CORK CITY WFC’s Katie McCarthy has been named the SÓ Hotels’ Women’s National League Player of the Month for April.
She fended off competition from Peamount United’s Eleanor Ryan Doyle and Galway’s Sinead Donovan.
McCarthy, who recently became just the third player ever to make 100 appearances for Cork City, was presented with the award in the Charleville Park Hotel by the hotel’s business development manager, Monica Gilmore, on Wednesday afternoon.
The playmaker has scored five league goals this season in just seven league games. And speaking at the presentation ceremony, McCarthy admitted she was proud to have been honoured.
“Yeah, I’m really happy and I suppose I am quite proud,” said McCarthy, after collecting the award.
“I think I had a good month, personally, but, then, collectively, we had a really good month. It’s going ok, we had good performances, and some really good results, in the month of April.
“My ambition is to keep going, to keep playing the way I’m playing, and keeping trying to improve on that.
“I just want to keep scoring and just help the team and help the younger players to develop. I’m really happy to have won the award. I’m quite proud, actually.”
The 28-year-old was praised by manager, Rónán Collins, for being a role model to the younger players.
And McCarthy said that City’s performances will continue to improve as the National League season progresses.
“We’ve quite a young squad, so it’s taking a bit of time getting a bit of experience, but, I think, things are looking really positive,” she added.
“We’re looking forward to keeping on improving — we’re getting better all the time as a squad and as a group of players, so I’m really enjoying it, at the moment.
“You can definitely tell there is a good, vibrant young squad there.
“It has taken us a little bit of time for us all to gel and to come together, but you can definitely feel there is a good squad bond starting to come through.
“I think we are only going to get stronger and stronger as the season goes on. There is some really good talent there to keep an eye out for.”
McCarthy and co return to action this Sunday afternoon against Peamount United, at Bishopstown, at 2pm.