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Orlaith Deasy Joins Galway United

Fáilte chuig Gaillimh, Orlaith!

Galway United are delighted to announce the signing of Orlaith Deasy from Wexford Youths

The 19 year-old defender joins United after spells with Wexford Youths and Cork City, where she came through the academy on Leeside. The Cork native, from Clonakilty, has had success at underage winning the League Of Ireland U17s with City in 2020. She played a key role in that league winning team, playing as both a left back and developed into the role of centre back throughout the duration of the tournament. She then made the transition into the Cork City senior team, playing 17 times for the Rebels in her debut season in 2022, mostly as an attacking left sided midfielder, putting in some great performances, including in Eamonn Deacy Park against Galway WFC notably.

23 December 2020; Orlaith Deasy of Cork City challenging a Shamrock Rovers player during the Women’s Under-17 National League Final match. Photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Orlaith Deasy then went on to sign for Wexford Youths for the 2023 season where she spent six months at Ferrycarrig Park. She now signs for Galway United for the remainder of the season. Deasy who in recent times usually finds herself in left wing back likes to get up and down the sideline for 90 minutes, getting on the ball with purpose to take people on and putting in important passes in the final third. She excels at one vs one defending and enjoys that side of the game more as she develops, she stated in a previous interview. Deasy brings dynamism and excitement out wide in both defense and attack and she can’t wait to get started at Eamonn Deacy Park.

28 February 2023; Orlaith Deasy poses for a portrait during a Wexford Youths squad portrait session. Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile


Don’t forget that our women’s side is back in league action this Saturday against Cork City at 5PM!

It will be the first chance to see the team in action since their historic Avenir Sports All-Island Cup victory last month – so make sure to head down to Eamonn Deacy Park and get behind the team!

Tickets can be purchased HERE.



Orlaith Deasy and Julie-Ann Russell are both available for sponsorship, please email for more info