Longford’s Michelle Farrell on target with two goals as Irish Banshees retain Euro Cup crown in Sweden

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Longford’s Michelle Farrell on target with two goals as Irish Banshees retain Euro Cup crown in Sweden

The Irish Banshees celebrate retaining their Euro Cup crown. Michelle Farrell is pictured second from left on back row

Longford’s Michelle Farrell scored two quality goals as the Irish Banshees side stormed to glory in the AFL Europe Euro Cup Final over England Vixens in Norrtalje, Sweden yesterday (Saturday, June 29).

Making her Irish National Aussie Rules debut, Colmcille club player Michelle made a big impact on the international stage and played a central role in helping the Irish girls retain the Euro Cup.

Also read: Longford’s Michelle Farrell helps Irish National Aussie Rules team reach Euro Cup semi-final in Sweden

Her colleagues Marie Keating and Aisling Gilespie also helped themselves to two goals apiece as the Irish Banshees prevailed by 6-7 (43) to 2-1 (13).

In the semi-final, the Irish Banshees, under the guidance of Head Coach Mike Currane, comfortably overcame the Swedish Ravens and in the pool series they accounted for opposition from Germany, Wales and Croatia.

Congratulations to Michelle and the Irish Banshees.

You can watch coverage of the Euro Cup Final HERE


AFL Europe Euro Cup path to victory

Pool A
Game 1: Irish Banshees 7-5 (47) German Eagles 1-1 (7)
Game 2: Irish Banshees 14-7 (91) Welsh Wyverns 0-0 (0)
Game 3: Irish Banshees 15-13 (103) Croatian Queens 0-0 (0)
Knockout
Semi Final: Irish Banshees 7-8 (50) Swedish Ravens 1-0 (6)
Final: Irish Banshees 6-7 (43) England Vixens 2-1 (13)