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Larne's McDaid hails great year after Player of the Month prize

 

David McDaid
David McDaid

By Graham Luney

Larne striker David McDaid has been named NIFWA Championship Player of the Month for April.

McDaid's goals have proved vital for Larne this season as they secured promotion to the Premiership.

In April he added six goals to his tally as Larne celebrated their title success in style.

McDaid said: "It's been a great season for both myself personally and for the club.

"It's a really exciting thing to be part of and I'm just glad that I have been able to play my part.

"We know next season will be more difficult but we're confident in our ability to compete in the Premiership."

McDaid and his Larne team-mates Martin Donnelly and Ben Tilney have been nominated for Championship Player of the Year at the 2019 NI Football Awards.

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Meanwhile, Ards striker Michael McLellan has won April's NIFWA Goal of the Month prize.

McLellan scored a stunning 35-yard free-kick for Ards in a 1-0 win over Institute. The former Linfield forward also won the September Goal of the Month competition.

• Institute have announced that Sean Friars will join the club as assistant manager.

The former Liverpool youth player will leave his role as manager of Championship side Limavady United to join John Quigg's backroom staff at the Brandywell.

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