Lousie Quinn has been reflecting on the amazing change in her fortunes just two years after fearing her playing career was over.
The Arsenal centreback, who has enjoyed a standout season, was left without a club after signing for Notts County ladies shortly before they folded in 2017.
“God yeah, it is literally almost two years to the day,” Quinn told the Irish Times. “What a turnaround. It’s hard to describe at the moment, the ups and downs of it all, there were some tough times in there, but Sunday made every step of it worthwhile.
“It’s [winning the league] definitely my proudest moment. When I look at where I’ve come from, it’s amazing.
“Myself and Katie [McCabe, fellow Republic of Ireland international and Arsenal teammate] had our little moment after Sunday’s game, telling each other we were glad we’re both here together, doing it for each other, representing Ireland.
“[Im] Feeling great . . . well, better than I did this morning.
“[It was] A great night.”
The then-26-year-old Irish defender initially signed for the Spring Series but impressed the Arsenal management enough to earn an extended stay.
Before Notts County, Quinn spent four years with Swedish club Eskilstuna United and played for University College Dublin and Peamount United in Ireland.
The defender also has 68 caps (eight goals) for the Republic of Ireland.