18 March 2017
By Elaine Murphy
Cork City WFC confirm the signing of Senior Irish International Clare Shine for the 2017 season
The Cork native returns to the club having played in the debut season of the Continental Tyres Women’s National League and previously having played at local level for Douglas Hall. In 2013 she moved to Raheeny United winning a League and FAI Women’s Senior Cup double and competed in the UEFA Women’s Champions League where she scored four goals to help them through the group stage into the Round of 32.
In May of 2015 She joined Scottish club Glasgow City FC where her most notable achievement was when she played the key role in the 2015 Scottish Women’s Cup Final scoring a hat-trick as Glasgow won 3-0. She played for Ireland at U17 at the age of 15 playing in the 2010 UEFA Women’s Under 17 Championship. She played for the Under 19’s at the 2014 UEFA Women’s Under 19 Championship scoring the only goal as Ireland beat Spain and went on to top their group. In November 2015 she made her Senior International debut coming on as a second half substitute vs Spain.
Cork City Women’s FC manager Frank Kelleher is delighted to welcome Shine back to the club; “We are delighted to welcome Clare shine back to Cork City W.F.C. This is a key signing for us and shows our progress as a club. Clare is one of the most talented players in the country and has a great future in the game. Returning to her native club is fantastic, as she had other clubs looking to sign her. Clare brings huge experience to our club. Already in training we see her professional approach, raising the standards in training, talking to the younger players, leading by example. Her involvement with the senior team in Cyprus recently has made our squad want to push on and work harder to continually improve. We are looking forward to the season knowing we have a top player being part of the development of the women’s squad at Cork City W.F.C.”
Clare Shine speaking on signing for the club was delighted to rejoin Cork City Women’s FC; “I’m delighted to sign with Cork City Women’s FC. I’m really looking forward to the season ahead, the club has come on massively and I think everybody is prepared and ready for tomorrows game.