USL conveys best wishes to Peter Doherty ahead of FAI Awards   15/03/2017

The Ulster Senior League conveys our best wishes to Cockhill Celtic player Peter Doherty, who has been nominated for the Intermediate Player of the Year Award ahead of the ‘Three’ FAI International Football Awards on Sunday.

The awards are televised by RTE and are held at the RTE Studios.

Doherty is nominated for the Intermediate Player of the Year gong following his displays for the Ulster Senior League representative side at the Intermediate Interprovincials in Cork.

The Cockhill defender was named as the captain of the Ulster Senior League team and had a fine weekend in Cork where the USL side narrowly missed out on winning the Michael Ward Trophy. Doherty was named as the Watson Menswear Ulster Senior League Player of the Month for October following his display.

Wins over Leinster (3-1) and Connacht (2-0) gave the USL a real chance of winning the prize, but Peter Moran’s men had the Cup snatched from their grasp with a 2-0 defeat to hosts Munster on the final day.

Doherty is spearheading Cockhill’s march for another treble with the Charlie O’Donnell Sports Ground residents bidding for League, League Cup and Knockalla Caravans Senior Cup glory.

“The Ulster Senior League executive would like to wish Peter all the best for Sunday’s awards ceremony,” said USL Chairman Johnny McCafferty.

“Peter was a great ambassador for the Ulster Senior League during the interprovincials in Cork and his performances that weekend have deservedly led to this nomination.

“Everyone in the League, I’m sure, will be rooting for Peter on Sunday night.”