As the second half of the 2020 Women's National League season rolls on, there are several young players who are being trusted in gaining more game-time.

Here is a list of five players who have stand-out performers:

Katelyn Keogh (Athlone Town)
Talent alone is not enough to succeed at the highest level so it is refreshing to see that Keogh has the right attitude in wanting to learn and develop. She is a natural finisher when in front of goal and is bound to add to her tally in the final few games of the season if she just keeps getting into the right positions at the right times.

Courtney Maguire (Bohemians)
It was a bold move to leave Shelbourne for their new neighbours, but Maguire felt that she would get more minutes with Bohemians and that has proven to be the case. Her arrival was quite late and that meant that she was not the automatic starter between the posts but the agile shot-stopper has since broke into the team and with three clean sheets recorded she is repaying the faith shown in her.

Lauren Egbuloniou (Cork City)
Cork knew that they had a special talent in Egbuloniou last season but her breakthrough was disrupted by a serious injury. She has come back from that even stronger and has been seriously impressive leading their attacking line. There is a fiesty edge to her play that means opposition defenders are always on their toes, while she knows what to do when the ball comes into her feet.

Therese Kinneavy (Galway WFC)
Having been promoted from Phil Trill's excellent Under-17 team, Kinneavy has been outstanding for Galway. Operating at right-back, she has played each game as if she always belonged at this level. In fact, she's been so good that veteran Meabh De Burca is being deployed higher up the pitch because the team are comfortable with Kinneavy excelling in what is now her starting spot.

Aoibheann Clancy (Wexford Youths)
Able to play in a number of different positions, Clancy is most comfortable in midfield where she can work on both sides of the ball. She is brilliant at supporting the attack with her clever bursts forward and link-up play, while she is not shy is tracking back and shutting down opponents. There is a lot more to come from her and Wexford are excited to see it happen in their colours.