GALWAY LGFA: Noelle Connolly – Senior Player of the Year

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Noelle Connolly

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.

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%).