Peamount United sign Irish international goalkeeper Niamh Reid-Burke

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Reid-Burke in action during the 2015 FAI Cup final defeat to Wexford Youths. Credit: Peter Fitzpatrick

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Peamount United have continued to shape their assault on the Women's National League for 2018 with the addition of goalkeeper Niamh Reid-Burke from Shelbourne.

 

The 26-year-old has made the move across the Liffey after falling behind her Shels teammate Amanda McQuillan at club and international level.

 

The Dubliner parted company with the Reds during the summer, but had been in the international reckoning as recently as April, benching in the friendly win over Slovakia.

 

The highly-decorated keeper won two league titles and three FAI Cups with Raheny United, and won a further league and cup double following the club's merger with Shelbourne.

 

Reid-Burke is the third international to make the move to Greenogue ahead of the forthcoming season after Claire Walsh and Aine O'Gorman returned to the club after spells with UCD Waves.

 

The west Dublin-based club have been further boosted by the news that 2017's Women's National League Player of the Year Amber Barrett has signed on for a fourth season in green.

 

The Peas came agonisingly close to a first league title in five years last season, having led going into the final day before a 2-0 defeat to Wexford Youths saw Youths take the trophy.

 

And with Youths' future uncertain following the resignation of Laura Heffernan, Peas manager James O'Callaghan has left little to chance by strengthening aggressively over the winter period.

 

The 2018 Women's National League season is scheduled to kick off in March with fixtures (and participants) yet to be announced.