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Savannah McCarthy: 'I love training with this club and with the girls, they’re fantastic'

Mon, Sep 27 2021
Emmily Corbet, of Athlone Town and Galway WFC's Savannah McCarthy, in action, during the Athlone Town v Galway WFC WNL match at Athlone Town Stadium, Athlone on Saturday, 3 August 2021.

McCarthy in action for Galway during their 2-1 win over Athlone Town in August 2021. Credit: Gerry Shanahan (ETPhotos)

Paul Corcoran reports from Eamonn Deacy Park

Galway secured a hard-fought victory when they hosted Treaty United at Eamonn Deacy Park in the Women’s National League on Saturday afternoon.

A single goal from Emma Starr made the difference in the end with the Tribeswomen have several key chances to add to that score line throughout the game.

Captain Savannah McCarthy spoke to extratime.com after the game and the defender was pleased with the result.

“The main thing was the three points and obviously it was a tough battle we had a lot of chances, but we got one goal in the end,” McCarthy said.

“When it’s one nil you’re always on the edge because any chance, any deflection, corner or set piece there’s always a danger, so the main thing today was a clean sheet and to get the win.”

Stephen Lally’s side travel to take on title challenging Wexford Youths last week but the main focus for the Tribeswomen is on their FAI Cup semi-final against Shelbourne in two weeks.

“The last few weeks with the club have been really good, we’ve got a few positive results and training has gone really well.

“We haven’t beaten Wexford yet is hopefully we can do that next week and bring that into the Cup semi-final.

“It’s always a tough battle when we face Shelboure. The League is gone for us, and our main focus is the Cup and to try and get some silverware for this club.”

On a personal level, things have been good for McCarthy with the defender earning a cap for the Republic of Ireland during their 3-2 win against Australia, along with being named the WNL Player of the Month for August.

“It was a long time coming to try and get myself in the Irish squad and I was delighted I got that chance and to play against Australia, it was a fantastic game. The main focus now is to try and get myself into that team for the qualifiers.

“I think I’m enjoying my football; I love training with this club and with the girls, they’re fantastic. It helps when you have a good group of girls on the pitch, we all work for each other and fight or each other on the pitch.”

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