(Credit: Ian Anderson)
Peamount United striker Sara Lawlor has been named the Bus Éireann Women’s National League Player of the Month for September/October.
Lawlor was voted player of the match when she scored for her club in the recent FAI Umbro Women’s Senior Cup Final against Raheny United.
The 24-year-old has three Ireland caps and was presented her award by Republic of Ireland Women’s international team manager Sue Ronan.
Dubliner Lawlor scored five goals in her opening three games in the Bus Éireann Women’s National League, which sees Peamount top on goal difference from their rivals Raheny United.
Sara also scored three goals in two FAI Umbro Women’s Senior Cup games in the same period.
“Bus Éireann congratulates Sara on winning the Player of the Month award. Sara has continued her incredible form from last season with some important goals in Peamount’s unbeaten start to the 2012-2013 season,” said Andrew McLindon, PR Manager, Bus Éireann.
Lawlor admitted she was honoured to get the award but felt that a number of her club-mates could have been in consideration.
“It’s lovely to get an award like this but I was a little surprised because lots of the girls played very well over the last month,” she said.
“We were very disappointed not to win the cup but the great thing is that we didn’t let it get to us and we’re very focused on the Bus Éireann Women’s National League.
“Our next game is on Saturday November 3 at Raheny so we have an excellent opportunity to bounce back and look to maintain our 100 per cent start to the season.”