Tyler Toland (©INPHO)

TYLER TOLAND MAKES CROSS CHANNEL MOVE

Sion Swifts Ladies midfielder and Republic of Ireland international Tyler Toland has been signed by season's Women's Super League runners-up Manchester City.

Toland, born in St Johnston, County Donegal, celebrated her 18th birthday last week and was regarded as one of the star performers in the Danske Bank Women’s Premiership.

“Ever since I was four or five it has been my dream to be a professional footballer, and now it's reality,” Toland told Manchester City’s club website.

“I am going to work as hard as I can and hopefully help the team and lift the trophy ay the end of the season.”

Toland made her senior international debut for the Republic of Ireland in September 2017, aged just 16, against Northern Ireland and is widely tipped as a future star for her nation.

The following year, she was nominated for the Professional Footballers' Association of Ireland's player of the year award.

Toland is the second teenage midfield to depart the Danske Bank Women’s Premiership this summer after Megan Bell joined Durham from Linfield.

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