It’s the second installment of the Women’s Edinburgh Derby as Good John speaks to Hibernian Women player, and current Scotland International, Rachael Boyle, wife of Martin Boyle who, of course, plays for the Mens side at Hibs.
The night before our podcast, Rachael played in Scotland’s disappointing 1-0 defeat to Finland, a loss that rules the Scots out of a place at the delayed Euro 2021 Finals. She speaks about that disappointment and her International career overall, where she has won 37 caps so far. Having missed out on the 2019 World Cup due to giving birth to her daughter Amelia Grace, Rachael is determined to help Scotland reach the 2023 Finals in Australia and New Zealand.
Rachael’s early career was spent with two spells at the old Aberdeen Ladies side, with a spell at Forfar Farmington in between. She joined Hibs in 2016, around the same time as her husband, and has enjoyed a trophy laden career as Hibs have been the Cup Queens of the Women’s game, although the League title still eludes them due to the relentless form of Glasgow City. She discusses the season so far and the need to bounce back from consecutive defeats to Rangers, City and Celtic. Naturally, she is looking forward to this weekends Edinburgh derby and what it would mean to get one over their rivals.
The chat concludes with the usual quickfire questions, including a best XI from Rachael’s playing days so far.