Galway United and Shamrock Rovers confirmed for 2023 WNL season
The FAI have announced the inclusion of Galway United and Shamrock Rovers in next year’s Women’s National League.
United will take the place vacated by Galway WFC after a decade in the WNL with the club also committing to having teams at under 19 and under 17 level.
Rovers return to the WNL after almost a decade away, the Hoops were one of the teams involved in the first campaign in 2011 and spent three seasons in the league, they make the step up having successfully fielded underage teams in recent years.
Joining Galway United in the Women’s Under 19 National League are Cobh Ramblers, Finn Harps and Treaty United.
Finn Harps have recently struck up a partnership with Donegal Women’s League and the Inishowen Women’s League while Cobh Ramblers have already made inroads into the WNL by fielding an under 17 team this season.
At under 17 level there are further new additions including Galway United and Finn Harps with Drogheda United, Longford Town and St Patrick’s Athletic all set to field teams next season.
The fixture list for the 2023 WNL season will be released in December.