July’s Player of the Month award goes to Bohemians Dawson Devoy
Bohemians midfielder Dawson Devoy has been named SSE Airtricity / Soccer Writers Ireland Player of the Month for July. The talented teenager showed maturity beyond his years with a string of excellent performances, both at home and in Europe.
The 19-year-old Dubliner scored away to Icelandic side Stjarnan in the Europa Conference League before brilliantly creating the opening goal in the second leg.
“It feels really good to win SSE Airtricity / Soccer Writers Ireland Player of the Month,” he said.
“It’s nice to be recognised, but the main thing is helping the team. When the team is playing well, it’s much easier as a player to play well.
“Keith [Long] has been really good with the team this year, and with me personally. He puts his faith in the youth players and when you perform you get rewarded.”
The latest chapter in Bohs’ European adventure saw them claim an unlikely 2-1 victory over Greek giants PAOK in Dublin last week, and they will be hoping to see the tie out on Thursday.
“Playing at the Aviva Stadium was a standout moment,” Devoy adds. “It was unbelievable.
“All the lads have been saying it’s special to be back playing in front of the Bohs fans, who have been amazing.
“PAOK are a good side and they will be expected to go through. It will be tough conditions but we’re all really excited for it.”
Devoy’s team-mate Georgie Kelly finished second in the voting, while Dundalk striker David McMillan came third.
Congratulating Devoy on his first Player of the Month award Leanne Sheill, Marketing Manager at SSE Airtricity, said; “It’s been amazing to see Dawson put in such strong performances recently and we are looking forward to watching what the future holds for such a promising young player”.
She added “As proud sponsor of the league this season, we’re thrilled to see the return of spectators in recent weeks and are looking ahead to what’s sure to be a very exciting end to the season”.