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Galway WFC have been in fine form of late, recording some memorable results over the past few weeks, including a shock five-star win over Continental Tyres Women’s National League leaders Peamount United, a draw against champions Shelbourne Ladies and now a win over third-placed UCD Waves.

 

Sadhbh Doyle took time out following her ‘Player of the Match’ performance against UCD to chat about the final stretch of the domestic season and how their fortunes have changed.

 

Deployed out wide on the left, Doyle had a massive impact on their 1-0 win over Waves, and could easily have nabbed herself a brace had she scored the chances that came her way. Overall, though, she was happy with the workout.

 

“I missed a few sitters there, but I don’t mind I’ll play wherever Billy (Clery, manager) puts me,” Doyle said.

 

“I was playing on the wing there and that’s my first time playing there this season, but I think the award isn’t just for one player you have to give it to the whole team.

 

“We work so hard together and we really grinded out a result there. When things were looking tough, we all worked together and we’re really happy with that now.”

 

The main aim for the Galway Girls now is to keep this run of good form going, look to close the gap on Cork City WFC and launch themselves up the table a bit – after all, they’re not the team they once were, they look transformed in the past few weeks and still have one eye on cup silverware.

 

“Well the season is coming to an end now and we just want to get as high up the table as we can,” Doyle commented.

 

“We still have the cup left and we just want to win as many games as we can because we feel like we’re improving and we’re just a little inconsistent sometimes but we just feel that we can keep working together, we have a good set-up here and we just want to get better and better.”

 

Of course, Doyle is an underage Republic of Ireland international and widely considered one of Irish women’s soccer’s rising starlets who has recently taken the step-up from Under 17s to Under 19s.

 

“I was playing U17 last year and that’s over now. We had our first U19 trial on Thursday – we played Northern Ireland, but most importantly we just want to work on the club scene first and whatever else comes after that is a bonus.”

 

If she continues to churn out outstanding performances like she did against UCD, there are few reasons to disbelieve that she could one day become a senior star on the international circuit.

 

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