Greencastle on the glory trail as Greeks face into WFAI U18 final


Greencastle are aiming for glory in tomorrow’s U18 WFAI Cup final in Dublin.

Paddy Keys’ team face Passage FC in the final at Home Farm FC’s home at Whitehall.

Greencastle’s conveyor, which has produced such players as Republic of Ireland international Roma McLaughlin, is showing no signs of halting – and the Greeks are one game from the Promised Land now.

In the semi-final at The Warren, home of Carrowmena, goals by Niamh McDonald, Kate McClenaghan and Megan Havelin sealed a 3-1 win over Home Farm.

Greencastle have reached the semi-final stages of WFAI competition in each of the last three season but, finally, have got over the line and into a final.

Many of the players who will line out tomorrow played for Greencastle in the 2018 North West Women’s Super League.


Meet the Greencastle squad..

Georgia Rudden (goalkeeper)

Ever present in National Competition in the last two seasons, she has progressed to the senior team, showing great promise.


Connie Price (right back)

Tough, no nonsense defender who is a multiple title winner with Greencastle FC and Moville Community College at all ages.


Breena Diver (left back)

Sweet left foot never, she shirks a tackle. Again, a multiple winner with Greencastle FC and Moville Community College.


Danielle McLaughlin (centre back)

Team captain, she always leaves it on the pitch. Another multiple winner with club and school.


Aisling McLaughlin (centre back)

Forging a brilliant partnership with Danielle Mc Laughlin at the heart of the Greencastle back four, winning everything with club and school.


Ellen Hegarty (midfield)

Never gives up, delivers the ammunition to the front-line again and again with an accurate left foot. Has won everything for club and school.


Erin Coyle (midfield)

Tidy, unassuming midfielder who is always at the right place at the right time. Keeps everything ticking over and is another serial winner for club and school.


Emer Gillen (midfield)

Another tidy midfielder with an outstanding football brain, always sees the bigger picture. Has a house full of medals from playing club and school football.


Niamh McDonald (midfield)

Top goal scorer in Northwest Women’s Super League Premier Division last season. Blessed with devastating place and a ferocious right foot. Again, a habitual winner for club and school.


Kate McClenaghan (centre forward)

U16 international. The clubs’ top goal scorer last season and is another with a house full of medals. Converted the winning penalty in the 2016 U18 National Inter-League final.


Megan Havelin (centre forward)

Great understanding of her position, her assists are essential to her team. Scored two in the semi-final and again has a massive medal collection for club and school.


Fiona McLaughlin (right back/goalkeeper)

Real proper defender also good between the posts when called on, she’s another with the massive haul of honours for club and school.



Sports writer from St Johnston, now based in Letterkenny, with ten years' experience covering sport in Donegal. Was a nominee for NUJ Sports Journalist of the Year in 2010. Honoured by the Donegal Boxing Board in 2016 for his coverage on the sport.

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