Cork City FC are delighted to announce the signing of former Peamount United & Wexford Youths player, Sarah McKevitt, for our SSE Airtricity Women’s National League side!
The 22-year-old becomes the first new addition to the side, after Becky Cassin, Katie McCarthy, Danielle Burke, Shaunagh McCarthy and Kate O’Donovan re-signed with the club earlier this week.
Speaking to CCFC.ie after signing, McKevitt said: “Having been based in Maynooth for the last 4 years, I was hoping to be Munster based once I qualify. For me, City was the obvious choice. I was delighted when I got the call from Rónán. Having met the team and seeing the quality set up they have, I was sold. I’ve been playing in the WNL for the last 6 years, so I hope to bring some more experience to the side. Personally, my last two years in the league haven’t been as consistent as I’d have liked. I am looking forward to a fresh start and enjoying the game again!
The Tipperary native linked up with her new teammates last week for pre-season training, and is looking forward to getting down to business: “Training has been going very well, I’m really enjoying it. There’s a great bunch of girls down there and they’ve all been very welcoming. I can’t wait to play in Turner’s Cross again - it holds a special place for me, having beaten England there in the U17 European qualifiers! It’s one of the top venues in the country.”
City boss Rónán Collins was delighted to get McKevitt signed up, saying: “I coached a few sessions with a Kilkenny Gaynor Cup team a few years ago. Sarah was part of that squad and even at that age her quality was clear to see.
She’s only 22 but has huge experience both at international underage and in the WNL. I still think the league has yet to see the best of her and I’m sure we’re going to see that at City over the coming seasons. She’s already integrated very well with the girls and has brought an extra bit of quality to the sessions. She has a very good right foot and her technical abilities along with her desire to get on the ball will fit right in.