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Ireland under-21 Ross Tierney scoops Motherwell Player of the Month award

Ireland under-21 midfielder Ross Tierney has been named as Motherwell’s Player of the Month.

It has been a good few weeks for former Bohemians midfielder Ross Tierney.

The Ireland under-21 midfielder scored Motherwell’s opening goal against Rangers two weeks ago and followed it up with an action-packed display away to Dundee United.

Things got even better for the Dubliner today however, when he was named as Motherwell’s Player of the Month for his lively performances.

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Ross Tierney breaks into Motherwell side.

It hasn’t all been straight forward for Tierney since his move to Scotland.

The 21-year-old was a key man in Bohemians’ European qualification run last summer but has been in and out of the Motherwell eleven under manager Graham Alexander.

Despite starting strongly, Tierney has only made a total of twelve appearances since January – most of which have come off the bench.

It came as a surprise when he was selected to start against second placed Rangers at the end of April but he took his chance and is now reaping the rewards.

Tierney looks ahead to Ireland under-21 qualifiers

Tierney has been a crucial player for Jim Crawford’s Ireland under-21 team over the last twelve months and will have a big role to play in their upcoming Euro qualifiers against Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Italy.

The Ballymun native started and scored for Ireland in their outstanding away victory over Sweden in March and will be looking to repeat the trick in those three fixtures next month.

Ireland have never qualified for a European Championship in their under-21 history so perhaps, in the words of John O’Shea, a few victories could ‘ignite the flame’ for the nation.

Some more promising displays from young Tierney would help do just that.

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