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Dublin: 4°C Wednesday 14 April 2021

Here’s our SSE Airtricity League Premier Division Team of the Week

We pick out the star performers from the weekend’s round of top flight games.

Derry's Michael Duffy scored a hat-trick yesterday.
Derry's Michael Duffy scored a hat-trick yesterday.
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Micheal Schlingermann (Drogheda United) – A man-of-the-match display in which he produced an number of outstanding saves — one coming right at the end to deny Sheppard, and another couple throughout the game.


Anto Murphy (Bohemians) – Played arguably his best game of the season, defending well and a posing a real threat going forward. His throw-ins are as good as corners and he provided the crosses for both goals.

Sean Hoare (St Patrick’s Athletic) – Hoare was on the scoresheet for the Premier Division champions, heading home Conan Byrne’s corner, and produced a solid display at the back.

Ian Bermingham (St Patrick’s Athletic) -The Saints captain was excellent going forward and provided the assist for Chris Forrester’s goal.


Richie Towell (Dundalk) – The in-demand midfielder was a force throughout against Bray, with seemingly more license than ever to get beyond the front line and pose a threat to the Bray defence. Took his goal well and very inventive too.

Gavan Holohan (Drogheda United) - Scored the winner but, aside from his goal, he dropped into midfield nicely and kept the Rovers engine-room quiet  and alongside Brennan.

 Michael Duffy (Derry City) - Took all three goals well, even if one was a tap-in. Showed a lovely touch for the first to control the ball in his stride, and curled his third effortlessly into the far corner in the second half.

Kevin Devaney (Bohemians) – He has been excellent for Bohs over the last few weeks and again against Cork City, looked a real threat every time he got the ball with his Robben-like runs cutting in off the flank and to the end-line.


Kurtis Byrne (Dundalk) – A second man-of-the-match display in a week from the forward, either side of his goal against Hajduk Split in Croatia. At Oriel Park he scored twice, the second of which was a stunner, and had a hand in two other goals.

 Sean Maguire (Sligo Rovers) – Scored his first goal for Sligo Rovers and could have scored a couple of others. Had the Limerick defence under pressure throughout.

Rory Patterson (Derry City) – Scored two excellent goals, one in either half, but more importantly occupied both centre-halves throughout the game and showed the form that made him the league’s top goalscorer last term.

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