Laura Heffernan

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OccupationFootball manager

Laura Heffernan is an Irish football manager. She is the current manager of Irish football team DLR Waves.

Playing career

Laura Heffernan had an extensive career for a football player between 1996-2014, playing for many clubs, including Wexford Youths W.F.C., Curracloe United, North End United, Enniscorthy United and Wexford Celtic.

Management career

Laura Heffernan was the head coach of Wexford Youths W.F.C. in 2017, winning the Women's National League (Ireland) title[1]. From 2018-2021, she was the head coach for the Shelbourne F.C. (women) under 17s team, winning the 2018 league title[2]. In 2021, she became DLR Waves under 19s manager, with the youth team winning the league title in 2022. At the start of the 2023 League of Ireland Premier Division season, Heffernan was appointed assistant manager to the DLR Waves senior team[3]. In May 2023, DLR Waves manager Graham Kelly left the club and Laura Heffernan became the manager of DLR Waves[4]. Heffernan is currently the only female manager in the 2023 Women's Premier Division. Heffernan is also training to achieve an UEFA Pro Licence[5], making her the 3rd Irish woman to take part in this course with the Football Association of Ireland.



  1. "Wexford Youths' title-winning manager Laura Heffernan steps down".
  3. "Laura Heffernan appointed as DLR Waves Assistant Manager".
  4. "Laura Heffernan takes charge of DLR Waves after Graham Kelly departs".
  5. "Laura Heffernan and William Doyle from Wexford on Pro Licence course".

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