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Castlebar Celtic W.F.C.

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Castlebar Celtic W.F.C.
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Full nameCastlebar Celtic
Women's Football Club
GroundCeltic Park
LeagueWomen's National League
Mayo Women's Football League

Castlebar Celtic W.F.C. (Irish: Cumann Peile Caisleán an Bharraigh Ceiltigh) is an Irish association football club based in Castlebar, County Mayo. The club is the women's section of Castlebar Celtic and has entered teams in the Women's National League,[1] the Mayo Women's Football League and the FAI Women's Cup.


Women's National League

In 2011–12, together with Peamount United, Cork Women's F.C., Raheny United, Shamrock Rovers and Wexford Youths, Castlebar Celtic became founder members of the Women's National League.[2][3] On 18 November 2012 Castlebar Celtic's manager, Jeremy Dee, died in a car crash while travelling to a league match against Shamrock Rovers. Dee was described as "the real driving force behind our women's team" by club secretary Michael O'Dwyer. He was also a leading advocate of women's association football in both County Mayo and Ireland.[4][5][6][7] While playing in the league, Celtic reached three cup finals. In 2013 they played in WNL Cup final, but lost 6–3 to Peamount United.[8] Later in the same year they reached the FAI Women's Cup final but lost 3–2 after extra-time to Raheny United.[9] In 2014 they were WNL Cup finalists again but were beaten 3–0 by Wexford Youths.[10]

Withdrawal from leagues

Castlebar Celtic had planned to enter a team in the 2015 Mayo Women's Football League season but withdrew due to a lack of players.[11] During the 2015–16 Women's National League season they struggled. In October 2015 Castlebar Celtic failed to field a team for a WNL Shield game against Shelbourne Ladies.[12][13] During the course of the regular season Celtic had suffered two heavy defeats. On 10 October 2015 they lost 9–1 at home to Shelbourne Ladies.[14] Then on 2 January 2016 they lost 17–1 to Wexford Youths.[15] On 20 February 2016 they suffered a third heavy loss after losing 12–1 to Shelbourne Ladies in the WNL Cup[16] Before the season was finished they also withdrew from the Women's National League, again because they were unable to field a team.[6][7]

Notable former players

Republic of Ireland women's internationals





  1. ^ "Bus Eireann Women's National League 2011/2012". Archived from the original on 20 October 2013.[dead link]
  2. ^ "UEFA funding helps women's national football league launch in Republic of Ireland". UEFA. 20 October 2011. Retrieved 20 October 2011.
  3. ^ RTÉ Sport (3 August 2011). "FAI announce new Women's League". RTÉ News. Archived from the original on 9 September 2012. Retrieved 6 August 2011.
  4. ^ "Castlebar Celtic women's manager Jeremy Dee has died in a car crash". 18 November 2012. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  5. ^ "Mayo soccer in mourning after tragic death of Jeremy Dee". 22 November 2012. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  6. ^ a b c "Castlebar Celtic withdraw from WNL". 31 March 2016. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  7. ^ a b c "Castlebar Celtic withdraw from Continental Tyres WNL". 31 March 2016. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  8. ^ "Peamount retain League Cup title". She Kicks. 20 May 2013. Archived from the original on 18 May 2014. Retrieved 20 May 2013.
  9. ^ Fallon, John (4 November 2013). "Raheny triumph in Women's FAI Cup final report". The Irish Times. Retrieved 24 January 2016.
  10. ^ "Wexford win first trophy". She Kicks. 19 May 2014. Archived from the original on 26 January 2016. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  11. ^ "Mayo womens league season gets ready for kickoff". 22 March 2015. Retrieved 14 March 2016.
  12. ^ "Shield Round-Up - Series 3". 4 October 2015. Retrieved 4 June 2016.
  13. ^ "WNL 2015/16 - A season of highs and lows". 31 May 2016. Archived from the original on 8 August 2016. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
  14. ^ "Castlebar Celtic 1–9 Shelbourne Ladies". 10 October 2015. Archived from the original on 19 August 2017. Retrieved 7 June 2016.
  15. ^ "Wexford Youths 17–1 Castlebar Celtic". 2 January 2016. Archived from the original on 19 August 2017. Retrieved 7 June 2016.
  16. ^ "Castlebar Celtic W 2015-2016". Archived from the original on 14 July 2016. Retrieved 2 June 2016.
  17. ^ "Castlebar Celtic – Roll Of Honour". Archived from the original on 4 April 2016. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
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