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Premiership

DREAM SPANISH HOMES PLAYER OF THE MONTH - AUGUST 2022

15 Sep 2022
football
Ruth Gorman, Matthew Shevlin and Gerry Flynn

Coleraine striker Matthew Shevlin has been named Dream Spanish Homes Player of the Month for August.

The 23-year-old scored six goals in the first month of the season, finding the net against Portadown, Carrick Rangers and Glenavon.

Shevlin said: “I’m delighted with my start to the season, but more importantly the team has also made a good start. I think you can attribute it to our good pre-season. Oran Kearney ran us hard and I think that hard work has paid off.

“We’re right up there but other teams have also impressed. It’s a very competitive league where everyone can win on their day. We were confident going into the Glenavon game and ended up on the end of a heavy defeat, which proved how difficult this league is.

“I’d like to thank the Football Writers’ and their new sponsors Dream Spanish Homes for this award.”

Dream Spanish Homes is a property company run by ex-Coleraine and Cliftonville left-back Gerry Flynn that specialises in finding the ideal homes for those looking to relocate to Spain.

Gerry said: “We’re delighted to be the new sponsors of this prestigious award.

“I’m pleased that the first award went to a player from one of my old clubs. Matthew is a smashing young footballer with a real eye for goal.”

NIFWA Chair Ruth Gorman said: “We’re thrilled to have Dream Spanish Homes on board for the new season. The company has been a long-time supporter of our association, and with Gerry’s history in Irish League football, it’s a great match.”

Glentoran’s Aidan Wilson was runner-up while Crusaders star Paul Heatley was third.