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Suffragettes FC: Iconic Finglas-based women's soccer clubClub was a family affair with links to Bohemian FC and the Dublin junior soccer circuitIt retains a mythical status in Irish women's soccer RECORDS indicate Suffragettes FC were formed in 1970 in Finglas, Dublin.
Early newspaper reports listed the team name as "Suffering Jets", implying they were formed as a giggle then got serious later on. The Doran soccer dynasty of Dublin's Northside  Godfather of Dublin junior soccer Andy Doran sadly died in December 1973, leaving his wife May, four daughters and three sons.

Andy was a former All-Ireland junior Gaelic handball player and had been been an official of the Leinster Junior Soccer League for 10 years.

His son John played soccer for Bohemian FC and daughters Dolores and Carol both played for Suffragettes.

When an organic women's soccer boom engulfed Dublin, the Leinster Junior Soccer League had set up a women's section to cater for local teams playi…

Supplemental List of Republic of Ireland Women's Soccer Players

Republic of Ireland women's football players Unconfirmed/bench/squad/youth Players NB: Several players on the main list started off here, then I moved them over to the A-Z when I had confirmed they had played at senior level. INDEX: ABCDEFGHIJKLMMcNOPQRSTUVWXYZ AAoife Ahern - Passage player in u16 squad v Wales, at Spytty Park, Newport, 9.4.96.
BKendall Bartholemew - Another college player who turned up to the USA training camp in summer 2009. 5'5'' FW from Liberty University. Unused sub in opening 2-1 win over FC Indiana, not seen again. Listed as "Bartholemew Kendall" in the FAI reports.
Vivienne Bartley - Capped at u16 v Scotland Easter 1994. Not in (matchday) squad for u20 win over NI in Belfast, 29.10.94. But returned from injury to be named in u20 squad v France at Turner's Cross 12.11.94, was a 16yo schoolgirl playing for NEDL outfit 'Shambo'. Called into a revamped senior squad in November 1996 as a Botown player, alongside several other m…