Irish abroad: Brosnan and McCabe star in Women's Super League

Irish Abroad: Brosnan And Mccabe Star In Women's Super League
BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND - JANUARY 24: Courtney Brosnan of Everton looks on during the FA Women's Continental Tyres League Cup match between Leicester City and Everton at Pirelli Stadium on January 24, 2024 in Burton-upon-Trent, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
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James Cox

A number of Republic of Ireland players put in standout performances in the Women's Super League over the weekend.

Everton fell to a 2-1 defeat to Manchester City, but the scoreline could have been a lot bigger if not for Ireland goalkeeper Courtney Brosnan.


She faced 22 shots from the hosts, including 10 on target. Brosnan, who has 26 Ireland caps, was given a rating of 8.4 in stats compiled by Sofascore.

Ireland captain Katie McCabe received a rating of 7.8 as she put in a good performance for Arsenal in their 1-0 derby victory over Tottenham.

Liverpool beat Aston Villa 4-1 and Niamh Fahey (7.1) and Leanne Kiernan (6.8) both put in good performances.

Brosnan's Everton teammate Heather Payne also played well with a rating of 6.9, despite the Everton loss.

Here are the top five:

  1. Courtney Brosnan (Everton): 8.4
  2. Katie McCabe (Arsenal): 7.8
  3. Niamh Fahey (Liverpool): 7.1
  4. Heather Payne (Everton): 6.9
  5. Leanne Kiernan (Liverpool): 6.8

Stats: Sofascore

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