Wexford Youths women shine in Continental Tyres awards

By Esther Hayden

Published 23/04/2015 | 00:11

22 April 2015; Ciara Rossiter, Wexford Youths Women's AFC, winner of the Continental Tyres Young Player of the Year award, at the Continental Tyres Women’s National League Annual Awards 2015. Clyde Court Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE
22 April 2015; Ciara Rossiter, Wexford Youths Women's AFC, winner of the Continental Tyres Young Player of the Year award, at the Continental Tyres Women’s National League Annual Awards 2015. Clyde Court Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE
22 April 2015; Ciara Rossiter, Wexford Youths Women's AFC, winner of the Continental Tyres Young Player of the Year award, at the Continental Tyres Womens National League Annual Awards 2015. Clyde Court Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE
22 April 2015; Aine O'Gorman, left, Peamount United, winner of the Continental Tyres Player of the Year award and Ciara Rossiter, Wexford Youths Women's AFC, winner of the Continental Tyres Young player of the Year award, at the Continental Tyres Women’s National League Annual Awards 2015. Clyde Court Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE
22 April 2015; Niamh O'Donoghue, left, Chairperson of the WFAI, presents Pauline O'Shaughnessy, Secretary of the WFAI, with a Services to Women's Football Award, at the Continental Tyres Women’s National League Annual Awards 2015. Clyde Court Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE
22 April 2015; Ciara Rossiter, Wexford Youths Women's AFC, winner of the Continental Tyres Young Player of the Year award, receives her award from Eamon Naughton, left, FAI Chairman of the National League, and Peter Robb, Marketing Communications Manager, Continental Tyre Group, at the Continental Tyres Women’s National League Annual Awards 2015. Clyde Court Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE
22 April 2015; Aine O'Gorman, Peamount United, winner of the Continental Tyres Player of the Year award, who received her award from Eamon Naughton, left, FAI Chairman of the National League, and Peter Robb, Marketing Communications Manager, Continental Tyre Group, at the Continental Tyres Women’s National League Annual Awards 2015. Clyde Court Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE
22 April 2015; Aine O'Gorman, Peamount United, winner of the Continental Tyres Player of the Year award, at the Continental Tyres Women’s National League Annual Awards 2015. Clyde Court Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE
22 April 2015; Aine O'Gorman, Peamount United, winner of the Continental Tyres Player of the Year award, at the Continental Tyres Womens National League Annual Awards 2015. Clyde Court Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE
22 April 2015; Aine O'Gorman, left, Peamount United, winner of the Continental Tyres Player of the Year award and Ciara Rossiter, Wexford Youths Women's AFC, winner of the Continental Tyres Young player of the Year award, at the Continental Tyres Women’s National League Annual Awards 2015. Clyde Court Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE
22 April 2015; Aine O'Gorman, left, Peamount United, winner of the Continental Tyres Player of the Year award and Ciara Rossiter, Wexford Youths Women's AFC, winner of the Continental Tyres Young player of the Year award, at the Continental Tyres Womens National League Annual Awards 2015. Clyde Court Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE
222 April 2015; Pictured at the Continental Tyres Women’s National League Annual Awards 2015 were players who received their Continental Tyres Women's National League Team awards, from left, Kylie Murphy, Wexford Youths Women's AFC, Mary Rose Kelly, Wexford Youths Women's AFC, Nicola Sinnott, Wexford Youths Women's AFC, Carol Breen, Wexford Youths Women's AFC, Keara Cormican, Galway WFC, Ciara Rossiter, Wexford Youths Women's AFC, Niamh Walsh, Raheny United, Karen Duggan, UCD Waves, Claire O'Riordan, Wexford Youths Women's AFC, and Aine O'Gorman, Peamount United. Clyde Court Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE
22 April 2015; Eamon Naughton, FAI Chairman of the National League, and Peter Robb, Marketing Communications Manager, Continental Tyre Group, with players who received their Continental Tyres Women's National League Team awards; front row, from left, Kylie Murphy, Wexford Youths Women's AFC, Nicola Sinnott, Wexford Youths Women's AFC, Mary Rose Kelly, Wexford Youths Women's AFC, and Aine O'Gorman, Peamount United; back row, from left, Claire O'Riordan, Wexford Youths Women's AFC, Ciara Rossiter, Wexford Youths Women's AFC, Niamh Walsh, Raheny United, Carol Breen, Wexford Youths Women's AFC, Karen Duggan, UCD Waves, and Keara Cormican, Galway WFC, at the Continental Tyres Women’s National League Annual Awards 2015. Clyde Court Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE

Ciara Rossiter of Wexford Youths Women's AFC was selected as the Young Player of the Year at the Continental Tyres Women's National League Player of the Year awards.

The awards were presented at the special luncheon in the Clyde Court Hotel, Dublin, which was attended by players and representatives from all seven Continental Tyres Women's National League clubs. The awards were presented by Eamon Naughton, Chairman of the Women's National League Committee and Peter Robb, Marketing Communications Manager, Continental Tyre Group.

The players on the Continental Tyres Women's National League Team of the Season also received their awards with six of the eleven places going to players from newly crowned champions Wexford Youths Women's AFC. Raheny United, UCD Waves and Galway WFC were also represented on the team.

The Golden Boot Award, which is presented by the Irish Daily Mail, won't be presented until after the final league games on May 3 as O'Gorman with 22 goals and Raheny United's Katie McCabe with 24 are neck and neck in the goalscoring chart.

Pauline O'Shaughnessy, the long-serving secretary of the Women's Football Association of Ireland, received the Services to Football Award for her contribution to the game over the past 30 years in many different roles.

This season's Continental Tyres Women's National League was won for the first time by Wexford Youths Women's AFC and the 2015 Continental Tyres WNL Cup Final between Peamount United and Raheny United will take place on Sunday, April 26, at Tolka Park with a kick-off time of 4.30pm.

Award Winners:

Continental Tyres Women's National League Player of the Year: Aine O'Gorman (UCD Waves)

Continental Tyres Women's National League Young Player of the Year: Ciara Rossiter (Wexford Youths Women's AFC)

Continental Tyres Services to Women's Football Award: Pauline O'Shaughnessy (WFAI).

Continental Tyres Women's National League Team of the Season

Mary Rose Kelly (Wexford Youths Women's AFC)

Nicola Sinnott (Wexford Youths Women's AFC)

Ciara Rossiter (Wexford Youths Women's AFC)

Keara Cormican (Galway WFC)

Niamh Walsh (Raheny United)

Karen Duggan (UCD Waves)

Kylie Murphy (Wexford Youths Women's AFC)

Aine O'Gorman (UCD Waves)

Claire O'Riordan (Wexford Youths Women's AFC)

Carol Breen (Wexford Youths Women's AFC)

Katie McCabe (Raheny United)

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