Galway WFC U-17 manager Phil Trill is eager for his side to show the country just how good the standard of Women’s football is when his side take on Shelbourne in Sunday’s inaugural league final.
Trill said, “As a whole I think this league has been a fantastic addition to the league of Ireland structure. The standard of young women playing the game is phenomenal. Hopefully this league will will gain more interest next season, in its first full season, with more teams being involved. Our young squad have loved every game and the majority are underage for the next two seasons also. We are looking forward to competing for this title on Sunday and hopefully a few more.”
He knows Shelbourne will prove to be a tough test, with previous games between the sides being close. “I believe Sunday will be a fantastic game, both games we have played against Shelbourne this year have been super games with both sides looking to play ball. It will be a close game as in the two previous encounters we only managed to come out on top by the odd goal.”
The final will be played at Salthill Devon’s ground in Drom, on the outskirts of Galway City, a ground Trill knows well, “Yeah I was lucky enough to be involved in Salthill Devon’s underage League of Ireland exploits years ago. It’s a fantastic ground, with super facilities that they are continuing to upgrade. We are looking forward to getting on the pitch on Sunday and showcasing what we can do.”
“Even though we have beaten Shels twice we still see ourselves as being in a battle on Sunday. Most of our girls only came together as a team in June, post Gaynor Cup, in comparison with Shelbourne who have a fantastic underage structure, which we will seek to soon implement ourselves.”