- Méabh De Búrca
Méabh De Búrca Personal information Full name Méabh De Búrca Date of birth 11 August 1988 Place of birth Galway, Ireland Height 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in) Playing position Defender /
Club information Current club New Haven Chargers Number 9 Senior career* Years Team Apps† (Gls)† 2000–2009 Salthill Devon 2009– New Haven Chargers 2011– Boston Aztec 13 (0) National team 2006– Republic of Ireland 18 (0) * Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
De Búrca joined Salthill Devon in 2000, initially playing in the boys' team. She progressed through the ranks alongside Niamh Fahey, and the pair helped Galway Ladies (a regional select team) win the FAI Senior Women's Cup in 2007. While Fahey departed to Arsenal Ladies, De Búrca stayed in Ireland and represented Galway in the 2008–09 UEFA Women's Cup.
In 2009 De Búrca moved to the University of New Haven on a soccer scholarship. In the 2011 season she also played for Boston Aztec, the Boston Breakers' reserve team, who compete at WPSL level. De Búrca made 13 appearances as Aztec won their conference and reached the national semi–final.
De Búrca has won over 40 caps for Ireland, having previously represented her country at Under–17 level and as captain of the Under–19 team. Her full international debut came in a 1–0 defeat to Italy at Richmond Park in September 2006.
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- ^ "Meabh De Burca". UEFA.com. http://www.uefa.com/womensworldcup/teams/player=102190/index.html. Retrieved 2011-04-07.
- ^ a b c "#9 Meabh De Burca". University of New Haven. http://www.newhavenchargers.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=501. Retrieved 2011-04-07.
- ^ "2011 National Championship". WPSL. http://www.mutinysoccer.com/11-CHAMPIONSHIP-GUIDE.pdf. Retrieved 2011-08-17.
- ^ "Ladies Soccer". Salthill Devon. http://www.salthilldevon.ie/ladies/index.htm. Retrieved 2011-04-07.
- ^ "Irish Delegation for World University Games Announced". Colleges and Universities Sports Association of Ireland. 2007-07-24. http://cusai.ie/event.php?event_id=216&action=News&news_id=3080. Retrieved 2011-04-07.
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