Blessington and Wicklow goalkeeper Kim Connors has been honoured with the 2018 Ladies Footballer of the Year as part of the Garden County Awards.
While Tinahely dominated at club level, Connors played a starring role as Wicklow enjoyed a remarkable 2018; winning the division four league title with a 100% record — the only side in the country to do so — and making it to the final of the Leinster Intermediate Football Championship.
Connors was a key part of Wicklow’s success, including making a magnificent save in their 4-13 to 3-09 win over Roscommon in the All-Ireland Intermediate Championship, a competition in which they got to the quarter-finals following another win over Down
Speaking to WicklowNews, Kim Connors said that playing for Blessington and Wicklow was an honour in and of itself, before saying that she wanted their success to go one step further in 2019.
“I wouldn’t bet against us that’s for sure. We’re a close unit, sticking together shouldn’t be a problem for us,” she said.
“Ladies football is building huge momentum in the county. Being involved with development squads, the numbers are massive. Young girls itching to play for Wicklow, that’s an unreal thing to be part of,” Connors told WicklowNews.
Wicklow will take on Roscommon once again on the opening day of their division three league campaign on the 2nd of February. They also face rematches against Down (10th February) and Sligo (3rd March) — with the latter having knocked Wicklow out of the All-Ireland quarter-finals.