Player of the Month awards at the Irish FA JD Academy in collaboration with UEFA are a way of recognising and rewarding an individual player's progression, attitude and application in their football development.
Here's a look at the participants who have caught the eye of the coaching team.
Being Player of the Month is an important reward in the development pathway of a young player and recognises the player who showed the best attitude all-round in balancing all aspects of Academy life including Football, School and Education during this period
Olivier Doglia, Senior Player Development Expert, UEFA
April 2023 - Josh Gracey
March 2023 - Callum Burnside
February 2023 - Leon Barr
January 2023 - Conor McVeigh
December 2022 - Dara McAuley
November 2022 - Braiden Graham
October 2022 - Troy Savage
September 2022 - Noah McDonnell
June 2022 - Ryan Donnelly
School: Hazelwood Integrated College
From: Keady, County Armagh,
Position: Centre midfield
Club: Dungannon Swifts
What’s your sporting highlight? Playing for Northern Ireland U19s against Malta.
Who Is your sporting hero? Steven Gerrard because I love the way he strikes the ball.
Best team you have ever played against: Benfica they just passed the ball around with one or two touches.
Best goal you have ever scored: vs Cliftonville, I received the ball off the CB and linked up 4 times throughout the pitch. I then hit it from 40 yards and it went into the top corner.