Niamh Fahey

Niamh is a versatile, strong and committed player who can play either in defence or in midfield.

Since joining Arsenal Ladies in 2008 she has impressed consistently with her solidity and skill while in possession, and had the honour of being named Arsenal Ladies Player of the Year last season.

Niamh Fahey Profile

Born October 13, 1987
Position: Defender
Squad Number: 19
Previous Club(s) Salthill Devon

Niamh is also a key member of the Republic of Ireland senior team. 


Which player most inspired you and why?
Olivia O'Toole- an ex-Ireland international who was just a class act, had a huge desire to win and also had a great personality.

Which coach most inspired you?
A good few, but most recently Stephen Lally, ex-manager for the Galway Regional select team.

What was the best advice they gave you?

He gave me a lot of positional and tactical awareness, but more importantly he gave me a lot of confidence.

Best player you’ve played with?
Kelly Smith

Toughest opponent?

What are your memories of your first club as a child?
Playing with the boys in tournaments and having to get changed in horrible bathrooms!

What tip would you give a young player hoping to succeed?
Enjoy football most importantly and just concentrate on doing your best. After that you can be satisfied you have done all you could to succeed.