Ireland have won the over 50's World Cup 11 months ago

Ireland have won the over 50's World Cup

Ireland women's over 50's are the champions of the world!

It was a very close final, but Ireland held on to win gold at the EXIN Masters world cup.

An early Linda Jenkinson penalty sent the Girls In Green 1-0 up early against Spain in Saturday's final. Then the Aussie onslaught began. Ireland were a fortress defensively. They managed to hold onto the lead and keep the tournament's joint-top goalscorer Sherly Simpson off the scoresheet to record a famous win.

From the very beginning, Ireland established themselves as one of the favourites to win the competition outright. They topped their group by defeating Argentina 2-0 in their opener before beating Chile and USA 2-0 and 2-1 respectively.

USA were up again in the quarter-finals. Again, Ireland ran out 2-1 victors to secure a semi-final showdown with Scotland. The Scots were no match for the Irish who won the game 2-0.

And, of course, the Aussies fell short as well. The celebrations at full time were mighty.