Institute’s Shane McGinty is the Northern Ireland Football Writers’ Association Championship Player of the Month for February.

The ex-Coleraine man showed his goalscoring prowess with two hat-tricks in three games, helping his side advance past Bangor in the Intermediate Cup and extending their unbeaten league run to 5 matches with a 4-0 victory over Knockbreda.

On receiving his award McGinty paid tribute to his team-mates, “after a topsy turvy start to the season I think we’ve really turned a corner, our work rate has been great and we are really flying as a team.”