FA Women’s Super League (Irish Players) 2017-18

Barclay’s FA Women’s Super League Logo [Reference: 1]

WSL 1 2017-18

WSL 1 2017-18PWDLFAGDPts
Chelsea (C)18135044133144
Manchester City18122451173438
Birmingham City1893630181230
Sunderland (R)1851121540-2516
Bristol City1851121347-3416
Yeovil Town180216254-522
[References: 2]

WSL 2 2017-18

WSL 2 2017-18PWDLFAGDPts
Doncaster Rovers Belles (R)18152152153747
Brighton & Hove Albion (P)1812153526937
Millwall Lionesses #18123340231736
Sheffield FC (R)189184031928
London Bees186572932-323
Tottenham Hotspur186483234-422
Oxford United (R)1833122441-1712
Aston Villa1832132140-1911
Watford (R)181116857-494
[References: 2]

Note: (C) Champions (P) Promoted to WSL 1 (R) Relegated to WPL (Women’s Premier League Tier 3). A license system is used for determining what teams are promoted and relegated from each of the Tiers in the Football Association Women’s Leagues. Note 2: Teams in bold and italics had Irish players on their roster in 2017-18.

Irish Players

ArsenalKatie McCabeFIRL01.09.95102172
ArsenalLouise QuinnDIRL17.06.90161273
BrightonMarie HourihanGIRL10.03.874040
BrightonSophie PerryDIRL11.11.86132182
EvertonSimone MagillFNIR01.11.9471122
Man CityMegan CampbellDIRL28.06.9340100
ReadingRachel FurnessMNIR19.06.88173246
ReadingGrace MoloneyGIRL01.03.9340100
ReadingHarriet ScottDIRL10.02.9390130
Yeovil TChelsea CochraneMNIR06.09.992020
Yeovil THarriet LambeDIRL01.06.012020
[References: 2]


11 Irish Players – a full Soccer team! – played in the FA Women’s Super League 1 in England in 2017-18. Republic of Ireland players Katie McCabe and Louise Quinn (Arsenal FC), Marie Hourihan and Sophie Perry (Brighton & Hove Albion), Megan Campbell (Everton), Grace Moloney and Harriet Scott (Reading) and Harriet Lambe (Yeovil Town), as well as Northern Ireland players Rachel Furness (Reading) and Chelsea Cochrane (Yeovil Town) all played top flight Football in 2017-18.

Rachel Furness of Reading scored six goals in total accross all competitions, Louise Quinn three goals and Katie McCabe, Simone Magill and Sophie Perry each scored two goals. Rachel Furness played in 17 of Reading’s 18 WSL games and 24 games in total, and Louise Quinn played in 16 WSL games and 27 games in total.

Katie McCabe Arsenal FC and Ireland [Reference: 3]



[1] FA Barclay’s Women’s Super League Twitter Account (2021) Profile Picture: mDxMffvE_400x400 [Internet] Available from: https://twitter.com/BarclaysFAWSL/photohttps://twitter.com/BarclaysFAWSL/photo [Accessed 28 January 2021]


[2] Chris Slegg & Tom Garry (2019) “2017/18 League Tables” Women’s Football Yearbook 2018-19. pg. 380. also Team Pages 44-103 for Player Information.


[3] FAI (2021) Katie [nternet] Available from: https://www.fai.ie/sites/default/files/styles/headshot/public/thumbnails/image/Katie.jpg?itok=Bhr7hTex [Accessed 28 January 2021]


Thanks to Rose McCabe.

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Last Updated: 17 February 2021

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