NIFWA Chairman Keith Bailie with Institute goalkeeper Marty Gallagher

NIFWA CHAMPIONSHIP PLAYER OF THE MONTH - JANUARY 2018

INSTITUTE goalkeeper Marty Gallagher has been named Championship Player of the Month for January.

Gallagher kept clean sheets against Knockbreda, PSNI and Newry City as Institute extended their lead at the top of the division. The shot-stopper also saved a penalty against Newry.

Upon collecting the Belleek award, Gallagher said, "It's a great honour for me to lift this trophy.

"As a goalkeeper, you don't expect to win many individual awards, so this means a lot.

"I have to thank my teammates because a goalkeeper cannot keep a clean sheet without help from his defence.

"We're in a strong position at the top of the league, but there is still a long way to go."

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