After the outstanding season that she has had Ellen Molloy should be putting her feet up.

Instead she is burying her head in the books with her Leaving Cert exams fast approaching.

The Wexford Youths 17-year-old has been able to balance school work with football to such a degree that she makes it look easy. On Tuesday, she was been named as SSE Airtricity Women's National League Player of the Month for November - just reward for a sparkling run of form.

Molloy was superb in the climax to a thrilling season as Youths finished third in league and lifted the EVOKE.ie FAI Women's Cup, with Molloy producing a player-of-the-match performance in the decider.

She was unfortunate to sustain an injury late in the that game which ruled her out of the Republic of Ireland's World Cup qualification double-header against Slovakia and Georgia, but overall it's been a tremendous campaign for the Kilkenny native.

"It was a great season, especially capping it off with the cup," said Molloy, who scored 14 league goals this term.

"I think we were a bit disappointed that we didn't challenge for the title a bit more towards the end but a great season overall."

Molloy finished ahead of club-mate Kylie Murphy and Shelbourne midfielder Ciara Grant in the voting.

2021 SSE Women's National League Player of the Month Winners

March/April: Rachel Kearns (Galway WFC)
May: Eleanor Ryan-Doyle (Peamount United)
June/July: Kylie Murphy (Wexford Youths)
August: Savannah McCarthy (Galway WFC)
September: Karen Duggan (Peamount United)
October: Jessie Stapleton (Shelbourne)
November: Ellen Molloy (Wexford Youths)

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