Defender Niamh Walsh leaves Shelbourne to pursue education

Sun, Sep 10 2017

Walsh celebrating a goal against Wexford Youths that forced a league play-off. Credit: Michael P Ryan

Shelbourne Ladies have announced that defender Niamh Walsh has left the club by mutual consent in order to pursue educational opportunities in the UK.


The 23-year-old has been with the club since their pre-merger days as Raheny United and has been part of three Women's National League-winning sides.


A statement released by the club read: “Wishing our girl Niamh Walsh the very best of luck as she heads to the UK to do her master's for the next few months.


“Thank you for all your contributions on and off the field. Everyone at the club wishes you every success. Your spot is awaiting your return!”



Walsh is a veteran of three Champions League campaigns, with Raheny in 2013/14 and 2014/15 and with Shels this year.


She played four of Raheny's five games as they reached the round of 32 in 2014/15, topping their group with three consecutive wins before falling to Bristol Academy.


As well as three league titles, Walsh won three FAI Cups with Raheny and one with Shelbourne and one Women's National League trophy with both Raheny and Shels.