Celtic women host Rovers on Sunday

Castlebar Celtic women’s side took their first footsteps at the top level of women’s soccer in the country last weekend when they kicked off their Bus Éireann Women’s National League Campaign away to Wexford Youths. The long trip to Ferrycarrig Park was worth the journey as Celtic came home with a point in the bag after a 2-2 draw. Celtic twice took the lead through star striker Emma Mullin who was played up top as a long striker for the hoops, but Wexford were able to pull a goal back each time to ensure it finished in a stalemate.

It could have been worse for Celtic who had goalkeeper Ashling Concannon save a penalty for them during the game.

This Sunday, Celtic will play their first home game in the new league and they will be looking for as much support as possible from soccer supporters across the county. They will welcome Shamrock Rovers to Celtic Park in Sunday’s tie. While Rovers maybe the glamour club in Irish soccer circles, Celtic won’t fear the Dublin soccer women who are coming off the back of a 4-0 defeat at home to Raheny last weekend. Celtic’s management team of Jeremy Dee and Michael McNicholas will have their side in top shape for Sunday’s game against the Dubliners. The game kicks off on Sunday at 2pm in Celtic Park.


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