Durham Women sign Republic of Ireland international Eleanor Ryan-Doyle

Durham sign Eleanor Ryan-Doyle

Durham have signed 25-year-old striker Eleanor Ryan-Doyle following her departure from fellow Barclays Women’s Championship side Birmingham City.

A prolific scorer throughout her career, Ryan-Doyle broke through at Peamount United in her native Ireland before making the move to UCD Waves.

After 11 goals in her one season with the Waves, the forward made her return to Peamount United and netted 42 times during a goal-laden spell at Greenogue.

That fine form caught the eye of many and Ryan-Doyle was handed a senior Republic of Ireland call-up for their trip to face the USA in August 2019 – just months after the American side had lifted the FIFA Women’s World Cup.

And it wasn’t long before the Barclays Women’s Super League clubs came calling, with the striker joining Birmingham City in 2021.

Ryan-Doyle has spent the last two years at St Andrew’s and also spent time on loan with Coventry United last term – where she netted twice in just four games.

And now, the former Irish youth international is ready to embark on her new chapter at Maiden Castle.

Ryan-Doyle said: “It’s a really exciting season for me and I’m ready to get started now with Durham.

“I’m a forward and I like to score goals. I work hard and will always do whatever I can for the team.”

“I also know the fanbase here are great – they get big numbers home and away – so I’m excited to see that too.”

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