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Dublin: 7°C Thursday 26 November 2020

Ireland winger McCabe heading to Scotland from Arsenal

The Dubliner is joining Glasgow City on loan for the remainder of their season.

McCabe is a regular at international level.
McCabe is a regular at international level.
Image: Tommy Dickson/INPHO

GLASGOW CITY HAVE announced the capture of Ireland international Katie McCabe on loan from Arsenal.

The 21-year-old winger, who had huge success with Raheny United/Shelbourne before joining the Gunners in 2015, moves to the Scottish club for the second half of their season.

Injuries have hampered Dubliner McCabe’s attempts to nail down a regular place in the Arsenal team over the past year and she will hope to get first-team football in the coming months.

Glasgow City are currently second in the Scottish Women’s Premier League (SWPL) — two points behind leaders Hibernian with a game in-hand.

I’m really excited to be joining Glasgow City on a loan move,” McCabe said. “It’s a great opportunity for me to work with such a successful women’s club and one with a great history.
“I’m really looking forward to the rest of the season and I can’t wait to help the team try and win even more trophies.”

Glasgow City head coach Scott Booth added: “Katie is a player who has been on our radar for some time now and we are delighted that we can finally bring her to Glasgow City.

“Her technical ability, pace and vision will threaten any defence. We have some really competitive games to play in the second half of the season and a player of her quality can be a match winner when things get tight. I would like to also thank Arsenal for helping to make this happen.”

McCabe — the sister of Bray Wanderers star Gary — is one of the Ireland international team’s top players, having made her senior debut back in 2015.

Over the weekend, it was announced that Ireland team-mate Denise O’Sullivan has joined North Carolina Courage after leaving Houston Dash.

“I would like to thank Houston Dash, my team-mates and the fans for the past year and-a-half I have been involved with the team,” the Cork native tweeted. “I have made memories I will cherish forever.

“I thought at this stage the best thing for me was to find new opportunities wherever that will be on my journey. Thank you H-Town.”

The Girls in Green begin their 2019 Women’s World Cup qualifying campaign with a trip to Belfast to play Northern Ireland on 19 September.

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