Saoirse Noonan is an Irish footballer. In association football, she plays for Durham in the English FA Women’s Championship. She represents the Republic of Ireland women’s national football team at senior level, having also represented Ireland at youth level.
Saoirse Noonan was born on July 13, 1999, in Cork, Ireland. She started her youth career as a footballer at Kilreen Celtic and Douglas Hall AFC.
Saoirse Noonan started her career in Cork City in 2015, when she was only 16 years old. She played for her hometown club until moving to Shelbourne in 2021. In 2017 she was named Women’s National League (WNL) Young Player of the Year and helped Cork City win their first major trophy – FAI Women’s Cup. Saoirse Noonan became Cork City’s all-time record goal scorer.
In 2021, she signed with Shelbourne scoring 12 goals in her maiden season, and being the club’s top scorer as the club won the 2021 WNL title on the last day of the season. Saoirse Noonan also played in the 2021 FAI Women’s Cup Final, but Shelbourne was beaten 3–1 by Wexford Youths
A year later, she signed with Durham, but continue playing for Shelbourne on loan, as a knee injury stopped her ambitions to show her skills at the English FA Women’s Championship.
Saoirse Noonan is a former Republic of Ireland youth national team captain and was named under-17 International Player of the Year in 2016. She won her first senior cap in August 2016 and was recalled to the senior squad in November 2020.