TG4's Underdogs programme returns this week and there are some familiar faces to watch out for from the Mayo Women's Football League.
Three Mayo players will feature in this year's programme - Mary Kate Tyrrell from Castlebar Town, Leah McHugh from Conn Rangers and Jess Nolan from Manulla.
You can follow their journey to see if they make the cut on TG4, Thursdays at 9.30 p.m., from October 26.
In the wake of the historic FIFA Women’s World Cup journey of the Ireland Women’s National Team, a squad of unknown club players have a massive opportunity to play in the big leagues. The players will be chosen and trained by a panel of expert coaches to go up against some of the country’s top footballers.
Among the coaches are ex-Irish international and RTÉ pundit Méabh de Búrca, former Finn Harps player and manager Charlie McGeever and Drogheda United’ head of women’s football Laura Donovan.
League of Ireland director Mark Scanlon said: “We hope that Underdogs will be an important first step for players who still harbour the ambition to play at the highest level of football in Ireland at an exciting time in the development and growth of women’s football in Ireland.”
TG4’s Head of Sport, Rónán Ó Coisdealbha, added: “The Underdogs Series has been a long standing and regular staple in TG4’s schedule over many years and we eagerly await the new season of this famous series. In what is a hugely exciting year for women’s football, we look forward to working with the FAI and Adare Productions in unearthing the next Underdogs squad.”