Born and raised in Galway and growing up as the youngest of eight siblings in a sports-loving family, Niamh developed a deep passion for sport from a young age. The Fahey family are heavily steeped in GAA both at county level for the Tribes and county level for their local club, Killanin. Niamh’s two brothers Gary and Richie were both part of the squad who lifted the Sam Maguire cup for Galway in 1998 and 2001. Niamh who was just 16 years old at the time, was part of the Galway ladies football squad who claimed their first ever All-Ireland title in 2004.
Rise to Prominence and Leadership
However, Niamh’s sporting enthusiasm extended far beyond the Gaelic Football pitch. Soccer was always her true passion, and she began playing for local clubs Moycullen and Salthill Devon. She was also an avid supporter of Liverpool, both watching and attending home matches at Anfield. Niamh recalls that ‘as a kid I dreamt of playing professionally. In my head I was either Michael Owen or Steven Gerrard.’ These dreams became a reality when Niamh joined the Liverpool squad professionally in 2018 after playing for London side clubs, Arsenal and Chelsea. To date, Niamh has made 106 appearances for the Reds and captained the side to the FA Women’s Championship title in 2022. Niamh has resigned for the Reds for the 2023/24 season in the top division.
In 2006, Fahey secured her first international cap, marking the beginning of an illustrious career representing the Republic of Ireland. The 106-capped international is known for her commanding presence and exceptional ball control. After the squad’s remarkable win over Scotland last October, Niamh’s focus now turns to competing down under with the Irish International team.
Life off the Pitch
Off the pitch, Niamh is also academically driven. She remarks that her parents ‘always encouraged me to reach my goals as well as scoring them.’ She has a degree in pharmacology and is currently completing her MBA which requires an ample amount of dedication and commitment.
In-between her hectic schedule, Niamh tries to head back home to the West of Ireland as much as possible to catch up with her family and friends. She also likes to unwind in the evenings by watching a good documentary on Netflix.
As a company, Revive Active saw Niamh as the perfect fit for the brand. By consuming a healthy and balanced lifestyle and through her degree in pharmacology, Niamh understands the quality and synergistic effect of the nutrients included in each Revive Active product and in particular their Zest Active and Joint Complex. She comments that she ‘has been taking these two super supplements as part of my daily routine for the past number of years to support my physical and mental stamina both on and off the pitch, long before I became a brand ambassador for Revive Active’. Also, a Galwegian who is a brand ambassador for a Galway founded company, is the icing on the cake when it comes to this partnership.