Savannah McCarthy of Galway WFC is SSE Airtricity Women's National League Player of the Month for August 2021.
SSE Airtricity is delighted to announce Savannah McCarthy as this month’s player of the month. Switching from midfield to centre-back has worked out very well for the Kerry native – in August alone McCarthy made 196 passes, completed 39 interceptions and won almost every challenge presented to her. She is an impressive player.
McCarthy is playing with confidence, helped by the fresh approach by manager Stephen Lally. "Stephen [Lally] coming in has been great. He has been great with the girls and everyone seems to love him, so I’m really enjoying being around him," said McCarthy.
"Right now our main aim is the Cup so hopefully we can go all the way. We're taking it game by game and trying to finish as high as we can. We probably can't make the top three but we will try to push it the whole way."
Leanne Sheill, SSE Airtricity Marketing Manager, commented: "We are delighted to announce Savannah McCarthy as the SSE Airtricity Women’s National League Player of the Month for August. We’ve noticed the change in position for Savannah has seen her impact on matches increase this year. Her leadership and organisation at the back has been great to see and has clearly helped improve Galway WFC’s performances."
"We’re thrilled to be the sponsor of the league this season. The performance and matches we have seen so far this season have been brilliant and we can wait to see how the rest of the season unfolds."
Congratulations to all of the nominated players, Shelbourne midfielder Ciara Grant and Bohemians goalkeeper Courtney Maguire finished second and third respectively.