Reggae Girl Nicole McClure takes her skills to Ireland ahead of World Cup

By April 17, 2019

Reggae Girl goalkeeper Nicole McClure has signed with Sion Swifts Ladies in the Irish Premiership.

The 28-year-old McClure, the hero of Jamaica’s World Cup qualifying campaign in the United States in October 2018, said her glove sponsor made the move possible.

“A company that makes goalkeeping gloves began sponsoring me and when they realized I was looking for a club ahead of the World Cup, they said they had a contact in Ireland,” McClure told the BBC.

“That was Tommy Canning, (the coach at Sion) who got in touch immediately. I had some good conversations with Tommy, got a great vibe from him and I’m delighted to be here, even if I had never heard of Strabane.”

Strabane is a small Irish town bear where the Swifts play.

McClure’s professional career has seen her play at clubs in Iceland, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Croatia, Israel and France.

 

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