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Cobh's Warren is Player of month

Updated: Thursday, 14 Jun 2007 17:00

Dave Warren pictured with his award today
Dave Warren pictured with his award today

Cobh Ramblers' Dave Warren has been named as the eircom/Soccer Writers' Association Player of the Month for October

Warren was sensational during October scoring nine goals in four matches, including six goals in an 8-1 victory over Monaghan United.

A new First Division record, Warren is only the third player to score six goals in one League match in the last 50 years.

Jonathan Speak (Derry City) and Brendan Bradley (Finn Harps) are the other two to have managed such an achievement, but Warren believes that he could have scored more and broken the overall League record held by Jimmy Munroe who scored seven goals for Cork against St James's Gate in 1931.

Warren was also on the score sheet against Galway United when he scored twice and Dundalk during October to bring his goal total for the season to ten as he easily made the switch from midfielder to centre forward under new Cobh boss Stephen Henderson. 

Born in Cork on February 28 1981, Warren took his first football steps with local club Mayfield United as a stylish central midfielder. He was quickly spotted and was part of the Republic of Ireland Under 16 squad that won the UEFA Under-16 Championships in 1998.

In 2000, he moved to Welsh side Wrexham but after two frustrating seasons during which he made just six League appearances for The Robins.

The financial troubles that beset the Football League meant that Warren was released by Wrexham in 2002 and he returned to his hometown club Cork City along with the likes of George O'Callaghan and John O'Flynn.

At Turner's Cross, Warren struggled for form moving on loan to Cobh last season. There he impressed under then-manager Dave Hill who made the move to St Colman's Park permanent last March.

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