Monday 14 October 2019

Quinn: Arsenal win can help World Cup bid

Louise Quinn. Photo: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
Louise Quinn. Photo: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Brendan Graham

Louise Quinn has said that having an Irish team-mate with her in the Arsenal squad makes winning the Women's Super League title even more special.

Sunday's 4-0 victory over Brighton sealed Arsenal's first title since 2012 and this season Quinn has been joined by international team-mate Katie McCabe.

"It's brilliant, we stick together through everything. To have an Irish team-mate there and to now be able to celebrate a league title together as well is fantastic," said Quinn, who has been outstanding in the Arsenal defence this year.

"There is a great Irish history at this club with other Irish players like Emma Byrne and Ciara Grant and it's really nice for us to be able to contribute to the club success and continue the Irish success and connection."

The success they have enjoyed this season is something Quinn hopes can only be of benefit on the international front, with the World Cup Qualifiers kicking off in September.

"Being at Arsenal has improved us both massively and it has set super high standards for us. That's something we want to bring back to the Irish camp and hopefully it can only benefit the entire camp.

"Gaining such an understanding of Katie's movement and the way she plays on the pitch this season is something I hope we can bring together to the international level as well.

"I don't think I ever could have dreamed of playing for Arsenal and to now lift trophies with them is amazing.

"We want the game to just keep growing and growing in Ireland and hopefully this success can only be of benefit and act as an inspiration to as many as possible.

"If you put your head down and work hard you can play for any club that you want to and that was the case for me."

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