Aife Haran returns for 2023 Women’s Premier Division season

Sligo Rovers are delighted to announce that versatile midfielder Aife Haran has re-signed for the club ahead of the new SSE Airtricity Women’s Premier Division season.

Haran was part of the club’s first ever Under-17 Women’s National League side, before moving on to play for Athlone Town and ultimately ending up back at The Showgrounds in the summer transfer window last season, going on to become a consistent performer between then and the end of the season.

The Ballinacarrow native started her football with Strand Celtic at the age of eight and played up as far as Under 18 level.

Haran won seven league medals Strand, while also representing Sligo/Leitrim Emerging Talent squads, and represented Connacht at Under 15 level.

The midfielder spent two years with the Rovers’ Under 17s team and scored the club’s first goal in the underage Women’s National League as she scored versus Peamount United.

‘’I’m delighted to be re-signing with Sligo Rovers and looking forward to the 2023 season.

‘’I think it’ll be important that we use last year’s experience to push on and gain more consistency throughout the season.

‘’Steve and his management team have a vision for success and I’m excited to work with them again’’.

Manager Steve Feeney is happy with this latest addition to his 2023 squad:

Aife is a player we wanted to bring in earlier than last July but, we had to wait and we were excited to be able to bring her back to The Showgrounds.

‘’We’re really happy she is with us now for the full season as her quality will help us throughout 2023.

‘’Aife is a local who had to go play her senior football outside of Sligo until Rovers were in a position to begin life in the league and now that we can provide this platform for these players, that is what it’s all about.

Rovers begin pre-season training tonight at The Showgrounds with our opening game against Shamrock Rovers just over seven weeks away.

Season tickets will be available in the coming days for just €50