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Galway Women's winger Aislinn Meaney has been awarded the Continental Tyres Women's National League Player of the Month award for May.

Meaney, who is currently with the Republic of Ireland Women's National Team in Norway, beat Peamount United midfielder Karen Duggan and Wexford Youths striker Rianna Jarrett to the accolade.

The 19-year old has enjoyed an impressive start to the campaign with three league goals so far this season and has been the star player in a young, progressive line-up at Eamonn Deacy Park.

Meaney was presented with the award by Continental Tyres' Georgina Twohig at the Castleknock Hotel in Dublin.

Speaking from the Republic of Ireland WNT camp, Meaney said: "I'm absolutely delighted to win the award.

"I was nominated for the first award this season which I was delighted with but now to win the award, it's incredible. I've worked really hard to get better and I feel like I've been able to improve coming into this campaign.

"We've got a young side at Galway and the standard across the league has definitely gone up. I think we've got a team which can continue to improve into the season."

Meaney made her senior international debut against Portugal in January and hopes to spend more time on the pitch for the WNT.

She added: "It's definitely something which has helped me improve. To be in with the international set-up and experience that tempo in training is fantastic.

"It was great to get my debut but now I need to push forward and hopefully get more time on the pitch. It is up to me to challenge and hopefully my form with Galway can help me do that.

"I'd like to thank all of my team-mates and the coaching staff at Galway for helping me win this award."

 

 

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