Jess Ziu may be leaving the SSE Airtricity Women's National League soon but she is determined to go out on a high having won the Player of the Month Award for May 2022.

The Shelbourne winger is due to join West Ham United in the England's Women's Super League this summer and her departure will be a big loss for her team - and the League in general.

A dynamic attacker, Ziu has been in sensational form this season - including three goals scored in the month of May - as her team has opened up a lead at the top of the table.

Ziu said: "I'm really happy to have won the Player of the Month award. I've got one game left so I'm really happy that I could get an award in before I left. And I'm happy that all of my performances, assists, goals and teamwork are getting noticed.

"We've started off really well. Noel (King, manager) trusts in all of us and hopefully we can keep our heads down, not let any of it get to us and extend the lead at the top even more."

Leanne Sheill, SSE Airtricity Marketing Manager, said: “Congratulations to Jess Ziu on being named the SSE Airtricity Women’s National League Player of the Month for May. Her performances have been crucial in leading Shelbourne to the top of the League so far this season with four wins from four in May and not conceding a goal during the month!

"We’d like to wish Jess the best of luck in her next upcoming move as she ventures overseas. If her performances this season are anything to go by, we’re sure she will flourish with her new club! We’re thrilled to be sponsor of the League this season and we can’t wait to see how the rest of the season will unfold."

Ziu was selected ahead of Athlone Town striker Emily Corbet and Galway WFC's Chloe Singleton in the voting process.

SSE Airtricity Women's National League Player of the Month 2022
March | Stephanie Roche (Peamount United)
April | Laurie Ryan (Athlone Town)
May | Jess Ziu (Shelbourne)