Brennan signs on with Rovers as season looms

Former Castlebar Celtic and Galway WFC striker Aoife Brennan has joined Sligo Rovers for the club’s first season in the Women’s National League.

The Mayo native is hoping that the Bit O’ Red can surprise a few people, as the club makes history this weekend playing our first ever senior WNL game.

The 28-year-old played her underage soccer with Ballyglass, before moving to Manulla FC around the age of 15.Brennan was a student at IT Sligo for four years, and played in the Women’s National League for both Castlebar Celtic and Galway WFC.

She told “GAA was always my first sport as I played with Carnacon and we were fairly successful so that always came first.

“I left Galway because it was too much to keep it going while playing Gaelic too, I moved back to Manulla the following season and played in the Mayo league with them.

“When the call came in from Steve Feeney seeing if she was interested, Brennan decided to give it a go.

“Steve rang me over the Christmas to see would I be interested in going to trials for Rovers and I had already been thinking about giving it a go so I went to the open trial session and it went from there.

“The Mayo native scored four goals in pre-season, and is hoping to keep that going when the season starts this Saturday with a trip to Peamount United. Kick-off is 5pm in Greenogue.

“I can’t wait to get started, it’s very exciting being a part of the first senior women’s team at Sligo Rovers and hopefully we can surprise a few people this season.

“Steve and all the coaches have been absolutely brilliant and the training sessions are very enjoyable and professional.”