Ellen Molloy of Wexford Youth's is the SSE Airtricity Women's National League Player of the Month for November 2021.
After an outstanding season Ellen Molloy should be putting her feet up. Instead, she is burying her head in the books with her Leaving Cert exams fast approaching.
The 17-year-old has been able to balance schoolwork with football to such a degree that she makes it look easy. That is why she has been named as SSE Airtricity Women's National League Player of the Month for November 2021.
Molloy was simply superb in the run-in to a thrilling season as Wexford finished third in League and lifted the EVOKE.ie FAI Women's Cup - where Molloy produced a Player of the Match performance.
The Kilkenny native scored 14 League goals and was instrumental in Wexford being in the hunt for silverware. While slightly embarrassed at picking up an individual award, she is glad to have played such a positive part in her team's success.
"It was a great season, especially capping it off with the Cup. I think we were a bit disappointed that we didn't challenge for the title a bit more towards the end but a great season overall," said Molloy.
Leanne Sheill, SSE Marketing Manager, said: "Congratulations to Ellen Molloy on being named the SSE Airtricity Women’s National League Player of the Month for November. It was amazing to see her natural ability and fantastic performances throughout the season and particularly during November. Ellen’s importance to Wexford Youths at just 17 years of age is clear to see and incredibly impressive. We can’t wait to see how Ellen’s career progresses into the future."
"Our first season of sponsoring the Women’s National League has been brilliant. The quality of football and excitement throughout was of the highest standard. We are excited to continue this sponsorship into next year as we continue to make efforts to increase awareness, importance, and participation of the women’s football in Ireland."
The final award of the 2021 season comes ahead of the SSE Airtricity Women’s National League Awards on Wednesday 1 December. Tune into the livestream of the awards on LOITV tonight from 8pm.
Molloy finished ahead of club-mate Kylie Murphy and Shelbourne midfielder Ciara Grant in the voting.
2021 SSE Women's National League Player of the Month Winners
- March / April: Rachel Kearns (Galway WFC)
- May: Eleanor Ryan-Doyle (Peamount United)
- June / July: Kylie Murphy (Wexford Youths)
- August: Savannah McCarthy (Galway WFC)
- September: Karen Duggan (Peamount United)
- October: Jessie Stapleton (Shelbourne)
- November: Ellen Molloy (Wexford Youth's)