Crystal Palace Women sign Ireland international Hayley Nolan

Crystal Palace's new signing, Hayley Nolan
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Crystal Palace have signed 26-year-old Republic of Ireland defender Hayley Nolan from Barclays Women’s Championship rivals London City Lionesses.

The central defender, who can also play in midfield, has won three caps for her country and was a part of the provisional squad for the FIFA World Cup finals.

Having spent time playing and studying in the United States with the University of Hartford, 26-year-old Nolan turned professional in 2020 by joining London City Lionesses.

She has since made 51 Women’s Championship appearances over the last three seasons and, in 2022/23, won the Lionesses’ Players’ Player of the Season award.

Palace Head of Women’s Football Grace Williams told “I am delighted Hayley has chosen to sign for Crystal Palace.

“Hayley is a player whose talents I have admired for a long time, and as a senior Republic of Ireland international, she brings plenty of experience to our squad for the season ahead. I am sure Palace supporters will join me in lending her a warm welcome to the club.”

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