Conrad Logan will be honoured with the at the 2016 Donegal Sports Star Awards for his footballing achievements whilst at Hibs last season.
The ‘Polar Bear’ was a surprise signing by Alan Stubbs after first choice keeper Mark Oxley was booked in the Scottish Cup quarter final replay against Inverness Caledonian Thistle for time wasting after he lost a contact lens.
The yellow card meant that Oxley was suspended for the semi-final and Logan was chosen for the game against Dundee United at Hampden Park ahead of youngster Otso Virtanen.
The Irishman pulled off a string of impressive saves, including two penalties, in the semi-final to seal Hibs’ place in the final of the competition, and went on to play against Rangers in the final, helping secure the club’s first Scottish Cup win in 114 years.
After Neil Lennon replaced Alan Stubbs, Logan was told that he no longer featured in the club’s plans for the forthcoming season.
Logan told www.rochdaleafc.co.uk: “It’s an honour and privilege to win such a prestigious award – it means a lot.
“I really enjoyed my time at Hibs and I’ll always be grateful to the club for giving me the opportunity to play after returning from injury. Personally, the couple of months that I spent there really couldn’t have worked out any better.
“Winning the Scottish Cup was special. It was a fantastic occasion for everyone involved, particularly the fans, and it was amazing to be part of the side that won the competition for the first time in 114 years.”
The award ceremony will take place later this month.