DERRY CITY: Keeper Gerard Doherty nominated for Player of the Month award

Derry City goalkeeper Gerard Doherty is one of six nominees for the first SSE Airtricity/SWAI Player of the Month award of the season.

Wednesday, 7th March 2018, 3:02 pm
Updated Wednesday, 7th March 2018, 4:09 pm
Derry City goalkeeper Gerard Doherty.

Two nominations come from SSE Airtricity League Champions Cork City with both Kieran Sadlier and Graham Cummins.

Bohemians' Dan Casey, who scored a brilliant brace in a 3-1 win over Dublin rivals Shamrock Rovers on the opening day, receives a nomination as well as Waterford's Bastian Hery and Dundalk's Daniel Cleary complete the line-up for the first award of the season.

Gerard Doherty (Derry City): Impressive individual performances in February capped off by a penalty save and clean sheet in a 1-0 win over Bohemians.

Dan Casey (Bohemians): Centre-back scored twice against Shamrock Rovers and has looked settled in the back four since.

Graham Cummins (Cork City): A goal and red card on his debut, the striker struck a hat-trick on his return from suspension.

Kieran Sadlier (Cork City): Followed up a starring role in the President’s Cup by maintaining form in the league with two goals in opening three games.

Daniel Cleary (Dundalk): Settled into starting XI and impressed against Shamrock Rovers and Limerick as Lilywhites kept two clean sheets.

Bastien Hery (Waterford): Midfielder has been key figure and drive force in Waterford’s fine start to the season. Caught the eye with a fine goal against St Patrick’s Athletic.

The winner will be announced early next week.