Glenamaddy/Williamtown’s Noelle Connolly was selected the 2018 Galway Daily Senior Ladies Footballer of the Year following three rounds of twitter polling that took place this week (August 27th – 29th).
While mainly being used as an impact substitute during the summer, Connolly’s arrival onto the field gave Galway a major boost most notably in the Connacht Final against Mayo.
Congratulations to Noelle Connolly & to Galway Ladies and Management who defeated Westmeath in the TG4 All Ireland Senior Championship Round 3. pic.twitter.com/DQxnNaxxLn
— Calasanctius College (@CalaCollGalway) July 30, 2018
She stopped one almost certain goal to ensure the Tribeswomen stayed ahead of their provincial rivals before qualifying for a first All-Ireland semi-final since 2014. And while unlucky not to earn a starting berth, she ensured Galway’s strength in depth was secure through her consistency.
The defender topped the poll with 43% of the vote ahead of St. Gabriel’s Caitriona Cormican (37% – who was going for the double after winning the camogie), Corofin’s Tracey Leonard (13%) and Kilkerrin/Clonberne’s Olivia Divilly (7%).
2018 GALWAY DAILY SENIOR LADIES FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR!!!
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— Galway Daily (@GalwayDaily) August 29, 2018