FINN Harps goalkeeper Mark Anthony McGinley has been nominated for the SSE Airtricity/SWAI Player of the Month award.
McGinley was instrumental as Harps preserved their top flight status.
In all for the 2019 season, the Ards native kept nine clean sheets in 19 appearances, including a shut-out in the second leg of the promotion-relegation play-off, when Harps defeated Drogheda United 2-0 after extra time.
McGinley was a late inclusion to the squad this year, but was superb once he got his place.
SSE Airtricity/SWAI Player of the Month – Nominees
Mark McGinley (Finn Harps): The goalkeeper put in some crucial performances in the final month of the regular season as well as starring in the play-offs to help Ollie Horgan’s side maintain Premier Division status.
Joey O’Brien (Shamrock Rovers): Found the net against UCD, played in two of the four games in which Rovers kept clean sheets before excelling in the FAI Cup final.
Roberto Lopes (Shamrock Rovers): Man of the match in the FAI Cup final as he finished the season with yet more commanding performances at the heart of the Hoops defence.
Chris Lyons (Drogheda United): The Drogs came up short against Harps in the play-off final but Lyons struck a winner in the first leg after also impressing with a goal and his all-round play in the semi-final against Cabinteely.
Ross Tierney (Bohemians): Progressed from Under-19 action in Europe against PAOK to impress in three league games as the club qualified for the Europa League.
Michael Duffy (Dundalk): Produced a stunning equaliser in the FAI Cup final, his second goal of the month, and put in a starring performance as Dundalk beat Linfield 6-0 in the second leg of the Unite the Union Champions Cup final.Tags: