We are on the cusp of a new era for the Lionesses. Over the last week, Sarina Wiegman, has been announced as the next manager, taking over from Phil Neville in September 2021. Yes, we do have to wait a little while, but it is hard not to get excited already over the arrival of one of the two most prolific female coaches currently in the international women’s game.
Since joining the FAI WNL in 2013, Galway WFC have established themselves as a strong contender in the league. With the arrival of Billy Cleary as manager, they have finished 4th the last two seasons and will be aiming to move further up the table this time out.
We caught up with Billy and captain, Keara Cormican, to find out more about themselves and the team ahead of Saturday’s opening game against DLR Waves.
On Saturday afternoon, DLR Waves travel to Galway to start their much-anticipated league campaign, their second after returning to the FAI WNL fold.
There’s the age old saying that you never know what you’ve got until it’s gone. Well, that is a bit of an exaggeration – football isn’t lost forever; it is on its way back. But the last few months without it have certainly opened my eyes up to understanding what an integral part this sport has played in helping me navigate my way through life.
The news we have all be waiting for was finally announced yesterday. After the decision last week by the FA Women’s Super League & Women’s Championship Board to terminate the 2019/20 season, the FA Board has agreed to decide both leagues on a basic points-per-game basis, with promotion and relegation determined on sporting merit.
This time last year, all the hype was building around England ahead of the 2019 World Cup. As one of the favourites for the tournament, Phil Neville was riding on a crest of a wave after under 18 months in the job.