This season has been a fantastic campaign to remember, from a exciting and close title race won by Barra, to a thrilling cup final won by North Uist, all the teams in the Uist and Barra League have contributed to a fascinating and captivating season of football.
Am Paipear would like to celebrate the best of the Uist and Barra League, and, as such, here are our nominations for the outstanding player of the year.
Uist and Barra Football Player of the Year
To honour the outstanding player in the league for the 2015 season
Nominations – Long list
Angus Campbell – Saints
The Saints captain has enjoyed another great season for his club with 16 goals in the league. His close control and ability to slow down the game to create attacks for his team, renders him one of the stand-out players in the league.
Joseph MacInnes – Saints
The young Saints forward has been a fantastic player for his side this season. His combination of energy, skill and workrate has made him one of the toughest players for opposition defences to face.
Harry Luney – Saints
The Saints midfielder has contributed well to his team this season as a composed and relaible presence in the side. His ability to combine defensive qualities, while also offering an attacking outlet for his team, means that he is a vital player for Saints.
Ally Downie – Saints
Quick, always keen to shoot, full of enthusiam, and with 15 goals in the league, the Saints forward has been an important player for his team this season.
James Davidson – Barra
The Barra Captain has led by example for the champions this season, with his hunger, committment and goals.
Craig Ferguson – Barra
A mercurial talent, the young playmaker has been unplayable at times for the champions this season. His creativity and goals were key to Barra winning the championship.
Cailean MacArthur – Barra
A fine talent between the posts, the Barra stopper has made some fantastic saves this season to keep his team in games. The goalie’s efforts against Saints in the 3-1 win and in the penalty shoot-out in the Co-op Cup final against Point were match-winning saves.
Ewen Campbell – Barra
The energetic fullback has been a fantastic player both in defence and in attack, where he has played his part for the team from set pieces and crosses. His pace, discipline and consistency makes him a rightful contender for the player of the season.
Hector MacPhee – Benbecula
The Benbecula playmaker has been in scintillating form this season for his team. His assists and goals contributed greatly to Iain MacDonald’s team finishing in third place.
Keith MacDonald – North Uist United
A powerful and skillful midfielder who has been the stand-out player for his club this season. His determination, goals and desire to win, helped elevate his team close to finishing third.
Andrew MacIssac – Southend
The Southend striker’s goals and experience were key to keeping his side in touch with Benbecula in the race for third
Dominic MacAulay – Eriskay
The youngest player to be nominated, but a fantastic prospect. The attacking midfielder has a real talent for tying opposition defences in knots and has been a joy to watch despite his team’s struggles this season.
The top three will be announced online on Thursday 22nd October at 5.30pm
The winner will be announced in Am Pàipear on 29th October
The nominations for Young Player of the Year will be announced on Friday 16th October