League of Ireland Premier Division Player of the Month

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The League of Ireland Premier Division Player of the Month is awarded monthly to the best player in the League of Ireland Premier Division. The winners are selected by the Soccer Writers' Association of Ireland, commonly known as the SWAI.

Winners[edit]

1996–97[edit]

Month Nationality Player Team Position
August  Ireland Eoin Mullan Bohemians DF
September  Ireland Paul Doolin Bohemians MF
October  Ireland Terry Palmer UCD DF
November  Ireland Patsy Freyne Cork City MF
December  Northern Ireland Gary Beckett Derry City FW
January  Ireland Pat Morley Shelbourne FW
February  Ireland Tony Cousins Shamrock Rovers FW
March  Northern Ireland Paul Curran Derry City DF
April  Northern Ireland Peter Hutton Derry City DF

1997–98[edit]

Month Nationality Player Team Position
August  Ireland Dessie Baker Shelbourne FW
September  Ireland Pat Scully Shelbourne DF
October  Ireland Brian Byrne Dundalk MF
November  Ireland Colin Hawkins St Patrick's Athletic DF
December  Ireland Ollie Cahill Cork City MF
January  Ireland Matt Britton Shamrock Rovers MF
February  USA Nicky Brujos Sligo Rovers GK
March  Ireland Keith Doyle St Patrick's Athletic DF
April  Ireland Thomas Morgan St Patrick's Athletic MF

1998–99[edit]

Jason Byrne, four time Player of the Month, in September 1998, April 2004, October 2005 and May 2012.
Month Nationality Player Team Position
August  Ireland Derek Coughlan Cork City DF
September  Ireland Jason Byrne Bray Wanderers FW
October  Ireland Trevor Molloy St Patrick's Athletic FW
November  Ireland John Caulfield Cork City FW
December  Ireland Aidan Lynch UCD DF
January  Ireland Martin Russell St Patrick's Athletic MF
February  Ireland Richie Baker Shelbourne MF
March  Ireland Paul Coughlan Cobh Ramblers FW
April  Ireland Michael Devine Waterford United GK

1999–00[edit]

Ciarán Martyn, February 1999 Player of the Month.
Month Nationality Player Team Position
August  Ireland Shane Robinson Shamrock Rovers MF
September  Ireland Pat Fenlon Shelbourne MF
October  Ireland Pat Morley Cork City FW
November  Ireland Trevor Molloy St Patrick's Athletic FW
December  Wales Steve Williams Shelbourne GK
January  Ireland Michael Dempsey Bohemians GK
February  Ireland Ciarán Martyn UCD DF
March  Ireland Dessie Baker Shelbourne FW
April  Ireland Colm Tresson Bray Wanderers DF

2000–01[edit]

Month Nationality Player Team Position
August  England Kevin Hunt Bohemians MF
September  Ireland Glen Crowe Bohemians FW
October  Ireland Glen Crowe Bohemians FW
November  Ireland Stephen O'Brien Longford Town GK
December  Ireland Richie Baker Shelbourne MF
January  Ireland Paul Doolin Shelbourne MF
February  Ireland Liam Kelly St Patrick's Athletic FW
March N/A No Award N/A N/A
April  England Mark Rutherford Bohemians FW

2001–02[edit]

Charles Livingstone Mbabazi, Player of the Month for September 2001. He was the first African to win the award.
Month Nationality Player Team Position
August  Ireland Stephen O'Brien Longford Town GK
September  Uganda Charles Mbabazi Livingstone St Patrick's Athletic MF
October  Northern Ireland Darren Kelly Derry City DF
November  Ireland Ollie Cahill Cork City MF
December  Ireland Kevin Doherty Shelbourne DF
January  Ireland Billy Woods Shamrock Rovers MF
February  Ireland Ger McCarthy St Patrick's Athletic FW
March  Ireland Darragh Maguire St Patrick's Athletic DF

2002–03[edit]

George O'Callaghan, Player of the Month for the month of July 2002.
Month Nationality Player Team Position
July  Ireland John O'Flynn Cork City FW
August  Ireland George O'Callaghan Cork City FW
September  Barbados Eric Lavine Longford Town FW
October  Northern Ireland Eamon Doherty Derry City MF
November  Ireland Glen Crowe Bohemians FW
December  Ireland Barry Ryan UCD GK
January  England Kevin Hunt Bohemians MF

2003[edit]

Wes Hoolahan, Player of the month for July 2004.
Month Nationality Player Team Position
April  Ireland John O'Flynn Cork City FW
May  Wales Steve Williams Shelbourne GK
June  Ireland Tony Grant Shamrock Rovers FW
July  Ireland Colin Hawkins Bohemians DF
August  England Chris Adamson St Patrick's Athletic GK
September  Ireland Jason Byrne Shelbourne FW
October  Ireland Shane Barrett Longford Town FW
November  Wales Jamie Harris Shelbourne DF

2004[edit]

Kevin Doyle, November 2004's Player of the Month.
Month Nationality Player Team Position
April  Ireland Jason Byrne Shelbourne FW
May  Ireland Trevor Molloy Shamrock Rovers FW
June  Ireland Liam Kearney Cork City MF
July  Ireland Wes Hoolahan Shelbourne MF
August  Ireland Owen Heary Shelbourne DF
September  Ireland Daryl Murphy Waterford United FW
October  Ireland Dave Warren Cobh Ramblers FW
November  Ireland Kevin Doyle Cork City FW

2005[edit]

Month Nationality Player Team Position
March/April  Ireland Richie Baker Shelbourne MF
May  Ireland George O'Callaghan Cork City FW
July  Ireland Mark Farren Derry City FW
August  Ireland Liam Kearney Cork City MF
September  Northern Ireland Peter Hutton Derry City DF
October  Ireland Jason Byrne Shelbourne FW
November  Ireland Roy O'Donovan Cork City FW

2006[edit]

Tony McDonnell, receiving the award in March 2006.
Paddy McCourt, Player of the Month for June 2006.
Month Nationality Player Team Position
March  Ireland Tony McDonnell UCD DF
April  Ireland Glen Fitzpatrick Shelbourne FW
May  Ireland Graham Gartland Drogheda United DF
June  Northern Ireland Paddy McCourt Derry City MF
July  Ireland Dan Murray Cork City DF
August  Northern Ireland Kevin Deery Derry City MF
September  Ireland Joe Gamble Cork City MF
October  Ireland Owen Heary Shelbourne DF

2007[edit]

Month Nationality Player Team Position
March  Ireland Alan Kirby St Patrick's Athletic MF
April  Ireland Brian Shelley Drogheda United DF
May  Ireland Tadhg Purcell Shamrock Rovers FW
June  Ireland Derek Glynn Galway United FW
July  England Matthew Judge Sligo Rovers FW
August  Ireland Dave Mooney Longford Town FW
September  Ireland Guy Bates Drogheda United FW
October  Ireland Brian Shelley Drogheda United DF

2008[edit]

Month Nationality Player Team Position
March  Ireland Keith Fahey St Patrick's Athletic MF
April  Ireland Patrick Kavanagh Bray Wanderers MF
May  Ireland Killian Brennan Bohemians MF
June  Ireland Dave Mooney Cork City FW
July  Ireland Ollie Cahill Drogheda United MF
August  Ireland Mark Quigley St Patrick's Athletic FW
September  Ireland Gary Deegan Bohemians MF
October  Ireland Owen Heary Bohemians DF
November  Ireland Brian Murphy Bohemians GK

2009[edit]

Conan Byrne, the Player of the Month for November 2009.
David McMillan, three time Player of the Month, in May 2010, March 2015 and July 2016.
Month Nationality Player Team Position
March  Ireland Derek O'Brien Galway United MF
April  Scotland Gary Twigg Shamrock Rovers FW
May  Ireland Colin Healy Cork City MF
June  Ireland Raffaele Cretaro Sligo Rovers FW
July  Ireland Declan O'Brien St Patrick's Athletic FW
August  Ireland Brian Shelley Bohemians DF
September  Scotland Gary Twigg Shamrock Rovers FW
October  Ireland Raffaele Cretaro Sligo Rovers FW
November  Ireland Conan Byrne Sporting Fingal MF

2010[edit]

Joseph Ndo, the Player of the Month for September 2011.
Month Nationality Player Team Position
March  Ireland Conor Kenna St Patrick's Athletic DF
April  Ireland Karl Sheppard Galway United FW
May  Ireland David McMillan UCD FW
June  Ireland Paddy Madden Bohemians FW
July  Ireland Dave Mulcahy St Patrick's Athletic MF
August  Ireland Aidan Price Shamrock Rovers DF
September  Ireland Jake Kelly Bray Wanderers FW
October  Ireland Richie Ryan Sligo Rovers MF
November  Ireland Ciaran Kelly Sligo Rovers GK

2011[edit]

Month Nationality Player Team Position
March  Ireland Mark Quigley Dundalk FW
April  Ireland Gary Dempsey Bray Wanderers MF
May  Ireland Eoin Doyle Sligo Rovers FW
June  England Danny North St Patrick's Athletic FW
July  Ireland Conor McCormack Shamrock Rovers MF
August  Ireland Patrick Sullivan Shamrock Rovers DF
September  Cameroon Joseph Ndo Sligo Rovers MF
October  Ireland Karl Sheppard Shamrock Rovers FW
November  Ireland Stephen Paisley Shelbourne DF

2012[edit]

Chris Forrester, three-time winner of Player of the Month, in April 2012, April 2014 and June 2015.
Month Nationality Player Team Position
March  Scotland Gary Twigg Shamrock Rovers FW
April  Ireland Chris Forrester St Patrick's Athletic MF
May  Ireland Jason Byrne Bray Wanderers FW
June  England Danny North Sligo Rovers FW
July  Ireland Christy Fagan St Patrick's Athletic FW
August  Ireland Mark Quigley Sligo Rovers FW
September  Ireland Jason McGuinness Sligo Rovers DF
October  Scotland Gary Twigg Shamrock Rovers FW
November  Northern Ireland Rory Patterson Derry City FW

2013[edit]

Richie Towell, five time Player of the Month, in August 2013, July 2014 and April, September & November 2015.
Month Nationality Player Team Position
March  England Anthony Elding Sligo Rovers FW
April  Ireland Barry McNamee Derry City MF
May  Ireland Killian Brennan St Patrick's Athletic MF
June  Ireland Jason Byrne Bray Wanderers FW
July  Ireland Patrick Hoban Dundalk FW
August  Ireland Richie Towell Dundalk MF
September  Ireland Anthony Flood St Patrick's Athletic FW
October  Ireland Ciarán Kilduff Cork City FW
November  England Danny North Sligo Rovers FW

2014[edit]

Daryl Horgan, Player of the Month, in May 2014, 2015 & 2016 and September 2016.
Month Nationality Player Team Position
March  Ireland Gary O'Neill Drogheda United FW
April  Ireland Chris Forrester St Patrick's Athletic MF
May  Ireland Daryl Horgan Dundalk MF
June  Ireland Mark O'Sullivan Cork City FW
July  Ireland Richie Towell Dundalk MF
August  Ireland Rory Gaffney Limerick FW
September  Ireland Dane Massey Dundalk DF
October  Ireland Patrick Hoban Dundalk FW
November  Ireland Christy Fagan St Patrick's Athletic FW

2015[edit]

Robbie Benson, Player of the Month for August 2016.
Month Nationality Player Team Position
March  Ireland David McMillan Dundalk FW
April  Ireland Richie Towell Dundalk MF
May  Ireland Daryl Horgan Dundalk MF
June  Ireland Chris Forrester St Patrick's Athletic MF
July  Ireland Ryan Swan UCD FW
August  Ireland Vinny Faherty Limerick FW
September  Ireland Richie Towell Dundalk MF
October  Ireland Ian Turner Limerick MF
November  Ireland Richie Towell Dundalk MF

2016[edit]

Alan Bennett, Player of the Month for November 2016 and October 2017.
Month Nationality Player Team Position
March  Ireland Christy Fagan St Patrick's Athletic FW
April  Ireland Ronan Finn Dundalk MF
May  Ireland Daryl Horgan Dundalk MF
June  Ireland Greg Bolger Cork City MF
July  Ireland David McMillan Dundalk FW
August  Ireland Robbie Benson Dundalk MF
September  Ireland Daryl Horgan Dundalk MF
October  Ireland Chris Shields Dundalk MF
November  Ireland Alan Bennett Cork City DF

2017[edit]

Ronan Murray, Player of the Month for August 2017.
Month Nationality Player Team Position
March  Ireland Sean Maguire Cork City FW
April  Ireland Conor McCormack Cork City MF
May  Ireland Ryan Delaney Cork City DF
June  Northern Ireland Patrick McEleney Dundalk MF
July  Ireland Fuad Sule Bohemians MF
August  Ireland Ronan Murray Galway United FW
September  Ireland Brandon Miele Shamrock Rovers MF
October  Ireland Alan Bennett Cork City DF
November  Ireland Mark McNulty Cork City GK

2018[edit]

Month Nationality Player Team Position
February  Ireland Graham Cummins Cork City FW

Multiple winners[edit]

The below table lists those who have won on more than one occasion since 2006.

* Indicates current League of Ireland Premier Division player
Italics Indicates players still playing professional football
Rank Player Wins
1st Richie Towell 5
2nd Daryl Horgan 4
Gary Twigg
Jason Byrne
3rd David McMillan 3
Christy Fagan*
Chris Forrester
Danny North
Brian Shelley
Trevor Molloy
4th Alan Bennett* 2
Conor McCormack*
Patrick Hoban*
Killian Brennan*
Mark Quigley
Karl Sheppard*
Raffaele Cretaro*
Owen Heary
Dave Mooney
Peter Hutton
John O'Flynn

Awards won by position[edit]

As of 22 March 2018 (From August 1996)

Position Wins
Forward 78
Midfielder 63
Defender 34
Goalkeeper 12

Awards won by nationality[edit]

As of 22 March 2018 (From August 1996)

Country Wins
 Ireland 156
 Northern Ireland 10
 England 9
 Scotland 4
 Wales 3
 Cameroon 1
 Barbados 1
 Uganda 1
 United States 1

Awards won by club[edit]

As of 22 March 2018

Club Wins
Bohemians 44
St Patrick's Athletic 41
Cork City 39
Dundalk 39
Shamrock Rovers 35
Shelbourne 32
Sligo Rovers 23
Derry City 23
Waterford United 15
Limerick 13
Drogheda United 13
Galway United 11
Finn Harps 10
UCD 8
Bray Wanderers 8
Athlone Town 8
Cork Celtic 6
Longford Town 5
Cobh Ramblers 4
Home Farm 4
Cork Hibernians 4
Cork Alberts 2
Sporting Fingal 1
Ashtownvilla 1
Kilkenny City 1
Thurles Town 1

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