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Double delight for Athlone at WNL awards

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There was double delight for Athlone Town as the 2022 SSE Airtricity Women's National League Awards as Emily Corbet claimed the Player of the Year award, while Tommy Hewitt was named Manager of the Year.There was further joy for the midlanders, who finished second in the League and runners-up in the EVOKE.ie FAI Women's Cup, as Jessica Hennessy and Muireann Devaney were named in the Team of the Year alongside Corbet.Double winners Shelbourne also had three players selected in Jess Gargan, Shauna Fox and Jessie Stapleton, who was also named Young Player of the Year, while Wexford Youths had Ellen Molloy and Ciara Rossiter and there was one apiece from Bohemians (Rachael Kelly), Peamount United (Áine O'Gorman) and Sligo Rovers (Emma Doherty).Tara O'Hanlon (Peamount United) and Hannah Healy (Shelbourne) won the EA SPORTS Women's under-19 and U17 League Player of the Year Awards respectively.The EVOKE.ie Golden Boot for top goalscorer went to Peamount United captain O'Gorman, who was confirmed as the first new signing for Shamrock Rovers on Thursday, for the fifth time in her career and Shelbourne goalkeeper Amanda Budden retained the Bank of Ireland Golden Gloves award for most clean sheets.The Buy4Pets Online Goal of the Year went to Sligo Rovers' Aoife Brennan following an online vote that included many superb goals.

At the ceremony in the Gibson Hotel, Dublin, there were two recipients of the Services to the Women's National League in Galway Women's FC chairman Stephen Moran and freelance photographer Mick O'Shea.

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