Kylie Murphy has been here since Day One. To talk about the best players in the Women's National League and not mention her name would be a crime.

Yet, the Wexford Youths midfielder continues to amaze with her stand-out performances. As she prepares to make her 200th appearance for her club, the talk has turned to just how good she is.

Certainly Wexford manager Tom Elmes is banging the drum supporting the notion that the Carlow native is amongst the very best and is deserving of a first ever call-up to the Republic of Ireland Women's Senior Team.

“I definitely think that Kylie has something to give to the Ireland Senior Team and can compliment the players that they have already in the squad," said Elmes.

“She has come back even fitter this year, even though I thought she was the best player in the FAI Women’s Cup Final last year. She has been outstanding already since the new season kicked off and has a big influence on the players around her.

“I think that Kylie has consistently proved that she is amongst the very best players in the National League. If you look at the best players who get called up, Kylie is in that same bracket.

“Every manager will have their own opinion of their players and it’s not up to us to pick the squad for Vera (Pauw), who I think is doing a brilliant job along with Eileen Gleeson assisting her, it’s simply stating that I think Kylie is a player who deserves to be looked at.

“Kylie is someone who can drive a team on and bring that cool head when it’s needed most. She wins the ball back, she passes it forward, she makes intelligent runs, gets into good areas, and keeps the play flowing. She is a truly excellent player.”

Murphy will be aiming to continue her impressive start to the season as Wexford play host to Galway WFC on Saturday.