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Do you agree with our SSE Airtricity League Team of the Week?

We pick the stand-out performances from Week 1 of the Premier Division.

Goalkeeper

Gary Rogers (Dundalk) – The Lilywhites goalkeeper may not have had a huge amount to do for the majority of the game but he proved his worth in the dying minutes with two excellent stops from Longford strikers David O’Sullivan and Gary Shaw.

Defence

Gavin Peers and Mark OÕSullivan Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Lorcan Fitzgerald (Bohemians) – Bohs defender Fitzgerald curled in a free-kick from 25 years to score Bohemians’ third against Limerick.

Sam Oji (Galway United) - Oji announced his arrival at Eamonn Deacy Park with Galway United’s first goal in top flight football since 2011. He was a rock at the back for Tommy Dunne’s side and made some crucial tackles and interceptions.

Gavin Peers (Sligo Rovers) – The Sligo Rovers stalwart did an excellent job of commanding the defence.

Luke Byrne (Shamrock Rovers) – A solid defensive display from the Hoops full-back.

Midfield

Daryl Horgan Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Daryl Horgan (Dundalk) – Made sure he was in the right place at the right time by busting a gut to get into the box and latch onto Ronan Finn’s cross to score the only goal of the game. Horgan was a threat from areas and create a couple of chances from set-pieces.

John Russell (Sligo Rovers) – The midfielder put in a stellar performance, and was at the centre of most of Sligo’s attacks.

James Chambers (St Patrick’s Athletic) – The Saints man set the tempo from the centre of the park alongside Greg Bolger.

Forwards

Danny North celebrates scoring the first goal of the game Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Patrick McEleney (Derry City) - McEleney was superb for Derry City particularly in the second half. He was at the centre of all their attacking threat and set up their crucial equalising goal.

Danny North (Shamrock Rovers) – Has a big job on his hands as the main striker for Rovers but began life in Tallaght well with the winning goal against his former club.

Daryl Kavanagh (Drogheda United) – On the scoresheet for the Drogs with a first half header to earn Johnny McDonnell’s men three points.

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