Cliftonville Ladies had been expecting to be savouring the cut and thrust of the new Danske Bank Women’s Premiership season by now but, with football currently in lockdown, they find themselves playing the same waiting game as everyone else at the Club.
The sport’s suspension does, however, present us with an opportunity to get to know the players who will be donning the Red shirt during the campaign ahead and cliftonvillefc.net today continues a new weekly series profiling the team’s star performers – with Rachel McConnell taking centre stage on this occasion.
Nickname: McConnell, Rach.
Dream job: Owner of Tiger King Zoo, GW.
Favourite coach: Dolores Deasley.
Favourite food: Spaghetti Bolognese.
Football team you support: Manchester United.
Footballing idol growing up: Cristiano Ronaldo.
First football match you ever attended: Manchester United 0-1 Southampton in 2015.
What’s one thing most people don’t know about you?: I’ve two family goats called Millie and Rascal.
Do you have any hidden talents?: I can rap a song in Chinese, don’t know if this is a ‘hidden’ talent anymore though.
If you had to be self-isolated with one person from your team who would it be?: Probably Megan Weatherall because we could just play Fortnite all day, or Megan Moran because I’d never run out of T-Shirts and I could maybe design some as a new hobby.
What do you love most about being a Cliftonville player?: The banter!