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Womens Premiership


18 Jul 2021
© David Cavan Naomi Donnan has moved from Linfield Ladies to Sion Swifts Ladies.

There has been a flurry of transfer activity in the Danske Bank Women’s Premiership following the opening of the transfer window earlier this week.

The most eye-catching move of the week saw champions Glentoran complete the signing of Northern Ireland international midfielder Chloe McCarron.

McCarron had been a free agent since leaving Birmingham City earlier this year and having started her career at Linfield, has now joined the ranks of international stars at The Oval.

Linfield have completed the signing of Lauren Currie, a former Northern Ireland Under-19 goalkeeper once of Glentoran and who has played at Cliftonville in recent seasons.

Naomi Donnan has left the Blues to join Sion Swifts, having been a mainstay in Linfield’s defence since her debut, aged 16, in 2017.

Donnan has been capped by Northern Ireland at Under-17, Under-18 and Under-19 level, and has linked up with former Blues head coach Ryan McConville at Sion.

Also signed by Sion is Northern Ireland capped player Catherine Hyndman, who has returned to the club whom she left in 2019 to go on maternity leave.

The 28-year-old took a break from football at the end of 2019, having been part of the squad to win the Irish Cup in 2017 and miss out on the league title on goal difference to Linfield just two years later.

Hyndman spent time at Athlone Town earlier this year and is now back in the Sion ranks.

Crusaders have also added to their squad with the signing of Kerry Eddis from East Belfast.

Eddis began her career at Bangor before impressing at Glentoran, where she won the Senior Most Improved Player and Young Player of the year awards in 2019.