St Patrick’s Athletic midfielder Killian Brennan has been named Airtricity/Soccer Writers Association of Ireland Player of the Month for May.

It crowns a memorable month for his club, as the Inchicore outfit enjoyed a SWAI one-two-three.

Brennan pipped St Patrick's Athletic team-mate Christy Fagan, who came second, while Saint John Russell was third.

Brennan began the month in his native Drogheda with a controversial stoppage time spot-kick to see off Drogheda United.

That result followed on from another win away from home, at the very start of May against Cork City at Turners Cross.

After that Brennan bagged another penalty in a win, and against another old club, at Bohemians towards the end of the month, and he then struck in a convincing win over UCD.

Brennan played no small part in Pat’s six match unbeaten run which saw them win five times and draw just once against his previous club Shamrock Rovers.

He said: “I’ve felt as if I’ve been playing well. While chipping in with a few goals is always nice, our performances have been good and as a team we are flying at the moment.

“It’s a great award to win as they don’t come too easy. As well as we have played this season, I feel there would have been a number of my team-mates in the running for this award alongside me.”

It’s exactly five years since Brennan bagged a SWAI Player of the Month Award, in May 2008.

The Gypsies went on to land the title that same season.

“Five years is a long time to wait to win this award again, but it just goes to show how hard it is to win. This year we have a great bunch of lads who are willing to train hard every day to try and achieve our goals.

“That goal right now is to win every game we can and try and stay in the mix until the end of the season, confidence all around the club is high at the moment so long may that continue.”

After Friday’s trip to his home county and Dundalk, Brennan can enjoy a two week break before Bray Wanderers travel to face the league-leaders.