Áine O'Gorman

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Áine O'Gorman
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Personal information
Full name Áine Marie O'Gorman[1]
Date of birth (1989-05-13) 13 May 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Wicklow, Ireland
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Playing position Winger / Forward
Club information
Current team
UCD Waves
Youth career
Enniskerry FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2009 Stella Maris
2009–2010 Peamount United
2010–2012 Doncaster Rovers Belles 28 (4)
2011 Peamount United (loan)
2012–2014 Peamount United
2014- UCD Waves
National team
2006– Republic of Ireland 56 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 August 2011.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 August 2011

Áine Marie O'Gorman (born 13 May 1989) is an Irish footballer. She signed for Women's National League club UCD Waves after two seasons with the English FA WSL club Doncaster Rovers Belles in 2011 and 2012. A winger or striker, O'Gorman represents the Republic of Ireland women's national football team.

Club career[edit]

O'Gorman played club football for Stella Maris, while attending sports scholarships at Sallynoggin College[1] and IT Carlow.[2] She was also selected to represent Leinster, helping them to the 2009 interprovincial title.[3] Having switched to Peamount United, O'Gorman scored a hat-trick in the 2010 FAI Women's Cup final, as Peamount beat Salthill Devon 4–2 at Tolka Park.[4]

O'Gorman also played Gaelic football for Bray Emmets and in September 2010 helped the club win the Wicklow Ladies Senior Football Championship, scoring four goals and two points in the final.[5]

She signed for FA WSL club Doncaster Rovers Belles in October 2010, after a successful trial.[6] O'Gorman was given accommodation at the Ramada Jarvis hotel in Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield, with other signings Kylla Sjoman and Maria Karlsson.[7] At the end of the 2011 FA WSL season she returned to Peamount on loan ahead of the Irish club's Champions League tie with Paris Saint-Germain.[8]

Four goals on the last matchday won her the topscorer award of the 2013/14 Women's National League season.

International career[edit]

O'Gorman was capped by Republic of Ireland at U17 and U19 level.[9] She was called–up to the senior panel for the 2006 Algarve Cup and made her debut in Ireland's final match at the tournament: a 4–0 defeat to Denmark in Lagoa.[10] She became established in the senior team as a 16–year–old and featured in the next three qualifying campaigns.[11] When signing for Doncaster aged 21 in October 2010, O'Gorman had accrued 38 senior caps.[6]

In September 2012 O'Gorman reached a half century of appearances for Ireland, in a 2–0 EURO 2013 qualifying win over Israel at Ramat Gan Stadium.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b John Hudson (27 October 2008). "CUFL: Facilitators, scholarships and website launched". Herald.ie. Retrieved 8 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "Academic & Sports Scholarship Winners 2010". Institute of Technology Carlow. Retrieved 8 October 2010. 
  3. ^ "Leinster Win Interprovincials 2009". FAI Third Level Football. Retrieved 8 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "AINE O'Gorman was Peamount United's […]; WORLD OF SPORT". Daily Mail. 26 July 2010. Retrieved 8 October 2010. 
  5. ^ "Éire Óg weekly notes". MyLocalNews.ie. 28 September 2010. Retrieved 10 October 2010. 
  6. ^ a b Liam Holden (7 October 2010). "Belles snap up Irish superstar". Doncaster Free Press. Retrieved 8 October 2010. 
  7. ^ "Interview: John Buckley / Manager / Doncaster Rovers Belles". She Kicks. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-17. 
  8. ^ "Aine Makes Loan Move Home". Doncaster Rovers Belles. 18 September 2011. Retrieved 19 September 2011. 
  9. ^ "Aine O'Gorman (Stella Maris)". Eircom.net. Retrieved 8 October 2010. 
  10. ^ "Aine makes senior debut for Ireland". Bray People. 26 March 2006. Retrieved 14 April 2012. 
  11. ^ "Senior Women Player Profiles". FAI.ie. Retrieved 8 October 2010. 
  12. ^ "Israel 0-2 Republic of Ireland". Raidió Teilifís Éireann. 19 September 2012. Retrieved 20 September 2012. 

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