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Watch: An Irish Player Ripped The Piss Out Of The Scottish Women's Cup Final Yesterday

Watch: An Irish Player Ripped The Piss Out Of The Scottish Women's Cup Final Yesterday

Cork woman Clare Shine scored a hat-trick as Glasgow City won the treble for the fourth year in a row yesterday, smashing Hibernian 3-0 in the Scottish Women's Cup final.

The 20-year-old Ireland underage star looked most likely to net for Glasgow throughout, and after her teammate Hayley Lauder struck the post in the opening exchanges, Shine went one better before the break, steering a bouncing ball in off the crossbar with a controlled right-footed finish to break the deadlock for the holders.

As the Scottish rain lashed down on the artificial surface in the second half, neither side was able to establish their passing game, but Shine - who incredibly lashed home five times against Rangers last week - took the game by the scruff of the neck.

Her second and third goals arrived in the last five minutes of normal time - the former a clinical left-footed finish after racing through the Hibs defence, the latter similar, with the former Raheny striker capitalising on a slip to beat Jenna Fife for a third time.

I’m absolutely delighted to get a hat-trick considering the conditions and the opposition,

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Shine told The National.

It was my first Scottish Cup final, so it was a dream come true.

Shine has only recently established herself in Glasgow's first team, but with 11 goals in 21 Ireland under-19 internationals - including a famous winner against Spain last year - the Douglas sharp-shooter has now firmly found her feet under manager Scott Booth.

She’s a goalscorer, and she’s getting better and better,

Booth said. With eight goals in two games, it's difficult to disagree with him.

Check out some rapid-fire footage of Shine's mesmerising display below:

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Gavan Casey
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