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Daryl Horgan is becoming a regular in our LOI Team of the Week

Another two goals on Friday night earned Dundalk victory over St Patrick’s Athletic.

Dundalk winger Daryl Horgan.
Dundalk winger Daryl Horgan.
Image: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Goalkeeper

Stephen McGuinness (Bray Wanderers) – Trevor Croly will be thankful that his goalkeeper was in-form on Friday night as McGuinness kept Bohemians veteran Jason Byrne late on.

Defenders

Andy Boyle (Dundalk) – All of the Dundalk back four were worth a shout this week but Boyle edges this one thanks to his good work in shutting out Saints sharpshooter Christy Fagan. He was strong in the tackle and marshalled the defence really well to help produce another clean sheet for the champions.

Darren Dennehy (Cork City) – Put in a vital block to prevent Simon Madden from scoring during an assured performance in the 0-0 draw with Shamrock Rovers.

Dane Massey (Dundalk) – Massey was an attacking threat from full-back and combined well with Ronan Finn to assist Horgan for his second goal.

Midfield

Lee Duffy (Drogheda) – The winger is Drogheda’s form man at the moment. Playing through the middle, Duffy caused the Galway centre backs all kinds of trouble. His goal was deserved and he made their late second.

Sean Thornton (Drogheda) – The midfielder arrived back in Drogheda with a big reputation but has quietly impressed in the centre of the park. Against Galway, he threatened going forward, scored and was forceful in his tackle.

Sander Puri (Sligo Rovers) – The Estonian international was a real threat to the Derry defence throughout and scored in the second half when he showed hunger and desire to get to the ball ahead of Patton before rounding the Derry goalkeeper and slotting into the empty net.

Patrick McEleney (Derry City) – The influential midfielder made his long awaited return from injury after a four week lay-off when he came off the bench to replace Seamus Sharkey at the start of the second half. McEleney’s introduction gave his side an immediate lift and he instigated their best chances in the second period.

Daryl Horgan (Dundalk) - There’s no question over who was the best player on the park for Dundalk this week. Ok, so maybe Daryl Horgan v James Chambers was a bit of a mismatch but the Lilywhites winger did everything — started attacks passed really well, ran at the Saints’ defence and had several shots on target, two of found the net. A superb performance.

Forwards

Ayman Ben Mohamed (Longford Town) – The striker was lively for the home side and had two good chances to score but fired narrowly wide before Limerick goalkeeper Tommy Holland kept him at bay.

Jason Byrne (Bohemians) – Byrne started at home to Bray Wanderers and put in a solid shift. So often the match-winner, however, the Gypsies striker was thwarted by Seagulls goalkeeper McGuinness in the 88th minute.

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