Players of The Month – April to August

Our Wehrly Bro Players of The Month awards for our Men’s and Women’s teams were announced today with seven players picking up awards for standout performances for The Bit O’ Red.

Our friends at Wehrly Bros Ltd on O’ Connell Street in Sligo once again sponsor each award and will present the winners with their trophies at The Showgrounds in the coming days.

For April, Aoife Brennan picked up the Women’s award for a crucial brace scored against Treaty United at The Showgrounds, a game Rovers won 3-1. Brennan struck two fantastic free kicks in the first half to seal the points.

David Cawley won the award for our Men’s team after some brilliant displays, most notably against Drogheda United where he scored two goals in the opening three minutes in a 3-2 win. Cawley also assisted Jordan Hamilton to head home the equaliser against Shamrock Rovers in a 1-1 draw at The Showgrounds.

In May, Emma Doherty picked up the award after scoring in three out of four games across the month. Her first minute goal against Cork City at home sent Rovers on their way to a 2-0 win. She also scored away to DLR Waves and at home to Galway.

Aidan Keena scored two goals after returning from a lengthy lay off through injury, first a powerful strike in Tallaght against Shamrock Rovers followed by a beautiful curling effort against St Patrick’s Athletic at The Petstop End at The Showgrounds.

June saw Shane Blaney pick up the Men’s award after two solid defensive performances against Finn Harps and Drogheda United, earning Rovers four points over the two games and two clean sheets.

Amy Mahon picked up the Women’s award after her heroic penalty save against Wexford Youths in stoppage time to maintain Rovers’ 1-0 lead and earn a huge three points for her side. She also pulled off a number of key saves in the game.

Finally, July’s awards went to Gemma McGuinness for our Women’s team after scoring a goal in each of our four games over the month against Bohs, Galway, Athlone Town and Shelbourne, the latter bringing Rovers back into the game just before half time after falling 2-0 behind early on. This stemmed a fantastic comeback by Rovers, eventually winning 3-2.

Aidan Keena earned his award for July by scoring two goals against Shelbourne in the league at The Showgrounds just days before scoring away to Bala Town in The Europa Conference League First Leg and then scoring a penalty in the all important shoot-out to progress through the tie. Keena once again scored in a vital win away to Motherwell at Fir Park and wrapped up his scoring for the month with a penalty in the defeat to Wexford FC in The FAI Cup.

Wehrly Bros are huge supporters of the club and we wish to thank Richard and all the team for getting behind the club each year.