A Galway women’s football team have secured the first league title in the club’s history.
Founded in 1975 in Westside, Corrib Rangers Ladies F.C. are unbeaten in domestic competition this year, and were crowned Galway Senior League Champions on 1 July.
Corrib Rangers have also been crowned the 2015 Galway Cup Winners, helping cement a great year for the local team. They beat Shiven Rovers Ladies FC from Newbridge in Deacy Park last Wednesday in a very close 1-0 victory.
Speaking to the Galway Independent, vice captain Evelyn Coffey said it was a goal of theirs to go unbeaten this year but to actually achieve it was “fantastic”.
“It wasn’t an easy task as the standard of competition from rival teams is high and on any given day most teams are capable of beating one another.”
The team are now taking a well-deserved break to “recharge the batteries” after their hard months of training and matches, but hope to maintain their winning form.
“We will re-group for pre-season training and start our defence of both league and cup titles. We will spend a few winter months in pre-season training before our season kicks off again. To retain both titles will be the aim for next year and to see can we have a run at the Irish cup again,” says Evelyn.
The local club have deep roots within their community and the women’s section of the club comprises of the ladies’ senior team, U16s, U14s, U12s, and U10s, all of which are coached by local coaches.
The club are always looking for new players as they have a highly rated youth development programme and a new state of the art all weather astro playing pitch.
Evelyn says that to be part of a club like Corrib Rangers F.C is a “joy” with some great friendships being forged, and some team members knowing each other for the past 10 years.
“The camaraderie is brilliant and everyone is made to feel at home, new members always stick around! We have a great social side of the team too, from team building exercises like kayaking or paint-balling together or simply a night out where we let our hair down. While we take our soccer seriously we always have fun at training. If you can’t have fun at sport what is the point!”
If you would like to get involved in Corrib Rangers F.C., visit their Facebook page for more information.