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Kate Slevin: 'I’ll hopefully score a few more goals but the main thing is to just do well with the team'

Sun, Apr 04 2021

Kate Slevin scored her first senior WNL goal for Galway on Saturday. Credit: Hugh de Paor (ETPhotos)

Paul Corcoran reports from Eamonn Deacy Park

Galway got their first win of the new Women’s National League season on Saturday afternoon with Billy Clery’s side running out 3-1 winners over Bohemians at Eamonn Deacy Park.

Rachel Kearns and Lynsey McKey were both on the scoresheet for Galway but a bigger talking point was the second goal for the home side, a long range effort from Kate Slevin and her first goal at senior level for the Tribeswomen.

The teenager made a few appearances off the bench for Billy Clery’s side last season but the midfielder has started their two WNL games so far this season and is enjoying the 2021 campaign so far.

“I’m delighted, it was all Rachel Kearns as she broke the ball down for me, I’m delighted for the win especially,” the Republic of Ireland Under 17 international said, speaking to Extratime.com after the game.

“I love it, I love playing with the girls, it’s a great team this year and I feel like we’ll do well this year.”

Kearns hard work forced Bohemians into coughing up possession to Slevin who showed great composure to score from long range into an open net and the midfielder was full of praise for her teammate who sits atop the goalscoring charts with four goals so far this season.

“She’s unreal, she just keeps going for the full 90 minutes and drives the whole team on when we need her.

“We were pretty disappointed with ourselves last week [against Cork City], we felt we threw it away but we just forgot about it and started training all week and we knew we’d get the three points this week.

“Bohemians are a tough team to break down and they’re really organised but I feel we were as well, I feel like we were alright today.”

Next up for the Galway Girls is DLR Waves after the international break and Slevin is looking to further impress this season.

“We’re all very excited, we have a week of so we have a good while to prepare for a big game.

“I’ll hopefully score a few more goals but the main thing is to just do well with the team and get into the top three.”

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