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Moloney collects first FAI Cup medal

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*Chloe Moloney in action for Clare. Photograph: Burren Eye Photography

Clare’s Chloe Moloney got her hands on a first FAI Women’s Cup medal following further glory for Peamount Utd over the weekend.

Moloney was part of the Peamount squad that recorded a 6-0 win over Cork City. The Dublin side had been defeated by Wexford Youths in the previous two deciders. They claimed the title for the first time since 2010.

Chloe’s commitment to the Clare intermediate ladies footballers where she emerged as their top scorer in the championship forced her to miss out on some key games for Peamount including a clash with Wexford Youths that fell on the same day as their round two win over Laois.

Speaking last month, the central defender outlined, “Sometimes if the games clash it can be tough to keep your place. You are training with both squads and it is hard to pick one over the other, but the girls understood. There was no bad blood there. But I have no regrets about going back to football at all. I’m loving my football this year, it’s great, and to be in this position we’re in, I am so grateful to be part of it”.

Páraic McMahon is Head of News & Sport with The Clare Echo. The Newmarket-on-Fergus native also writes for national papers including The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times along with doing work for RTÉ, Today FM, TheJournal.ie and The42.ie. A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to - paraic@clareecho.ie

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