Coughlan named Player of the Month

Limerick native Ronan Coughlan of Waterford with his SSE Airtricity / SWI Player of the Month Award for November 2023 at the FAI Headquarters in Abbotstown, Dublin. Photo: Ben McShane.

LIMERICK’S Ronan Coughlan (ex-Mungret Regional) has been named the SSE Airtricity/Soccer Writers Ireland Player of the Month for November after helping Waterford secure promotion to the Premier Division.

Coughlan, 27, scored a penalty in the Blues promotion/relegation playoff against Cork City, a match that ensured top flight football would be at back at the RSC in 2024.

It was the final strike of a stellar season for Coughlan, who scored an extraordinary 37-goals in league and cup action.

“It was a seriously successful season for myself, as an individual. Ultimately, that’s all well and good but you want to win something and achieve something at whatever club you go to. That was my main objective when I came to the club, to get the promotion,” said Coughlan.