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Emma Doherty joins Galway United


Galway United are delighted to announce the signing of forward Emma Doherty. The 20-year-old striker joins United after an impressive spell with Sligo Rovers. Emma has become one of the most notable strikers in the country since her debut in 2022, averaging out at roughly a goal every second game for the “Bit o’ Red” since her debut in 2022.


Emma Doherty hails from Buncrana, Co. Donegal. Doherty started playing football with local team Illies Celtic and Buncrana Hearts and then played for the Donegal League’s women’s team for two years before she signed for Sligo Rovers in 2022, making her debut in the SSE Airtricity Women’s Premier Division that same year. Emma made her debut against DLR Waves at the Showgrounds in March and scored her first goal for the club a week later in a 2-1 win over Cork City. Emma had an instant impact at Rovers scoring 11 goals in 26 games that year and winning the SSE/LOI Player of the month for June/July for her amazing form. Doherty’s efforts also saw her earn a play in the league’s Team of the Year. Emma has since kept that form up and has played 50+ games for Sligo Rovers since, scoring just under 30 goals in that time, a very impressive record indeed.

18 August 2022; Emma Doherty of Sligo Rovers receives the SSE Airtricity Women’s National League Player of the Month for June/July 2022 at The Showgrounds in Sligo. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile


Emma Doherty spoke to our media team about her signing for Galway United. Doherty stated “I’ve heard loads of good things, the style of play will really suit me, so I’m really excited to get going” Doherty in her own words told us what the fans can expect from her at Eamonn Deacy Park. “Hopefully I’ll try get people off their seats, I’m an attack minded player and I like getting at players, so can’t wait to get going” check it out in full below:


Doherty is eager to get started with Galway United and looks forward to meeting the fans. “I would encourage everyone to come out and support the girls because Galway is really flying at the minute so hopefully the crowd will help us and really bring us on”