This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
Dublin: 2 °C Sunday 24 February, 2019

Dundalk striker's stellar form sees him land LOI Player of the Month award

Patrick Hoban impressed throughout June for the league leaders.

SSE Airtricity/SWAI Player of the Month June SSE Airtricity League/SWAI POTM for June: Patrick Hoban. Source: Oliver McVeigh/SPORTSFILE

DUNDALK STRIKER PATRICK Hoban has been rewarded for his recent form with the SSE Airtricity League/Soccer Writer’s Association of Ireland (SWAI) Player of the Month for June.

The 26-year-old hit five goals last month for the Lilywhites, who sit top of the league. That brings Hoban’s tally to 21 in 25 outings as he holds the title of top scorer in the Premier Division.

The Galway native has impressed since returning from England last November for a second spell at Oriel Park. In his first installment, he finished joint-top of the League of Ireland goalscoring charts in 2014 and was key as Dundalk won the Premier Division.

And so far, so good this season for Hoban, it’s going to plan.

He beat team-mate Robbie Benson and Cork’s Kieran Sadlier to the Player of the Month award this time around, after last winning it in October 2014.

Patrick Hoban celebrates scoring Hoban celebrates slotting a goal last month. Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

“It’s great,” he said. “The gaffer [Stephen Kenny] told me on Sunday, and it’s a good feeling to win one.

“I didn’t expect to have as many goals at this time in the season, especially as I didn’t get a pre-season into me [due to injury].

“Personally, it means that you’re doing something right but it also shows the whole team are working well together.

“We’re scoring goals and and winning football matches, and that comes from the team around you.”

The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us!

Limerick banned from signing players as unpaid wages set to be paid

‘I’ve been a prisoner of my own challenge’ – Wenger concedes 22 years at Arsenal was a mistake

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article

About the author:

Emma Duffy

Read next:


This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
write a comment

    Leave a commentcancel