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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 today continues a weekly series profiling the team’s star performers – with Niamh Connolly taking centre stage on this occasion.

Nickname: I don’t know, I’ve been called a lot of things.

Position: Up top.

Dream job: CEO of a multi-million pound company.

Favourite coach: All of them, a great bunch.

Favourite food: Indian.

Football team you support: Manchester United.

Footballing idol growing up: Henrik Larsson.

First football match you ever attended: Celtic v Aberdeen in Glasgow.

What’s one thing most people don’t know about you?: I work as a chef.

Do you have any hidden talents?: I can do the worm.

If you had to be self-isolated with one person from your team who would it be?: Michelle McDaid, she would make sure I keep fit – and she’s from Donegal.

What do you love most about being a Cliftonville player?: Love the craic but we are all still as competitive as each other.