Player of the month for August - Sinéad Aherne



Independent/Lucozade Sport Player of the Month for August – Sinéad

The Irish Independent/Lucozade Sport Ladies Football player of
the Month award for August goes to Sinéad Aherne of Dublin.

Sinéad’s form in the forward line during Dublin’s TG4 Ladies Senior
Championship quarterfinal victory over Tyrone made her an obvious
choice for the August accolade. Full forward Aherne clocked up
five points against the Ulster side, to ensure Dublin’s place
in the semi-finals. However, despite scoring four points against
Galway on Sunday, she was powerless to stop the All-Ireland champions
comprehensively outplaying Dublin in the semi-final.

“I was pleased with my game and we played very well against
Tyrone and they were tough opponents,”
she said. “To get
to another semi-final was a big achievement for us and it showed
how we have gelled as a team.”

“We have a great bunch of players to choose from and players like
Louise Kidd and Avril Cluxton have done really well this year.
We’ve had some changes too and Niamh McEvoy has been doing really
well since she moved to midfield.”

Nineteen-year-old Sinéad is studying for a business degree in
Dublin, so she’s living in the family home in Malahide. Living
in Malahide means that Sinéad is near to her St. Sylvester’s club,
where she is enjoying new challenges at intermediate level.

“I’m still enjoying my club football and I could be training
every night if I wanted to. We won the Junior County Championship
last year and we’ve moved up to intermediate now so our aim is
to stay up this year,”
said Sinéad.

The Aherne family have a huge interest in the club’s success as
younger sister Fiona is also a footballer and plays on the club
team. Sinéad Aherne joins some of the best of Ladies Football
as she wins the Irish Independent/Lucozade Sport Award for August.

Previous recipients in 2005 include Monaghan’s Niamh Kindlon,
Aoibheann Daly from Galway, Longford’s Sharon Treacy, Cork star
Valerie Mulcahy, Wexford’s Leona Tector and fellow Dubliner Louise

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