Vote for the Extratime.ie Player of the Month for May 2017!

Tue, Jun 06 2017

Ruud Gullit holds the English Premier League trophy. Credit: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

It's time to choose extratime.ie's Player of the Month for May and this month we want you to help us choose the top performers from the Premier and First Divisions.


May brought with it plenty of drama across the whole league as Cork City run away with the Premier Division while Waterford, Cobh Ramblers and UCD battle at the top of the second tier.


We've selected four players from both the Premier Division and First Division that have stood out above the others on our travels around the country.


In the Premier Division, our four choices more or less pick themselves.


Cork defender Ryan Delaney stood out at both ends of the pitch, scoring twice to turn the game against Shamrock Rovers and conceding just three times in five games.


Rovers winger Trevor Clarke opened the scoring in that game, having also scored in the 2-0 win over Bohemians, as he begins to realise the potential he's shown in Tallaght.


Bohs striker Dinny Corcoran may have missed half the month with injury but he's shown Keith Long what he's been missing with four goals in four games, including two in a 2-1 win over Bray.


And Aaron McEneff has been an integral part of Derry City's quiet resurgence. He scored three times, including a brace in the 3-1 win over Rovers, as the Candystripes are now unbeaten in ten.




In the First Division, we've been forced to make some tough decisions between attack and defence and Waterford and Cobh conceded just two goals between them in May.


So we've gone for Cobh's talismanic keeper Paul Hunt, who since the 2-1 defeat to Athlone has kept four clean sheets as the Rams remain just one point off the top.


Until their 6-1 drubbing of Athlone last week, Waterford had been eking out narrow victories, and two of those three came as a result of midfielder Derek Daly's goals.


Matthew Whelan has also been a consistent matchwinner for Cobh Ramblers, scoring the first goal in back-to-back wins over Cabinteely and UCD.


Georgie Kelly has been the league's most prolific marksman this season and he scored twice during May, including this outstanding opener in the 2-0 win over Wexford.