Zoe McGlynn signs for 2024

Sligo Rovers are delighted to announce that midfielder Zoe McGlynn has signed for the Bit O’Red ahead of the 2024 League of Ireland Women’s Premier Division season.

The 25-year-old joins from Sion Swifts in the NIFL where she has impressed alongside her Bit O’Red team-mate Kelly Crompton. McGlynn is the fifth new signing alongside Crompton, Muireann Devaney, Kelsey Munroe and Yvonne Hedigan.

McGlynn, who is from Raphoe in Donegal, started her career with Raphoe where she played for the boys’ team before signing for Lagan Harps. At the age of 16, McGlynn signed for Sion Swifts and was also involved in Republic of Ireland Under 17 and Under 19 squads. The Donegal native also featured for the Irish College’s team, and enjoyed four years playing college football in the United States.

She told sligorovers.com: “Sligo approached me last season but I made the decision to stay at Sion Swifts for another season. Tommy then got in contact with me at the end of the season there and we had a few chats.

“I had a few other offers but decided going with Sligo was the right move for me and Tommy made the decision a little easier by the conversations we had as I liked his ideas and plan he had for the team.

“I played most my earlier years of football in Donegal before I started playing senior football around the age of 16 with Sion Swifts in the NIFL so I think that senior level experience carries with me.

“I’ve been involved in many cups and big games with Sion so the aspiration to do well and achieve team goals has always been in me. “I went to University in the States where I played D1 football with CCSU and won three conferences with them and reached the NCAA where I think I learned a lot on the field playing top quality oppositions. I’ve been involved in u17s and u19s Ireland squads too so I enjoy being around that professionalism.”

Alongside Kelly Crompton, McGlynn is already familiar with a few of her team-mates having come across them over the years.McGlynn is the latest in a string of high profile signings to be announced this pre-season, and now she can’t wait to get cracking.

“I think I can bring high intensity and experience. I love being involved in the game as much as possible. I’m hoping to get on the assist and score sheet as much as possible to help the team improve from where they were last season

“When talking with Tommy he would have mentioned a few of the girls that were signed or signing and it seemed like he has been adding top players who are going to help improve the team and help them progress in this league

“I’m really looking forward to working with Tommy and the rest of the coaching staff, and getting going with the girls and seeing how much we can improve from the previous seasons.

“I’m excited for the new challenge that comes with moving to a new team and into a different league.”