Linfield forward Shayne Lavery has been named NIFWA Player of the Month for August.
The former Everton forward was the star of Linfield's incredible Europa League campaign, scoring a memorable solo goal against Qarabag at Windsor Park.
Lavery's sensational form earned him a call-up to Michael O'Neill's Northern Ireland squad for the upcoming games against Luxembourg and Germany.
The 20-year-old joined Linfield this summer after leaving Everton.
Speaking from the Northern Ireland training camp, Lavery said, "It's a fantastic honour to win this award in my first month in the Irish League. I'd like to thank the Football Writers' for picking me.
"It's been a great few weeks for me. I really enjoyed playing for Linfield in Europe and I think we're now well prepared for the league season.
"I see this award and the call-up to the Northern Ireland squad as a bonus.
"Hopefully I get the opportunity to play against Luxembourg and show Michael O'Neill what I am capable of. But it's all part of the learning experience for me."
NIFWA selected Crusaders defender Chris Hegarty as runner-up, while Dungannon Swifts man Seanan Clucas is third.
Meanwhile, Ballymena United defender Jonny Addis has bagged the first NIFWA Goal of the Month Award for the 2019/20 season.
Addis fought off stiff competition from the likes of Liam Bagnell, Shayne Lavery, Mark Randall and Jordan Stewart to win the August award.
The former Glentoran man scored a stunning 50-yard strike for Ballymena against Larne at Inver Park in a 4-2 win on August 17.