill 1-7 to 8 points in the last four of the Connacht Football Championship.

That sees them book a place in the final against Corofin of Galway.



Leona Maguire is 1-under-par thru eight holes of her final round of the Tour Championship on the LPGA Tour.

That leaves her 7-under all round and in a tie for 37th in Florida, 15 shots off the lead.


Rory McIlroy says it’s amazing to be alongside the greats of the sport to be Europe’s number one golfer for the fifth time.

He picked up the trophy after finishing on 10 under-par – 11 shots of winner Nicolai Hoejgaard (pron: Hoy-guard) at the season-ending DP World Tour Championship in Dubai.

McIlroy says he’s exceeded his expectations.



There was racing at Navan on Sunday.

The Gordan Elliot trained ‘Coko Beach’ won the feature – the Grade 3 Bar One Racing Troytown Handicap Steeplechase.

The 8-year-old was ridden to victory by Danny Gilligan after going off at a starting price of 20-to-1.


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