Tuesday, August 02, 2022

Liverpool FC Women captain Niamh Fahey has signed a new contract with the club.

The Republic of Ireland international led the team to the FA Women’s Championship title last season and will be at the forefront of the challenge as they return to the Barclays Women’s Super League in September.

A lifelong Reds fan, the 34-year-old finally joined the club four years ago after a trophy-laden career at Arsenal and Chelsea.

Vastly experienced at centre-back, her positional excellence and aerial dominance offer a perfect foundation for the Liverpool defence.

The Killannin, Co Galway native has played for her country more than 100 times and continues to fight for World Cup qualification in the current campaign.

Niamh has also played senior ladies football for Galway, where she won an All-Ireland in 2004 at the age of 16. She is the younger sister of All-Ireland winners Gary and Richie. Gary was full-back in Galway’s 1998 and 2001 All-Ireland SFC wins, and captained them in ’01, while Richie was left corner-back in that final.

LFC Women manager Matt Beard said: “Niamh was outstanding last year, a great leader on and off the pitch.

“Her performances last season, even in the big games, were fantastic. Her experience will be something we will need next season.

“She’s a great character, technically she’s a very gifted football player and a very, very good defender.”

For Fahey, the chance to continue her career with the Reds was a ‘no-brainer’.

She said: “It’s brilliant, I’m so excited for the year ahead and I’m delighted to extend my stay.

“Getting to lift the trophy last season with this group of girls and staff, there’s nowhere else I’d rather be. It wasn’t even a decision.

“It’s something that has sunk in over the summer and obviously makes me very proud.

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