It is one of those debates that can seem pointless but also fun at the same time: who is the best of the best?

Right now, in the SSE Airtricity Women's National League there are several contenders for the unofficial prize of being crowned as the Best Player. But is Wexford Youths's Ellen Molloy the leading candidate?

The talented midfielder is having another superb season and is currently joint top of the Goalscoring charts with 16 goals. She is a delight to watch when in full flow and someone who can light up a game with a piece of individual skill. It's amazing to think that she is still only 18 years of age.

Wexford are certainly a different team when she is playing. That is reflected by their current standing as League leaders. Molloy makes them tick, not in the same way that Kylie Murphy did for a decade, but there are some similarities between the two in how they can lift their team with key moments.

Molloy actually owes a lot to Murphy - who is one of the best WNL players of all time - as she has learnt how to be more of a team player and how to use her body when fending off opponents. There are probably 100 little things that Murphy has passed onto her team-mate without even knowing it, while there are many that she has deliberately shared with her and Molloy has benefitted as a result.

There is still a lot for Molloy to add to her game, such as releasing the ball quicker, working hard off the ball, drifting into areas where she can make a difference and linking play. She does all of these things well, but she has the potential to be exceptional at them.

That is the thing about Molloy, everyone knows that there is more to come from her. It will be interesting to watch her develop as she looks to add to her five Republic of Ireland WNT caps. But right now, she is doing just fine and should be considered as an early frontrunner for the Player of the Year award.