Katie McCabe’s World Cup wonder goal cost bookies ‘meaty sum’

Katie McCabe’s World Cup wonder goal cost bookies ‘meaty sum’

KATIE MCCABE’S remarkable corner kick goal scored in yesterday’s World Cup match against Canada has cost Paddy Power a pretty penny.

The Irish bookmakers has confirmed that the screamer of a goal from the Ireland captain cost them a “meaty five-figure sum” after more than 100 punters backed the Dubliner to score first in the match with odds of 16-1.

McCabe’s goal came just four minutes into the group stage fixture against Canada yesterday afternoon, after Ireland won a corner.

McCabe, who is a star player for Arsenal, took the corner kick and skilfully managed to get the ball over the Canadian keeper and into the net - putting Ireland in the lead 1-0.

Ultimately Ireland went on to lose the match 2-1, but McCabe’s goal was significant as it marked Ireland's first-ever goal at a Women's World Cup.

And there was a “silver lining” for those who put their money behind McCabe yesterday.

“While the result may not have gone the way of Ireland’s Women’s team, there was a silver lining for over a hundred clued-in punters who backed the team’s captain, Katie McCabe, to net first against a much fancied Canada,” Paddy Power confirmed.

Rachael Kane, a spokesperson for Paddy Power, added: “Katie was the star of the show for the Girls In Green and the Irish public backed her relentlessly to get us off to a flyer.

“The result may not have gone our way but at least over hundred supporters have been rewarded for showing faith Katie and the rest of the Girls In Green.”