Irish International Denise O’Sullivan signs for Canberra United

Fri, Oct 19 2018

Deniese O'Sullivan in action for the Republic of Ireland. Credit: Tom Beary

60-time capped Irish International star Denise O’Sullivan has made the move to Australian side Canberra United following a brief spell in the US with North Carolina Courage.

O’Sullivan moves Down Under with plenty of experience, at both club and country under her belt. The 24-year-old Corkonian has played with WNL side Peamount United, Glasgow City and Houston Dash before making the move to North Carolina.

Whilst at North Carolina Courage, Colin Bell’s attacking outlet won the NWSL crown last term to cap off an extremely spell Stateside for O’Sullivan.

Speaking on her move to the Australian capital, the talented Cork native revealed her delight having completed a deal which confirms her name as Canberra United’s guest player for the 2018/19 season in the Westfield W-League.

“I’m really excited to have signed for Canberra United,” she said.

“I have heard great things about the club from players who have been here in the past and I am looking forward to the experience.

“Speaking to Heather before my arrival I got a really good feel for the club and am confident it will be a good fit for me, and I’ve heard plenty of good things about Canberra as a place to live too.”

Last season was a particular highlight for O’Sullivan and she is hoping to replicate her heroics in Australia with her new-found employers. 

“This season has been amazing with the Courage, and I’m hoping to bring my form and continue it here, and to test myself in another major league.

“I have been a part of the Senior National team since I was 17 years old and have played for a number of clubs as well.

“I’ve played with and against some of the best players in the world and have learnt a lot from top coaches, and I’m excited to bring those experiences to Canberra and make an impact while also learning more from new people in the Westfield W-League.”