Brighton Women sign Ireland international

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Brighton & Hove Albion have completed the signing of Republic of Ireland international midfielder Megan Connolly.

The Seagulls said the 21-year-old signed a contract until the end of the season and is eligible to make her debut in Sunday’s match away at Manchester City.

Albion manager Hope Powell told the club’s website, “We are delighted to bring in a young player of Megan’s quality to the club.

“She has enjoyed a successful career playing college football out in the States, and already has senior international experience with Ireland.”

Connolly arrives at Albion after spending more than three years playing college football for Florida Seminoles, which she combined with a four-year scholarship to study Sports Management at Florida University.

She has won a host of team and personal honours during her time with the university, and has represented Ireland from under-15 up to senior level, making her debut in a friendly against USA in January 2015.