Sinead Farrelly stated that she is maintaining a “positive attitude” ahead of her first appearance for the Republic of Ireland in a match against the United States
The Republic of Ireland’s midfielder, Sinead Farrelly, who recently returned to the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) with NJ/NY Gotham FC after an eight-year absence from the game, is set to make her senior international debut for Ireland against the USWNT. Farrelly (33) remains positive about the upcoming match.
Farrelly stopped playing soccer in 2015 due to allegations of sexual coercion and harassment from coach Paul Riley. She came forward with her allegations in 2021, and her disclosures led to a significant investigation into the league.
Farrelly admits to being ‘really overwhelmed’
“The only thing I’ve learned in this journey back to soccer for me is one day at a time, one session at a time,” she told reporters.
“I can get really overwhelmed and I can be really negative and critical with myself. And really the most important thing for me is just to show up. Try my best and keep a positive attitude. So that’s just what I want to do every day.”
Farrelly played for the United States in youth tournaments, but she was never selected to play for the senior team.
However, she is qualified to represent Ireland because of her father’s nationality. She is excited to take advantage of this opportunity.