March Player of the Month - Women's

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March Player of the Month - Women's

Roche scoops SSE Airtricity WNL Player of the Month award for March.

Stephanie Roche is no stranger to being lauded for her goalscoring exploits, although she fully earned the SSE Airtricity Women's National League Player of the Month award for March 2022.

The free-scoring forward leads the EVOKE.ie Golden Boot race after five games played in the new season with Peamount United joint top of the League table.

Roche actually netted a brace in the opening game of the season but that win over Sligo Rovers has since been overturned. Nevertheless, the Dubliner still has four goals to her name.

Anyone who has watched Roche in action this season will surely agree that she is in sensational form - whether she is leading the line with crucial goals or linking play with key assists. Not that she is taking anything for granted.

"The Golden Boot has been mentioned a few times already. We're only five games in, we've got a lot of games still to be played and a lot of players will be looking to catch up. The only thing on my mind at the moment is getting points on the board with Peamount," said Roche.

"For Peamount it's always got to be about winning the League, winning trophies. We'll be looking to win everything that we can. The way the season finished last year was very disappointing. I think a lot of people were doubting us at the start of this season because of the way it finished up but I think we proved a point, especially against Wexford where we showed that when it's put up to us we are a really good team."

Leanne Sheill, SSE Airtricity Marketing Manager: "Congratulations to Stephanie Roche on being named the SSE Airtricity Women’s National League Player of the Month for March. The start that she and Peamount United have made this season has been incredible. We’re looking forward to seeing how the rest of the season will unfold as it appears that it will yet again be close at the top!

"We’re delighted to have begun our second year in sponsorship of the Women’s National League. We look forward to continuing our efforts to increase awareness and participation of women’s football in Ireland and we would like to wish all of the teams the best of luck with the season ahead."

Shelbourne captain Pearl Slattery and Sligo Rovers goalkeeper Kristen Sample finished in second and third place respectively in the voting for this award.