Republic of Ireland captain Katie McBee has led her colleagues against sexual harassment and coercive allegations against former North Carolina carriage manager Paul Riley.
Irish squad veterans Diane Caldwell and Dennis O’Sullivan prepare for their first World Cup qualifier against Sweden on Thursday at Talag Stadium, where Riley trained until NC Courage was sent off on September 30 after allegations of misconduct. . The 58-year-old denied.
“I think they have shocked the world since the allegations were published,” McCabe said in Cadbury’s FA announcement as a partner official partner for the women’s national team. “It’s really scary to watch, but I think what’s even more impressive now is the solidarity with players, staff and organizations within women’s football.
“We were actually at our clubs after he came in. The support that Arsenal have shown us is amazing. Since he arrived [to the Ireland camp] Support was also here within our organization.
This concern about the safety of Irish international players is now part of a media investigation into the status of women’s football.
“It’s hard to assume we have two current players coached by the defendants,” McCabe continued. “So we have to pay attention to how things are going, but we have to do it the right way. We will talk about it as a group.
“Of course we have great support around us, be it our staff or doctors, we have people we can talk to.
“There are different organizations with different things. If you watch WSL [women’s super league] There is a PFA, [and] We have protection in our clubs.
“I think about making sure players know they have a place to go if they want to talk. This may not happen to them, but the topic of conversation may affect them. It’s about letting people know they have the right information. “
Allegations of abuse
The Irish are in talks with their Swedish counterparts over whether to continue the protests seen in all leagues, including the NWSL in the US and the WSL in England.
“We haven’t decided whether to do this or not, but you saw the photos that came out this weekend,” McCabe said. “We did it ourselves with Everton. Awareness is rising on a platform like Sky Sports. People are asking, ‘Why are they doing this?’
Brighton forward Megan Connolly, who has spent four years in Florida, praised Synod Farrell and Manna Shim for talking in detail to Athletic about Riley’s allegations of abuse.
“It takes incredible courage and courage for girls to come out and talk about it,” Connolly said, adding that change is about starting and trying to change and creating a better future for all who come along. ”
Vera Bo, the Irish manager, said last Friday that he had been insulted in all the countries and clubs where he had worked, adding that he was “open” to these conversations at the team hotel in Castlenock and that they were “discussing players”.
Pau asked Roma McLaughlin, a native of Donegal, to replace Kira Carusa, who was injured while playing for Danish club Kogi.