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Jess

Gargan

Defender

Jess

Gargan

Born: 1997
Position: Defender
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Returning to the Reds after a year away is Jess Gargan a vital cog in the league winning side of 2021 and the double winning side of 2022.

A force down the right flank and also comfortable slotting into the centre of the defence the swords native was a product of the Reds academy.

Before leaving to gain experience with Peamount United and a transatlantic trip to pursue a college education coupled with football at Quinnipiac University between 2015 – 2018.

Returning to the Reds in 2019 going on to make 83 appearances so far scoring on 9 occasions.

In 2023 Jess played for the newly reformed Shamrock Rovers women’s side during which time she made her 100th domestic appearance.

Internationally Jess was capped as a Schoolgirl, at U-16, U-17 and U-19 levels before going on to make the first of her to date 2 senior international appearances against the USA in 2019.

Upon her return, the Reds Jess Gargan said:
“I’m delighted to be back at Shels and I’m very grateful to be welcomed back by the club. It’s a special group of players that I’ve played with for many years and I can’t wait to get to work with Eoin and the coaching staff and continue to develop as a player and as a team. I owe the club and the fans everything”