LFC WomenNiamh Fahey scores first senior international goal

Published 28th June 2022

Liverpool FC Women captain Niamh Fahey scored her first senior international goal for Republic of Ireland on Monday.

On her 104th appearance for her country, the centre-back netted the second strike of an eventual 9-0 win at Georgia in Women’s World Cup qualifying.

Republic of Ireland now sit second in Group A – which would earn progress to the play-off round for the 2023 tournament – with two fixtures still to play.

“I’m obviously not known for my goalscoring abilities!” said Fahey post-match. “To come here, tricky conditions and play against a low block and get nine goals, I think it’s a job well done.”

Elsewhere on Monday, there was confirmation of Rachel Furness’ spot in the Northern Ireland squad for the forthcoming Women’s Euro 2022.

The Reds midfielder will represent her nation as they face Norway, Austria and England in the initial group phase, with their opening match on July 7.

Published 28th June 2022