Richie McCormack
Richie McCormack

16.30 19 Jan 2021


Share this article


Diane Caldwell has joined American National Women's Soccer League side North Carolina Courage. 

The Republic of Ireland international has been with German outfit, SC Sand since 2016 where she was captain.

Caldwell will link up with fellow Ireland international Denise O'Sullivan in North Carolina.

"I would like to thank SC Sand for the wonderful four and a half years full of wonderful moments," Caldwell told SC Sand's website, "Especially for the historic cup final in 2017.

"Sand quickly became my home for me, especially because of all the great teammates, the great fans and the heartwarming community.

"I thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for the love they showed me. My heart will be blue and white forever."

Sand manager and executive director Gerald Jungmann praised Caldwell to the heavens, saying, "She was an absolute role model in terms of commitment and behaviour.

"Diane was an exemplary captain who has always been one hundred percent committed to the team and the club."

Balbriggan native Caldwell has 79 international caps to her name.

NC Courage head coach Paul Riley is delighted to be getting a player so rich with experience, "Diane has the experience, intelligence, and positional ability to be a great professional in the NWSL," he said.

"She is a no-nonsense defender with excellent passing range and is a major threat on set pieces.

"She has the character and determination to be an immediate leader on our team. She is a super passionate professional who will embrace the Courage culture wholeheartedly."

Irish rugby star tackles toxic internet trolls | Anna Caplice on OTB AM


Share this article


Read more about

Denise O'Sullivan Diane Caldwell North Carolina Courage Republic Of Ireland

Most Popular

Live: Title

Now playing

00:00:00 / 00:00:00
Added to queue
Removed from queue

On Air

Share

Share


Up next

Episode title
Show
Duration

You currently have no podcasts in your queue.

Go to podcasts

On Air

Best Of Newstalk

Best Of Newstalk

00:00-07:00

Share

Up next

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

07:00-08:00

Share

NEWSTALK BREAKFAST WITH SUSAN...

NEWSTALK BREAKFAST WITH SUSAN KEOGH

08:00-09:00

Share

THE HOME SHOW WITH SINEAD RYAN

THE HOME SHOW WITH SINEAD RYAN

09:00-10:00

Share

DOWN TO BUSINESS WITH BOBBY KE...

DOWN TO BUSINESS WITH BOBBY KERR

10:00-12:00

Share

FUTUREPROOF WITH JONATHAN MCCR...

FUTUREPROOF WITH JONATHAN MCCREA

12:00-13:00

Share

OFF THE BALL

OFF THE BALL

13:00-17:00

Share

TECH TALK WITH JESS KELLY

TECH TALK WITH JESS KELLY

17:00-18:00

Share

SCREENTIME WITH JOHN FARDY

SCREENTIME WITH JOHN FARDY

18:00-19:00

Share

SOUNDSCAPE

SOUNDSCAPE

19:00-20:00

Share

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

20:00-21:00

Share

DOCUMENTARY AND DRAMA ON NEWST...

DOCUMENTARY AND DRAMA ON NEWSTALK

21:00-22:00

Share

BEST OF THE PAT KENNY SHOW

BEST OF THE PAT KENNY SHOW

22:00-23:00

Share

BEST OF NEWSTALK

BEST OF NEWSTALK

23:00-00:00

Share

BEST OF NEWSTALK

BEST OF NEWSTALK

00:00-07:00

Share

00:00:00 / 00:00:00

Share on