The scorer of the winning goal in the women’s World Cup football final has Achill roots.

According to the Mayo News, American football international Rose Lavelle, is a third generation Achill-American.

The 24-year old is the grandchild of John P. Lavelle of Dooagh, Achill and Honoria ‘Nora’ Lavelle from Keel, Achill, who were wed in Cleveland Ohio.

Rose’s sister, Mary, said that the family still know about Achill and have an Achill sign in their living room.

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