Rianna Jarrett named Women's National League player of the month for June

Wed, Jul 18 2018

Jarrett in action for Wexford against Shelbourne in May. Credit: Martin Doherty

Wexford Youths striker Rianna Jarrett has been named Continental Tyres Women’s National League Player of the Month for June.

The Ireland international striker clinched the award after scoring five goals scored to take her top of the scoring charts with 16.

Jarrett scored a brace against title-rivals Peamount United and just the week before she scored a hat-trick in a 5-1 win over Limerick as Wexford stretched their lead in the table to six points.

The 24-year-old’s form this season earned her a recall to the national team and she was included in the squad for the two Wold Cup Qualifiers against Norway.

Jarrett came on as a substitute for her second cap in the 1-0 defeat in Stavanger.

"I'm delighted to get the award and I'd like to thank my teammates and coaching staff for their help in getting this award,” Jarrett told the Women’s National League website.

"We've had a fantastic season so far and I think everyone in the squad is trying to find a new level to their game.

“We're working hard each week and it really paid off in June with the wins over Peamount United and Limerick.

"I'm happy with the goals I'm scoring at the moment. The time I spent with the international squad really helped and I felt much fitter and sharper after it, and I think that showed in the games after that.

"I really want to continue to improve though and I'm still working hard to get fitter and stronger.

“I want to help Wexford win the league and there is still a lot of work to be done so we need to keep this form up for the rest of the season."

Wexford continue their WNL campaign on Saturday when they host UCD Waves (kick-off 6.30pm).