Marie Hourihan - Photo by @vhaydn_mcfc via www.mcfc.co.uk
Photo by @vhaydn_mcfc via www.mcfc.co.uk

Marie Hourihan signs for Manchester City Women.

Manchester City Women have signed goalkeeper Marie Hourihan from FA Women’s Super League champions Chelsea Ladies.

Before Chelsea Ladies, Hourihan previously played for Watford, Fulham, Doncaster and Birmingham.

The 28-year-old told mcfc.co.uk: “It’s fantastic. I’m really excited to be joining City. It’s a brilliant opportunity – one I couldn’t turn down – and I’m thankful to Chelsea for letting me take the opportunity. When I came up here to speak to Nick [Cushing] and get a feel for the Club, I knew this is the place to be and it’s where I want to be. The massive progression the Club has made in the last two years and the infrastructure that’s in place is second to none. I want to be a part of that and I’m so happy to be here. I’m looking forward to getting going in pre-season now. It’s an unprecedented era for the Club, qualifying for the Champions League after finishing second in the league. Obviously, we want to kick on from that and the next step is to win the league – that’s got to be the aim.”

Marie Hourihan is joining tough competition for the first choice goalkeeping place at City as England international Karen Bardsley currently holds the number one spot.

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