Wexford Youths' Ellen Molloy has been named Women's National League Player of the Month for August.

The midfielder's fine form at club level saw her receive her first Republic of Ireland senior call-up for the forthcoming UEFA European Championship qualifiers.

After starring in August, Molloy went on to score a brace as Wexford inflicted a first defeat of the season on reigning WNL champions Peamount United last weekend.

Wexford head coach Tom Elmes praised the player for the impact she has made since emerging.

"We always knew that Ellen was very talented - it's why we had invited her to train with us over the last two years," he said.

"We knew that she would be able to play in this league, but there was maybe a question mark over how she might fare against the likes of Shels or Peamount but she's proved that she is well able to play in those big games as well.

"She has hit the ground running. She is versatile and can play in a number of different roles and she's done really well for us.

"She has made some great improvements, like with her decision-making, and if she continues to improve like that then we would be very optimistic about where she can be this time next year."