The Bus Éireann Women’s National League Awards took place today at the Burlington Hotel. Minister of State, Michael Ring and UEFA Women’s Football Co-Ordinator, Emily Shaw, presented the awards for Player of the Year, Young Player of the Year and a very special Services to Football Award.


Peamount’s Sara Lawlor was named as Bus Eireann Women’s National League Player of the Year having formed part of the league’s most devastating strike force contributing no fewer than 15 goals herself.


Emma Hansberry was chosen as the Bus Éireann Women’s National League Young Player of the Year. Hansberry was a vital member of the Castlebar Celtic squad that provided some great moments in the inaugural year of the tournament. With 7 goals in her first year, Emma should be a star for years to come.


The Services to Football Award went to Brother Bernard Twomey. Brother Bernard is synonymous with the famous St. Catherine’s club having been a founder member of the current National Senior Cup champions 32 years ago. Brother Bernard has dedicated his life to giving children the opportunity to play football at any level and has played an important role in the development of the women’s game in this country.


The season draws to a close at Tallaght stadium this weekend when Shamrock Rovers take on newly crowned league champions, Peamount Utd, in the Bus Eireann Women’s National League Cup Final with a 2pm kick off.


Bus Eireann Women’s National League Player of the Year: Sara Lawlor (Peamount Utd.)


Bus Eireann Women’s National League Young Player of the Year: Emma Hansberry (Castlebar Celtic)


Services to Football Award: Brother Bernard Twomey


Bus Éireann Women’s National League

All Star Team



Linda Meehan

Peamount United

Seana Cooke

Raheny United

Louise Quinn

Peamount United

Emma Farmer

Cork Women’s FC

Nicola Dunphy

Wexford Youths Womens AFC

Rebecca Creagh

Raheny United

Denise O'Sullivan

Cork Women's FC

Emma Hansberry

Castlebar Celtic

Sara Lawlor

Peamount United

Rachel Jenkins

Shamrock Rovers

Stephanie Roche

Peamount United

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