Kenny Shiels, Derry City first team manager, presents Cathal Farren with his Watson Menswear Ulster Senior League Player of the Month Award. Also included is Derry City Reserves manager Hugh Harkin.
Cathal Farren of Derry City Reserves has been named as the first Watson Menswear Ulster Senior League Player of the Month.
The 18-year-old Carndonagh picked up the award for September and the striker says he’s enjoying life in the Candystripes.
Farren bagged four goals against Bonagee United in a 5-1 win in the Donegal News League Cup and already has nine goals to his name this season.
“When you get a call up to this team, you want to prove yourself and just play,” Farren said.
“It’s always nice to get a few goals.
“It gets you really up for it to get to play for the reserves. They could play first team players, but they stick with the young players and show their faith.
“It gets us ready for the next stage.”
Farren hit a hat-trick on Monday night as Derry City Reserves beat Finn Harps Reserves 3-1 in Ballybofey to move to the top of the USL goalscorers list.
In the first month of the season, Farren lit the touchpaper and is the recipient of the first Player of the Month award, sponsored by Leonard Watson of Watson Menswear, Main Street, Letterkenny.