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The in-form striker with 4 goals from 4 games leads our SSE Airtricity League Team of the Week

Christy Fagan is one of three St Patrick’s Athletic players in the line-up.

Fagan has started the season is fine form.
Fagan has started the season is fine form.
Image: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Goalkeeper

Richard Brush (Finn Harps) - Had to make a number of outstanding saves to stop his former club Sligo adding a second goal before the lights went out on 86 minutes a the Slowgrounds.

Defenders

Kenny Browne (Cork City) – The Rebels centre-half was strong in the tacke to ensure they claimed a clean sheet at Oriel Park, their third so far this season, and will prove a superb signing if he stays fit.

Gary Delaney (Wexford Youths) – Scored with his head to help the Youths pick up their first ever Premier Division point in the 3-3 draw wit Bohs.

Darren Dennehy (St Patrick’s Athletic) – The former Cork City man looked solid and organised alongside Shane McEleney in the 2-0 win over Shamrock Rovers.

Midfield

Kieran Sadlier (Sligo Rovers) – Returning from suspension following his opening day red card was always going to be a big boost to Sligo, and following two disappointing performances, he was just the medicine that the Bit O’Red needed. Creative, tricky and gutsy, he created all sorts of problems for Finn Harps.

David Cawley (St Patrick’s Athletic) - David Cawley showed plenty to suggest he has what it takes to fill the boots of those big names who have left Richmond Park. On Friday he managed the game well, got his foot into a lot of tackles and generally made nuisance of himself, which is exactly what Liam Buckley would have wanted from him.

Nathan Boyle (Derry City) – Came on as a 58th-minute substitute for Harry Monaghan and stole the show with two brilliant goals including a fine finish to grab an injury-time winner.

Aymen Ben Mohammed (Bohemians) – The Gypsies left winger displayed his full array of tricks to bamboozle the Youths backline on a number of occasions along with being a constant threat with through passes.

Forwards

Christy Fagan (St Patrick’s Athletic) – He may not have had a huge impact on the game across the 90 minutes, but Fagan’s goal is why he gets the nod. It was as instinctive and incisive a header as you will see, and watching him come alive in a split-second is one of the most enjoyable things to watch in the league.

Mark Quigley (Bohemians) –  In a game full of goals, the Bohemians forward came to the fore as he nodded home the first equaliser and then held his nerve to squeeze a penalty past Graham Doyle to earn the home side a point.

Sean Maguire (Cork City) – Had to feed off scraps for much of the night but held up the ball well and stepped up to slote away the match-winning penalty against his former club.

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