DONEGAL soccer star Ciara Grant scored a wonder goal as she helped her side to Umbro FAI Women’s Senior Cup final glory at the Aviva on Sunday.
Whilst most of the soccer attention was on the men’s final in which Sligo beat Drogheda, the women’s final which preceded it was an absolute cracker.
Ciara, the 21-year-old Irish international from Letterkenny, gave her side Raheny United a superb start with a wonderful lob, picking up the ball outside the box in the 37th minute.
She showed great technique to control a dropping ball and let it bounce before lifting it over Castlebar Celtic keeper Caoimhe O’Reilly.
The game eventually went to extra time with Raheny winning 3-2.
And there were plenty of celebrations among the Grant family who made the trip from Orchard Grove to Dublin for the match.
Ciara, a medical student at UCD, is a former Kilmacrennan Celtic player.