Arsenal’s Katie McCabe has won the PFA Ireland International Women’s Player of the Year award.

The 22-year-old forward was voted by her peers as the best player for the Ireland national team in the past year.

McCabe was named captain of the Ireland team in August, taking over from the retiring Emma Byrne.

She’s helped Ireland win their first two games of their 2019 World Cup qualifying campaign against Northern Ireland and Slovakia.

Prior to that, she played a part in Ireland’s unsuccessful attempts to qualify for the 2017 European Championships in the Netherlands.

McCabe joined Arsenal in December 2015, rejecting Chelsea and Manchester City in the process, and has made two appearances for the club.

She joined Scottish side Glasgow City on loan in August.

They sit top of the Women’s Premier League table, with 18 wins from 20 games.

She’ll be hoping to return to Arsenal in good form and play with the likes of Vivianne Miedema.

It was Miedema’s Netherlands who knocked Ireland out of the u19 European Championships back in 2014.

The Player of the Year award is another step forward in her promising career so far.