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St Patrick's Athletic midfielder Greg Bolger was excellent on Friday night.
St Patrick's Athletic midfielder Greg Bolger was excellent on Friday night.
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Here's our SSE Airtricity League Premier Division Team of the Week

We pick our stand-out performers from Week One of the new campaign.
Mar 10th 2014, 5:57 PM 2,706 6

Goalkeeper

Brendan Clarke (St Patrick’s Athletic) – Last season’s Goalkeeper of the Year was solid on the opening night.

Defence

Ryan McBride (Derry City) - A man-of-the-match performance for the Candystripes at Tallaght Stadium on Sunday.

Sam Oji (Limerick) - The Limerick centre half was rock solid throughout – ensuring neither Byrne nor Akinade had a sniff.

Alan Byrne (Athlone Town) – Made it difficult for Sligo Rovers, and was a rock at centre-back for Mick Cooke’s team.

Midfield

Daire Doyle (Drogheda United) – A sprightly debut for the close season signing from Bray. He was composed on the ball and offered a dangerous outlet from wide areas, especially in the second half. Made Drogheda’s second.

John Russell (Sligo Rovers) – The midfielder worked tirelessly throughout the game, tackled well and was involved in both goals.

Greg Bolger (St Patrick’s Athletic) – Ran the show from midfielder for the reigning champions.

Paddy Kavanagh (Bohemians) – Scored a wonderful and was an ever-present creative outlet for Bohs.

Jake Kelly (Bray Wanderers) – The lively natured winger made the first half his own, creating both stand out chances and keeping the Blues’ backline on their toes.

Forwards

Declan O’Brien (Drogheda United) – Just when you think the time has come for the veteran striker to take a back seat for the Drogs, he shows his renowned predatory instinct in front of goal. His brace here sealed the game.

Dinny Corcoran (Bohemians) – Started ahead of veteran Jason Byrne and found the back of the net.

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