Galway United Football Club has appointed Lisa Fallon as new first team head coach.
Fallon was previously part of United manager John Caulfield's backroom team at Cork City when SSE Airtricity League Premier Division and FAI Cup victories were claimed.
Subsequently Fallon has been involved with Chelsea Women's coaching staff and took charge of London City Lionesses in 2020.
In a very interesting career Fallon has held roles with the Dublin senior footballers when Jim Gavin was manager, while also helping the Northern Ireland men's team, who reached Euro 2016.
Caulfield is delighted to add Fallon to the United coaching staff. “Since the last occasion we worked together I have seen significant developments in Lisa's coaching ability," Caulfield says.
"Her time in England has transformed her into a top coach and has given her the understanding and belief to coach at this level.
"Over there she was operating in the highest learning environment and it is clear to me that now is the right time for her to show her qualities which I believe in. I am delighted to have her on board.”
The experienced UEFA Pro Licence holder is excited about the opportunity in the west. “Galway United is a big club with huge potential," Fallon remarks.
"There are fantastic people here and I’m really excited about the plans, ambition and possibilities at this club.
"I’ve worked with John before and I know the high standards he demands. We’ve an exciting squad and a brilliant backroom team and although the club came very close to promotion last season, we know that absolutely everything has to go up a gear for the 2021 campaign.”