Galway Women’s Football Club have decided to end their inclusion in the SSE Airtricity Women’s National League starting from next season. Founder and Chair, Stephen Moran stated in his open letter that he hopes that other individuals “take up the mantle” in continuing the tradition of women‘s football in Galway.
Although there is no indication as to why the team is withdrawing, Moran and the club released a statement thanking all of their supporters and everyone involved in making such an elite team in the past decade.
Important Announcement from The Board of Galway Women’s FC pic.twitter.com/TQZ1Fnxvdz
— GalwayWFC (@GalwayWFC) September 11, 2022
The team initially formed in 2012 where they placed sixth in the league the next season. Their highest placement was in 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2019 placing fourth overall. The club is currently placed fifth after 22 rounds.
There are rumours that the Galway Men’s will be starting a team to compete in the League of Ireland division and should that happen the Women's side of Galway United will most likely take a place in the WNL. If this were to happen, both men‘s and women’s teams would be the seventh club to enter both men‘s and women’s teams in the national league.
Several international footballers in the senior club have come from this team such as Savannah McCarthy and Julie Ann Russell being the most recent. There were over 30 underage individuals, however, that reached international as well.
— Louise Quinn (@louise_quinn4) September 12, 2022