Republic of Ireland midfielder Megan Connolly has signed a one-year contract extension at Brighton and Hove Albion which will run until June 2023.

The 24-year-old's new deal adds a further year to her previous contract at the Women's Super League club.

The Cork native, who has won 28 Ireland caps since 2016, has been at Brighton for two years, having joined from the US college system where she had spent four years at Florida State Seminoles.

Brighton head coach and former England manager Hope Powell welcomed the contract extensions for Connolly and her team-mates Aileen Whelan and Kayleigh Green.

"Aileen, Kayleigh and Megan give us so much ability as well as a lot of experience at this level," she said.

"They are important members of the squad, both on the pitch and in the dressing room, and I know how much they are all looking forward to helping us try and improve on what we achieved last season."

Connolly was part of an Irish international trio at Brighton last season alongside striker Rianna Jarrett and midfielder Denise O'Sullivan.

But Jarrett left for FA Women's Championship side London City Lionesses in July, while O'Sullivan returned to North Carolina Courage after her loan spell at the Seagulls came to an end.