Limerick Women's Football Club (Irish: Cumann Peile Luimnigh na mBan) was an Irish association football club based in Limerick. It is the women's section of Limerick F.C. Their senior women's team made their debut in the Women's National League in 2018. However the club has been organising women's teams, often in conjunction with the Limerick Women's & Schoolgirls' Soccer League, since at least 1973. Limerick have been credited as the inaugural winners of both the Ladies League of Ireland and the FAI Women's Cup. Ladies team was dissolved after financial collapse of Limerick F.C. main division.[4]

Full nameLimerick Women's Football Club
Nickname(s)Super Blues [1]
Shannonsiders [2]
GroundMarkets Field
Capacity5,000 (1,710 seated)
ChairmanPat O'Sullivan
ManagerDave Rooney [3]
LeagueWomen's National League
Women's Under 17 National League
WebsiteClub website





Limerick F.C. organised a women's team during the 1970s. In 1973 Limerick were both founding members and the inaugural champions of an earlier incarnation of the Women's National League known as the Ladies League of Ireland or the Woman's League of Ireland. Limerick were among its twelve founder members. Like Limerick, other founder members included several teams associated with clubs in the men's League of Ireland. These included Finn Harps, Cork Celtic, Dundalk and Sligo Rovers.[5][6] Limerick finished the 1973 season as champions after going unbeaten in a fifteen match series. In a post season friendly they lost 3–1 to a touring Stade de Rheims at Markets Field.[7] Limerick have also been credited as the inaugural winners of the FAI Women's Cup. Although the RSSSF archives only list finals from 1989,[8] a match programme from a 1978 international between the Republic of Ireland and France confirmed that the FAI Women's Cup was first played for in 1975 with Limerick defeating C.S.O. (Dublin) 2–1 in the final.[9]



The Limerick Women's & Schoolgirls' Soccer League was formed in 1973.[10] The LWSSL representative team with the support of Limerick F.C. enters teams in various inter-league competitions.[11][12][13][14] Between 2006 and 2011 a Limerick F.C./LWSSL team regularly entered the FAI Women's Cup.[15][16][17][18][19][20]

Women's National League


In January 2018 it was announced that Limerick F.C. would be entering a team in the Women's National League for the 2018 season.[21][22] On 11 March 2018, with a team that included Marie Curtin and Sylvia Gee, Limerick made their debut in the WNL with a 4–0 win at Markets Field against Kilkenny United.[2][23][24]

2019 squad


Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   IRL Trish Fennelly
2 DF   EIR Tara Mannix
3 DF   EIR Megan Carroll
4 DF   EIR Rebecca Mahon
5 DF   EIR Marie Curtin
6 MF   EIR Therese Hartley
7 DF   EIR Sabrina McCarthy
8 MF   EIR Carys Johnston
9 FW   EIR Sophie Hudner
10 MF   EIR Megan Kelleher
No. Pos. Nation Player
11 MF   EIR Shauna Rooney
12 MF   EIR Rebecca Horgan
13 MF   EIR Samantha McCarthy
14 MF   EIR Claire Kelly
15 MF   EIR Lauren Keane
17 DF   EIR Alanna Morris
18 MF   EIR Aisling O'Connor
19 FW   EIR Sylvia Gee
21 GK   EIR Karen Connolly
  EIR Sophie Gleeson


Notable players


Republic of Ireland women's internationals






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  2. ^ a b c "WNL: Limerick Enjoy Dream Start To Life In Women's National League". 11 March 2018. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Women's National League: Squad List 2018". Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Limerick FC set to be liquidated". 11 December 2019. Retrieved 12 December 2019.
  5. ^ "League of Ireland for Kilkenny". Kilkenny People. 16 February 1973. p. 15.
  6. ^ "Ladies Soccer". Munster Express. 6 July 1973. p. 19.
  7. ^ "Limerick ladies suffer defeat". Irish Examiner. 22 August 1973. p. 12.
  8. ^ "Ireland - List of Women Cup Winners". RSSSF. Retrieved 17 September 2011.
  9. ^ "Ladies Football in Ireland". Match programme Ireland v France. Ladies Football Association of Ireland. 23 September 1978. Retrieved 21 April 2016.
  10. ^ "LWSSL: Limerick Women's & Schoolgirls' Soccer League – History". Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  11. ^ "Ladies: Cork Prove Too Strong In U18 Interleague Final". 29 August 2014. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  12. ^ "LWSSL Report: Bennett Puts Seal On Limerick's Cup Success". 4 October 2015. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  13. ^ "LWSSL: U18 Report: Limerick Undone by Late Wexford Winner". 20 November 2016. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  14. ^ "Ladies Squad". Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  15. ^ "Ireland (Women) 2006". RSSSF. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  16. ^ "Ireland (Women) 2008". RSSSF. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  17. ^ "Ireland (Women) 2009". RSSSF. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  18. ^ "Ireland (Women) 2010". RSSSF. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  19. ^ "Ireland (Women) 2011". RSSSF. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  20. ^ "FAI UMBRO Women's Senior Cup 2011 – 2nd round". 4 May 2011. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  21. ^ "Limerick FC Accepted Into Women's National League". 23 January 2018. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  22. ^ "Limerick FC welcomed into the Continental Tyres Women's National League". 23 January 2018. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  23. ^ "WNL: Limerick Set For Debut With Kilkenny Clash". 24 January 2018. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  24. ^ a b "'There are players doing their Leaving Cert: none get paid, they all do it for the love of the game'". 17 March 2018. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  25. ^ "Limerick Leader". Limerick Leader. 19 February 1986.