Letterkenny Rovers ace is Watson Menswear Player of the Month   03/10/2017

Sean McCarron has hit the ground running and is already targeting silverware with Letterkenny Rovers.

The Derryman already has five goals to his name this season, with a hat-tricks in Rovers’ Donegal News Ulster Senior League Cup win  over Bonagee United and a brace against Finn Harps Reserves.

Leonard Watson of Watson Menswear presents Sean McCarron with the September Player of the Month award. 

McCarron was named as the September winner of the Watson Menswear Ulster Senior League Player of the Month Award thanks to his deadly exploits in the early stages of his Rovers sojourn.

“I always want to start off on the front foot,” McCarron says.

“Getting a hat-trick in my first game settled the nerves a bit. 

“I’ve enjoyed it. With work commitments, I haven’t been able to train as much as I’d like to, but I’m getting back into the swing of things now again. 

“It was a great month. We’re undefeated so far and got a couple of good ones.

“Every striker loves scoring goals and I’m no different. That’s what I’m there to do.”

Rovers missed out on League honours last season by the skins of their teeth and Eamon McConigley has strengthened his arsenal significantly with the addition to his ranks of McCarron, who played previously in the USL with both Derry City Reserves and Kildrum Tigers.

McConigley was thrilled to capture a player of McCarron’s promise, noting: “Sean is a class player. He seemed to be enjoying himself out there and he scored fantastic goals. He wants to play and he wants to be with us, which is the main thing. I’m delighted that we have him.”

McCarron knows the League, its teams and its players well from his previous stints in its ranks.

He says: “I’ve played for a couple of teams in the USL. I like the League, it’s good and physical. I knew what I was coming into and it’s perfect to get me back at it again.”

McCarron played two seasons with Finn Harps in the League of Ireland and also featured for Institute and also spent some time at Cliftonville.

Having pitched up at Leckview Park this summer, McCarron wants to repay McConigley and Rovers - and the League title is in his 


“The League has to be the aim,” he says.

“Cockhill have won the last five but the (Rovers) boys were so close last season and everyone is hungry to go one better.

“We have a good squad, a big squad with plenty of options here. If someone is coming off and on, people will improve it. It’s healthy to have a squad like that.”

Rovers were Intermediate Cup finalists in 2015 and with this week’s second round draw giving them a home tie against Bonagee, they are dreaming of a run to the national stage again.

McCarron says: “We’d love to get a run in the Intermediate. The first thing every teams wants is a home draw so we’ve got that. Bonagee will be right up for that one too, especially after the last game we had with them.”

McCarron admits that he would like to return to senior football at some point and he did train with Finn Harps during the summer.

But, for now, Rovers and the Ulster Senior League have his mercurial talents and bagful of goals.

He says: “With work commitments, I work on Saturdays, it wasn’t an option really. I’ve been busy and my main aim personally is to get back into senior football. But, my number one now is Letterkenny Rovers and getting back to score some goals here again.”

He’s certainly started off on a good footing.