Sion Swifts Ladies inspirational skipper Kendra McMullan said winning Thursday evening’s Electric Ireland Women’s Irish Cup means everything to her and her team-mates.
At the National Football Stadium McMullan scored twice in the second half as Swifts defeated Newry City Ladies 2-0 to win the prestigious silverware for the first time in the club’s history.
Afterwards an emotional captain paid tribute to everyone who had made historic triumph possible.
“Oh my goodness this means everything to these girls,” she said.
“Winning this hasn’t happened overnight. There’s been a lot, a lot of hard work happening.
“Tony McGinley, Tommy Canning, Stephen, Elaine our physio, all our supporters, we have all been in this together.
“It wasn’t just the 11 players on the pitch tonight, it took our whole squad. The club got behind us, as they do every game. That got us over the line.
“I just want to thank them all very much. We are soon to be celebrating our 10th anniversary and there’s going to be nothing more special than taking this Irish Cup home to where it belongs.”
Tomorrow (Monday) McMullan, team-mate Cathy Hyndman and former player Lauren Brennan all hook up with the NI squad for forthcoming World Cup qualifiers against Norway and the Republic of Ireland.
Team-mate Tyler Toland has been name the Republic squad.
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