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Sharpshooting Laois striker signs for Wexford Youths ahead of new League of Ireland season

Emily Corbet Wexford Youths

Wexford Youths have announced the signing of Emily Corbet ahead of the new season of the Women’s League of Ireland.

The Clonaslee native is one of the biggest prospects in the game at present after a stunning season last year with Athlone Town.

She was named the Women’s National League Player of the Year after scoring 20 goals last season as her old team finished second in the league.

The also reached the FAI Cup final where Shelbourne proved too strong on both occasions.

Corbet has been capped for the Republic of Ireland at U-17 and U-19 level.

Indeed there will be huge Laois interest in this side this season as there are now four players from the O’Moore County.

Graiguecullen’s Kylie Murphy, Portarlington’s Della Doherty and Portlaoise’s Ciamh Grey (formerly Dollard) all play Wexford Youths.

Wexford Youths Women FC Manager Stephen Quinn is delighted about the new arrival at Ferrycarrig Park.

He said: “Everyone in the club are delighted to welcome Emily into the Wexford Youths family.

“Emily is a highly rated attacker who will give us an added edge this season with her workrate off the ball, her quality on the ball and as she proved last season she knows where the back of the net is.”

Wexford kick off the new 2023 WNL season away to Galway United on March 4.

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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.