We are delighted that Gail Redmond, current Glentoran Volunteer Coach, former captain and all-round legend of the Women’s game in Northern Ireland has been honoured by His Majesty the King with an MBE in the New Year’s Honours List. Gail has received her honour in recognition of her services to women's football.
Gail, whose full-time role is Women's Development Manager at the IFA, has been involved with Glentoran since 2008. After a highly successful career in the USA as player then Head Couch at the University of Southern Mississippi, she returned to Northern Ireland and joined Glentoran, swayed by Cheryl Lamont and the late Maura Muldoon, In her time as a player with us, Gail won an incredible sixteen winners’ medals – including two trebles and two doubles. She also played three times in the Champions League. She also played 25 times for Northern Ireland, captained her country and scored twice in an era when Women’s international football was in its infancy. Since her retirement as a player, Gail has played a massive part in Glentoran’s outstanding trophy win in recent years as Volunteer Coach.
Congratulations Gail. A true credit to Glentoran!