Megan’s Wexford heritage is a winner

By Dan Walsh

Megan Walsh who represented England in goal at youth levels from 2010 to 2020 has changed her allegiances through her Wexford-born grandfather and has been added to the Republic of Ireland team for the forthcoming World Cup Qualifiers against Slovakia and Georgia.

MEGAN WALSH has been added to the Republic of Ireland squad. (Getty Pics).

“It is a real honour and privilege to be called up into the Ireland squad. I was with Rianna Jarrett, Denise O’Sullivan and Megan Connolly at Brighton last year when my Irish heritage came up and things went from there,” said Walsh.

“”My grandparents, on my dad’s side, were from Enniscorthy, where we still have family. I know they would be so proud of me being part of the Women’s National Team.”

Originally from Bromsgrove, Birmingham, Megan is daughter of Phil and Nina Walsh and her grandfather William “Billy” Walsh emigrated from Cooltigue, Bree, in the 1950s.

The 27-year-old goalkeeper, has also lined out for Everton, Notts County, Yeovil Town and Brighton & Hove Albion, where she has been a regular starter since 2019.

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