Northern Ireland Senior Women's International Becky Flaherty signs new contract at Sheffield United

Thu, Jul 09 2020

Northern Ireland Women's senior international goalkeeper Becky Flaherty has signed a new contract with Sheffield United. 

Flaherty started every league game for the Blades in 2019/20 until a hip injury curtailed her season as Sheffield United finished in second behind Aston Villa. 

Speaking to the club website she said; "I'm delighted to re-sign with Sheffield United. This is the perfect place for me to develop with fantastic coaches and a great squad. I'm really excited to further develop my game after picking up an injury that cut short my season.

"I've been working hard in lockdown to come back a better player and next season will be an exciting time for us as we look to better our performances from last season."

Flaherty won the player of the match award on her home senior international debut against Wales Seaview in November. 

The shotstopper pulled off two one on one saves in the second half to ensure a point in their Group C UEFA Women's Euro 2021 qualifier.

The 22 year old was capped at youth level by Scotland but switched allegiances to Northern Ireland at senior level. In January 2019, Flaherty received her first call up to Northern Ireland's training camp.

Flaherty made her senior international debut on 3 March 2019, starting in a 4–0 win over Kazakhstan in the Alanya Gold City Women’s Cup. 

She has also had spells with Merseyside clubs Liverpool and Everton before she made the move to Yorkshire in 2019.

The shotstopper has also played in the English women's top flight as she made her debut for Liverpool in the 2017/18 in a defeat against Arsenal.