Tipperary ladies footballer Aisling Moloney wins Player of the Month award

Tipperary ladies footballer Aisling Moloney wins Player of the Month award

Aisling Moloney with her award. Photo by Matt Browne/Sportsfile

Brilliant Cahir and Tipperary footballer Aisling Moloney has been honoured for her outstanding form during March for her college and county.

The 20-year old Dublin City University student and Tipperary star won the Croke Park Hotel and LGFA Player of the Month award for March, and received  her award at The Croke Park Hotel in Jones Road, Dublin.

Aishling captained Dublin City University to victory in the prestigious Gourmet Food Parlour Ladies HEC O’Connor Cup competition, while Tipperary have also progressed to the Division 2 semi-finals in the Lidl Ladies National Football League. 

A TG4 All-Ireland intermediate championship winner with the Premier County, Moloney has carried that rich vein of form into 2018.

Tipp, who were promoted from Division 3 last year, have found the step up to the second tier very much to their liking.

Moloney also produced a string of fine performances to help seal a first GFP O’Connor Cup title for DCU since 2011.

Moloney scored 1-6 in the semi-final victory against UCD at IT Blanchardstown, before producing a powerful final performance.

It was an eventful Abbotstown decider for Moloney, who finished with 0-7 on the day.

She was sin-binned in the second half but came back on to help create a pivotal penalty scored by Sarah Rowe, before Moloney swung over a brilliant winning point to seal the silverware against University of Limerick.

Moloney’s individual display also earned her the player of the match award – and she’ll be hoping for more silverware in the months to come.

Tipperary are preparing for next Sunday’s Lidl NFL Division 2 semi-final against Armagh in Kinnegad (3pm), and will face Cork in the TG4 Munster senior semi-final.  

Aishling was presented with her award by Ian Monks, Senior Manager The Croke Park Hotel. 

Tipperary meet Armagh in the semi-final at Kinnegan where Moloney will be a key member of the Tipp team.