Women's League stars receive just rewards
FRIDAY LAST saw the Wexford and District Women's League present their annual awards to their divisional top scorers and players of the year.
At a very well-attended event, league Chairman Daire Doyle thanked everyone for their support and congratulated all winners while commenting that now we had a National League team in the league, it gave our elite players something to aim for.
The following won awards for the season: Chantelle Martin (Adamstown), Stephanie Gahan (St. Joseph's), Julie Anne Kinsella (Courtown Hibs), Anne Carroll (New Ross Town), Debbie Carton (Cloughbawn), Liz Evered (Ferns United), Charlotte O'keeffe (Shelbourne), Natasha Walsh (Wexford Celtic) and Megan Murray (Camolin Celtic).
To tie in with the Wexford Women's League awards, the top scorer and player of the year awards were presented to the Wexford Youths Women's team. Edel Kennedy and Cherelle Khassal finished joint top scorers for the club in its innaugural season while Under-19 international Jessica Gleeson collected the club young player of the year award.
The top award of club player of the year went to team captain Kylie Murphy, a player who led by example from the start of the season. All players, managers, coaches and committee were presented with team photos as a commemeration of the club's first season, and all will now take a short break before pre-season begins in July
Cherelle Khassal rounded off a great season by getting a call from Republic of Ireland manager Sue Ronan into the squad for this week's friendly away to Switzerland. Since joining the club, Cherelle has collected the February player of the month award as well as being nominated for the national young player of the year, and now comes the icing on the cake with a call-up to the Senior international squad
This week Tramore FC, last season's FAI club of the year, were announced as the UEFA Grassroots club silver medal winners. This is a fantastic achievement for the club and they make no secret of the fact that their women's section play a major part in the club's success in winning awards off the field.
Tramore are one of the most resepected clubs in the Wexford Women's League and all in the league would like to congratulate them on their most recent success.
Tramore are the first club from Ireland to pick up a UEFA Grassroots award, finishing behind a club from Moldova and ahead of bronze medalists Germany.
Monaghan United 1, Tramore FC 5: Tramore lifted the Leinster Intermediate Cup in Peamount recently when a second-half blitz destroyed a determined Monaghan side who had led 1-0 and looked comfortable until Tramore got going.
Two goals from Orla Hickey as well as one each from Tara Power, Niamh Walsh and a 25yard stunner from Rachel Corcoran saw the Wexford League Premier champions run out comfortable 5-1 winners.