Carrick Rangers defender Caolan Loughran collects the Belleek trophy from NIFWA Chairman Keith Bailie

NIFWA CHAMPIONSHIP PLAYER OF THE MONTH - FEBRUARY 2019

Carrick Rangers defender Caolan Loughran is February's NIFWA Championship Player of the Month.

The former Ballymena United man has helped Carrick to league wins over Harland & Wolff Welders, Ballinamallard United and Dundela. Loughran also bagged four goals in the month, helping Carrick into second place in the Championship.

Upon collecting the Belleek trophy, Loughran said, "It's a massive honour for me to be named Player of the Month, it certainly wasn't something I was expecting.

"I'm really enjoying my football with Carrick, this season. Obviously Larne have the title wrapped up, but we are well placed to make the play-offs. I think we're capable of giving anyone in the play-offs a game, but for now we just have to keep doing what we're doing."

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