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Laois striker shortlisted for Women’s League of Ireland Player of the Year Award

Emily Corbet Player of the Year Nomination

The Women’s League of Ireland announced their shortlists for their end of season awards and a Laois player is among the top three.

Teenager Emily Corbet has been shortlisted alongside two others for the Player of the Year Award.

The Athlone Town striker is up against Peamount United’s Aine O’Gorman and Ellen Molloy of Wexford Youths.

This is a huge achievement for Corbet as both O’Gorman and Molloy are part of the Republic of Ireland Women’s squad who recently qualified for the World Cup.

19-year-old Corbet has enjoyed an amazing season for her club Athlone Town.

She scored 20 goals and finished second on the overall scoring charts behind the aforementioned O’Gorman.

She spearheaded the attack of a side that finished in second position in the table – losing out to champions Shelbourne by just two points.

Corbet’s season is not over yet either as Athlone Town are set to make history this weekend.

They will compete in their first ever Women’s FAI Cup final when they take on Shelbourne in Tallaght Stadium on Saturday.

The winner of the Player of the Year will be announced on November 24.

Emily recently spoke to us about her career to date and you can check that out on the Podcast below:

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.