McKey is 'set and ready' to lead a new era in women's football

Galway United's captain for 2023 is Lynsey McKey, with Jenna Slattery and Therese Kinnevey named as vice-captains.

The experienced Clare native, who joined Galway WFC in 2013, creates history by becoming the club's first senior women's captain.

The 32-year-old striker has been involved in the WNL since its inception, scoring 83 goals in 159 appearances, having previously spent two seasons with Cork City.

McKee says it a great privilege and a proud moment to be selected as the first Galway United Women's captain and to be "the leader among the strong group of girls that we have".

"We have a great squad built up. I think we will be well able to compete with all the teams - it's getting more of a level playing field.

"We are set, we are ready to go, and we are looking forward to the season ahead."

Manager Phil Trill to have Lynsey as club captain is a "fantastic feat" and one she deserves.

"She's an incredible athlete, an incredible person to have around the place in terms of her professionalism, and she sets an excellent example for players, both young and old."

"She has been excellent in pre-season and has become more vocal as the weeks went on; she really stood up to the plate and helped guide us through the pre-season period."

"We are delighted to have her involved; she'll be supported by two vice-captains, Jenna Slattery and Therese Kinnevey. Anyone that know's the two ladies know that they do whatever it takes to win, to games, to battle and fight hard, and I think they really capture the passion element of our club motto."

"We are looking forward to a massive weekend for our club; Galway United have been incredibly supportive since we've come on board, and it's all been geared towards this first game.

"Wexford will be a tough opposition, they have signed well in the off-season, signing players in key positions, but for us, we've had a good off-season. We've developed a culture within our club, that will help push us on."

"It's going to be a competitive game; Wexford for me are one of the favourites along with Shamrock Rovers and Shelbourne."

Kick-off is at 2pm in Eamonn Deacy Park on Saturday March 4.


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