Sligo Rovers sign Orna O’Dowd

West Sligo’s Orna O’Dowd has become the latest player to sign for Sligo Rovers senior women’s team ahead of their imminent Women’s National League campaign.

A defender, O’Dowd has enjoyed plenty of success throughout her career to date.

After beginning her career at Kilglass Enniscrone United, she joined Ballina Town. There, she enjoyed a trophy-laden spell which included the WFAI Intermediate Cup in 2006 and 2014 (as captain).

O’Dowd joined Conn Rangers in 2021.

As well as a successful soccer player, O’Dowd has also achieved success on the Gaelic football field as joint-captain of the Eoghan Rua team that won the 2020 Connacht LGFA Junior Final and as a member of the Sligo Ladies Gaelic football team.

Speaking to, O’Dowd is looking forward to playing closer to home: ““It’s such an achievement and memorable time, before this you’d be watching/following the games but to be given the opportunity to play locally at this level and to come up against international players too is exciting.”

You can hear Sligo Rovers’ first Women’s National League game live on Ocean FM from 5pm on Saturday evening.

SSE Airtricity Women’s National League
Peamount United v Sligo Rovers
Dublin, 5pm
(Live in association with Bernie’s Beauty Salon)
Commentators: Jessica Farry & Alan Cawley