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An excellent new signing for Bohs leads our League of Ireland Team of the Week

Kurtis Byrne features alongside our stand-out players from the last two SSE Airtricity League Premier Division games.

Kurtis Byrne has began life promisingly at Bohs.
Kurtis Byrne has began life promisingly at Bohs.
Image: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Goalkeeper

Micheal Schlingermann (Sligo Rovers) — Ensured his team picked up their first point of the season with an excellent fingertip save from Ryan Connolly last night.

Defence

Paddy Barrett (Dundalk) – The defender started at right back in the season opener and moved to centre back on Friday with Brian Gartland left out. He scored one goal and could have had three. A threat going forward and an impassable wall at the back.

Stephen Last (Wexford Youths) – Nodded home a header against Dundalk and performed well but couldn’t prevent his side slipping to a 2-1 defeat.

Dane Massey (Dundalk) – Provided assists on Friday and Monday night with his attacking play — first for Patrick McEleney’s first Dundalk goal before setting up Ciaran Kilduff for the winner against Wexford Youths.

Midfield

Barry McNamee (Derry City) – The Ramelton man knows he must step up the plate this season in the absence of Patrick McEleney and Mark Timlin and he was outstanding against Cork playing in his favoured attacking midfield role.

Ryan Connolly (Galway United) – The Galway captain was instrumental in his side’s performance and created plenty of chances.

Steven Beattie (Cork City) - Bagged himself a hat-trick in Monday night’s 6-0 demolition of Longford Town.

Darren Meenan (Dundalk) – The winger was involved in so much that was good about Dundalk against Finn Harps, with his famed set-piece delivery causing the visitors all sorts of problems.

Kurtis Byrne (Bohemians) –  Aside from his stunning goal, Byrne was a constant threat down the right wing with his ability on the ball exemplified by key passes and crosses troubling the Sligo rearguard on numerous occasions.

Forwards

Christy Fagan (St Patrick’s Athletic) - Followed up his winner against Longford with a goal against his former club Bohemians last night to make it three from three this season.

Rory Patterson (Derry City) - The Candystripes will be praying they can keep their returning striker fit as he is certain to get them goals — as he proved with a double against Bray on Monday.

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