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Saturday 27 December 2014

Vote for the Championship 1 Player of the Month - January

Michael Dougherty - Harland & Wolff Welders
Michael Dougherty - Harland & Wolff Welders
Dougherty helped keep Ards at bay, during The Welders 2-2 draw with Niall Currie's side at Tillysburn last Saturday. Goalkeeper Dougherty made two good saves from Darren Nixon's headers early on in the game before restricting Ards to two goals in the second half, when they were going for the full three points.
Marty Havern - Newry City
Newry City were heading for an embarrassing home defeat to relegation battlers Glebe Rangers last Saturday, until City's Marty Havern weighed in with a crucial equaliser as the game headed towards the full time whistle. Havern's goal kept Pat McGibbon's side in the title race, keeping Ballinamallard's lead down to eight points.
David Henry - Larne
The return of former Linfield goalkeeper David Henry to Irish League football was one of the surprise stories of the Championship in 2011, but goalkeeper Henry has proved that he is more than just a makeshift option. Henry continued his good form in 2012 with an excellent performance at Clandeboye Park, that helped Paul Millar's men secure a 1-1 draw, despite a second half onslaught from the Seasiders.
Darren McCauley (right) - Institutue
It's never easy to fit into a team quickly, but Institute's loan star Darren McCauley had no problems settling in to his new club. The man who joined on loan from Coleraine a week before his début fired Stute in front at Ferney Park, when the midfielder headed home a Mark Kelly corner.
Barry Tumilty (right) - Banbridge Town
There aren't too many players in the Belfast Telegraph Championship 1 with more experience than the well-travelled Barry Tumilty. The former Cliftonville and Portadown man returned to Banbridge Town in January and in his league début against Warrenpoint Town pulled the stings in midfield, guiding the Town to a much needed point.

With the Coca-Cola Intermediate Cup and JJB Sports Irish Cup both now in full-swing, there were only five Belfast Telegraph Championship 1 games in the whole of January.

However, The Park hasn't let that stop them from running a Fans Player of the Month poll for January, with five fine nominees in contention.

All five players put in excellent performances last Saturday and now you have the opportunity to reward your favourite by voting for them here.

Voting has now closed. The winner will be announced in The Park pull-out on Monday 13 February

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