Ireland have won the over 50's World Cup 1 year 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.