Pictured (L to R) John O’Regan (Chairman College Corinthians), Michael Connolly, Marie Lucey (Corinthians Girls u10 Coach), Megan Connolly, Lorna O Duibhir (Corinthians Girls u14) and Gerry McAnaney (FAI President)

On Sunday last, College Corinthians was honored to accept the presentation by former player Megan Connolly, of her Republic of Ireland senior jersey from the recent clash with Iceland. She had an outstanding performance in that match and won the Player of the Match award.

Megan, a Turners Cross native, began her football journey at eight years of age playing with Corinthians Girls and she won honours at provincial and national level, representing both Corinthians and her school, Christ King Girls Secondary School. In 2014, Megan was a member of the College Corinthians senior women’s team that won the Women’s Munster Senior Cup. Her father, Michael Connolly, was the coach of the team and Megan scored in the final.

In 2015, Connolly began playing for Florida State Seminoles after obtaining a scholarship to Florida State University. She won a host of team and personal honours during her time with the university. She has represented Ireland from under-15 up to senior level, making her debut in a friendly against USA. In 2019, Connolly signed a contract with Brighton & Hove Albion WFC where she has played since, helping them to their best ever finish in the Womens Super League in 2021.

Corinthians Girls now field four team in the CWSSL leagues in u12, u14 and u16 and the club has a strong girls academy. Further information on girls soccer in College Corinthians is available here.