Ciara McManus

Congratulations to 6th Year student and soccer star Ciara McManus who secured a season double with the Galway United U17s side. The team clinched the League Cup with a win over Peamount United in September with this being swiftly followed with the side coming out on top in the Women’s National League in October.

Not to rest on their laurels, Ciara and her teammates travelled to Portugal to compete in the Lisbon Youth Cup. The team faced sides from Finland and Portugal in the group stage and with two wins and a scoreless draw progressed to the semi-final and in turn the final. The side came away with the win, defeating Benfica 6-5 on penalties.

Ciara has shown great commitment to her sport, travelling to train with the Galway side two to three times a week. Ciara, now in her Leaving Cert year, will be focusing on preparations for June. However, on the completion of her exams she will continue to have her sights set on future U19 international trials. We wish her every success.