IRISH striker Denise O’Sullivan will join up with Peamount United for their Women’s Champions League campaign next week.
O’Sullivan, who is Ireland’s top scorer in Euro 2013 qualifying with four goals from four starts, lined out for the Dublin outfit in last season’s qualifiers before transferring to Cork Women’s FC where she is club captain and is looking forward to playing in Europe’s top club competition again.
“I’m delight to be going to the Champions League again. I went last year with Peamount and it was a great experience and there was a very high standard of football there and I have the opportunity again so I’m going to take it and go to the qualifiers with them and see what happens after that, hopefully we will do well again. Last year we qualified out of our group and it gave us all a great buzz,” said the 18 year old.
Peamount take on Welsh side UWIC, ASA Tel-Aviv and hosts Sarajevo from August 11 to 16 in their qualifying group and after helping the side to a historic qualification last season, O’Sullivan is expecting another difficult task next week.
“I expect they will all be tough opponents and a great challenge for us and another great experience for us. I’m sure every game is going to be very hard but we will just have to go out and give it 100% and see how it goes.
And Cork Women’s FC fans need not worry as O’Sullivan is planning to return to Cork for the Bus Éireann Women’s National League. Cork clinched third spot on the last day of the season last year and will begin their campaign this time around with a home game against Shamrock Rovers.
DLR Waves have been added to this season’s line up of clubs in the Bus Éireann Women’s National League and O’Sullivan has been enjoying Cork’s preseason training so far.
“I will be playing with Peamount for the qualifiers and sign back for Cork when we finish the campaign and play in the Bus Éireann Women’s National League with Cork and I’m looking forward to that as well.
“We are back in pre season at Cork and it’s going well, it’s started back proper now and there is a good buzz around the team and I’m looking forward to the new season,” she added.