Rosemount’s Girl’s Only Academy welcomes Stephanie Roche and Pearl Slattery

by Stephen Findlater

ROSEMOUNT Mulvey’s ever-expanding “girls only” academy welcomed Irish international heroes Stephanie Roche and Pearl Slattery for a special visit this week to the Dundrum club. 

The pair were greeted by over 70 players, aged 5-8 years, at the academy which launched at the beginning of May.  

Roche, caught the attention of the football world when the Peamount United striker scored a wonder goal in the Women’s National League which ultimately ended up crowned runner-up goal of the year at the 2014 FIFA Puskás Award, losing out narrowing to James Rodríguez.  

On Sunday, Roche took the time to showcase some skills to the future super stars of girl’s football.  

On the same day, Slattery – the Programme Coordinator for Women’s Football with the FAI – also made a club visit to RMFC.  

Speaking from Rosemount, Slattery said; “I have heard such great things about Rosemount Mulvey Football Club and what the club are doing for girl’s football.  

“It’s absolutely brilliant to see over 70 girls taking part at academy level and I look forward to supporting the club within my role in the FAI.” 

Slattery went on to say how fantastic it is to see the team of all female coaches at the club, headed by UEFA B Licence coach Maggy Doyle.  

Head coach Doyle is encouraging girl’s born between 2015 and 2012 to join the girl’s only academy which takes place every Sunday morning, in Rosemount Park at10am-11am. If you are interested, contact Maggy on 085 134 0646.  

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