18 May-Croke Park

A plot of land owned by a company called City and Suburban Racecourse and Amusements Grounds Ltd now forms part of Croke Park Stadium in Dublin. In the late 1800’s the stadium was used by a variety of sports including soccer and Gaelic games. It was for a time, used by the Bohemian Football Club.

The stadium was the setting for the world’s first women’s soccer international in 1896. On that occasion British Ladies Football Club (BLFC) was on a tour of Ireland. As part of the tour the BLFC, representing England played a team representing Ireland and Scotland combined. The combined team beat England 3-2.

The first women’s soccer international was held at what is now Croke Park in the year 1896 On This Day.

Croke Park

 

 

 

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