There are many famous songs with Ruby in the title….
Ruby Tuesday by the Rolling Stones, Ruby Baby by Donald Fagen (ex-Steely Dan), Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love to Town by Kenny Rogers and, of course, simply Ruby by the Kaiser Chiefs.
On searching, however, there do not appear to be too many well-known footballers named Ruby. That’s not the case at Holywell FC Girls and Ladies, though.
Ruby McGilloway will go down in history as the first-ever player to score a goal for the Wellwomen in the North Wales Women’s League – and she aims to get many more.
Ruby Jo McGilloway
Date of Birth
First football memory
Playing in a tournament for Holywell when I was about 6 years old, and I was the only girl in the team
David Beckham, and my brother Brady
Most memorable game played in
Away at Mountain Rangers. I scored Holywell ladies’ first ever goal (despite losing 14-1 haha). We were all still buzzing! I’ll never forget it
Biggest highlight of football career so far
Scored by megging Llanberis’ keeper and half of my team piled on me celebrating
Well I’ve actually played netball most of my life not football, but I played for Holywell when I was younger, then Prestatyn ladies for half a season about three years ago, and now I play for Holywell ladies so this is my first proper season playing football
Strengths to your game
Fast sprints up the wing
Turning up to games hungover from the night before! So I always get cramp from being dehydrated
Best team-mate played alongside
Hardest opponent faced
Not an individual but Connah’s Quay Nomads, all very fast and skilful players
Biggest influence in football
My mam and dad. Whenever my head goes down or I’m tired on the pitch, I look at them on the side and they give me the motivation I need. They don’t stop shouting and encouraging the team all game
Hazel or Liv
Which team-mate is the best dancer
Steph Bamf, loves to do The Worm after a pint or ten
Favourite away ground
Not played many away games yet, all haven’t been in great condition if I’m honest so looking forward to visiting a few more this season
Personal football ambitions
Just to score more goals, hopefully get a hat-trick one game
Best country visited
Got to be just a classic Dairy Milk bar
Best film seen this year
I barely ever watch films because I get bored easily and can’t sit still for that long haha but most recent favourite film is A Star is Born
Current favourite song
M22 After Hours
Are you typical of your zodiac sign?
Just googled a few, I’m a Taurus so- chilled (I like to think so in general, but not so much on the pitch), reliable (yes), stubborn (no).
Favourite TV show
TV show you dislike most
Best quality as a person
I get on with anyone and everyone
I’m late for evverrryytthing in my life (we get fined £1 for being late to training or games, so it’s fair to say I’m in quite a lot of debt)
Best live show/concert seen
Alesso DJing in Liverpool earlier this year
Favourite female footballer
Danielle van de Donk, Arsenal
Tell us something about you we might not know
I’m currently doing a masters degree in forensic psychology