Kilkenny’s Ellen Molloy was last night named in the Women’s National League Team of the Year.
Having starred at the underage level, particularly for the Ireland Women’s Under-17s, Ellen was promoted to the senior Irish squad on the back of an impressive start to her Women’s National League career with Wexford Youths.
Her unbelievable form continued for Wexford throughout her career this season, capturing the FAI Cup at Tallaght Stadium with a player-of-the-match performance. Wexford was on course to grab their first National League title since 2018, however, the top honors ended up going to Shelbourne, where Carlow’s Aoife Kelly currently plays her trade. Still, though, Molloy managed 16 league goals before a season-ending injury, tying in third place on goalscoring charts with former Puskas award nominee Stephanie Roche.
Unfortunately the Irish international has been ruled out of next year’s world cup in Australia with a knee injury.
2022 SSE AIRTRICITY WOMEN’S NATIONAL LEAGUE AWARDS
SSE AIRTRICITY PLAYER OF THE YEAR WINNER Emily Corbet (Athlone Town)
SSE AIRTRICITY YOUNG PLAYER OF THE YEAR WINNER Jessie Stapleton (Shelbourne)
SSE AIRTRICITY MANAGER OF THE YEAR WINNER Tommy Hewitt (Athlone Town)
BANK OF IRELAND GOLDEN GLOVES WINNER Amanda Budden (Shelbourne)
EVOKE.ie GOLDEN BOOT WINNER Aine O’Gorman (Peamount United)
BUY4PETS ONLINE GOAL OF THE YEAR Aoife Brennan (Sligo Rovers)
SSE AIRTRICITY TEAM OF THE YEAR WINNERS Rachael Kelly (Bohemian) Jessica Gargan (Shelbourne) Jessica Hennessy (Athlone Town) Shauna Fox (Shelbourne) Áine O’Gorman (Peamount United) Ellen Molloy (Wexford Youths) Muireann Devaney (Athlone Town) Jessie Stapleton (Shelbourne) Ciara Rossiter (Wexford Youths) Emma Doherty (Sligo Rovers) Emily Corbet (Athlone Town)
EA SPORTS UNDER 19 LEAGUE PLAYER OF THE YEAR WINNER Tara O’Hanlon (Peamount United)
EA SPORTS UNDER 17 LEAGUE PLAYER OF THE YEAR WINNER Hannah Healy (Shelbourne)
SERVICES TO WOMEN’S NATIONAL LEAGUE Stephen Moran Mick O’Shea