Former Galway United manager Don Riordan has been named as the new Galway WFC manager.

O'Riordan, who managed Galway United from 1997 until 2001 in the League of Ireland, fills the manager's post that had previously been held by Nigel Keady at the FAI Women's National League outfit.

The Dubliner has spent most of the last five years coaching women's football in China and had been Beijing Baxy women's team head coach since 2012.

O’Riordan has his UEFA A licence and is currently undertaking his Pro Licence alongside Ireland women’s national team manager Sue Ronan.  

As well as managing Galway United, O'Riordan was also at the helm of Sligo Rovers from 2001-2004.