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Ireland U21 midfielder Sadlier named in our League of Ireland Team of the Week

Two goals for Sligo Rovers means Kieran Sadlier makes the latest selection.

Kieran Sadlier (centre) was brilliant for Sligo (file photo).
Kieran Sadlier (centre) was brilliant for Sligo (file photo).
Image: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Goalkeeper

Paul Skinner (Longford Town) – On the losing side on Sunday but the scoreline would have been considerably higher had it not been for a number of excellent saves.

Defenders

Kevin O’Connor (Cork City) – The young full-back attacked down the flanks and sent several inviting crosses into the box. Mark O’Sullivan nearly scored from his free-kick delivery, and he was also involved in Stephen Dooley’s goal.

Ryan McBride (Derry City) – Passed a late fitness test to line out against Bray and led by example as the Candystripes picked up a clean sheet and three points.

Ciaran Coll (Finn Harps) - Good defensively and got forward to support his Harps team-mates as often as possible in the 1-1 draw with Shamrock Rovers.

Midfield

Patrick McEleney (Dundalk) - Lilywhites midfielder McEleney popped up with the winning goal in injury-time against Wexford Youths.

Kieran Sadlier (Sligo Rovers) – The 21-year-old was the difference on the day. His two goals separated the sides, and he took them well when chances were being missed all around him.

John Russell (Sligo Rovers) – The former Galway United midfielder continues to be a thorn in their side every time he returns to Eamonn Deacy Park. Another composed display from midfield, he spread the ball well and was the chief orchestrator from the Sligo midfield.

Daryl Horgan (Dundalk) – Once again, Dundalk’s spark and inspiration came from their wing wizard. He scored his third goal of the month to equalise for the champions in the first half and could have had two more had it not been for some errant finishing.

Forwards

Ismahil Akinade (Bohemians) – Akinade has had a slow start to the season but looks to be gradually picking up form as he played a part in four of Bohs goals and tormented Sean Hoare, who was eventually sent off for dragging him down.

Sean Maguire (Cork City) – Up against a five-man defence, the Ireland U21 international scored one and set up Dooley in the Leesider’s win over Longford.

Paul Murphy (Wexford Youths) – The 25-year-old’s goal was a superb long range effort, while his bustling centre forward play caused problems all afternoon.

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