Murray Named SWAI Player of the Month for October
Dundalk midfielder Sean Murray has been named as the SSE Airtricity SWAI Player of the Month for October.
The Lilywhites midfielder was a key player for Filippo Giovagnoli’s side during the period – scoring crucial goals in Europe and in the Premier Division.
Sean found the target in the Europa League play-off victory over KI Klaksvik and followed that up with another brilliant header against Molde on MD1 of the group stages in Tallaght.
The 27-year-old also got his name on the scoresheet during a 2-1 league win against Derry City at the Ryan McBride Brandywell.
This is the first time that the former Ireland U21 international has claimed the prize. He pipped runner-up Mark McGinley (Finn Harps) and third-placed Danny Grant (Bohemians) to the gong.
“I’ve only been nominated for this award once before, so it’s good to be recognised,” said Murray.
“It has been a tough year. We haven’t done as well as we had hoped in the league, but there is still a lot to play for so hopefully we can end it on a high.”
Dundalk finished third in the Premier Division table, and they face Bohemians in an FAI Cup quarter-final tie this Friday evening.
“Winning the FAI Cup would be massive for us to get the confidence up going into next year and also to show that we haven’t dropped off too much,” he added.
“In Europe, we’ve now played all the teams in our group once. We did really well against Molde and Rapid Vienna and it would be great if we could pick up some points against them.”