Three Dundalk players make the PFAI Team of Year with two up for awards

Three Dundalk players make the PFAI Team of Year with two up for awards
Dundalk players Andy Boyle, Patrick Hoban and Richie Towell have been recognised for their performances this season by being named in the PFAI Premier Division Team of the Year for 2013.

Dundalk players Andy Boyle, Patrick Hoban and Richie Towell have been recognised for their performances this season by being named in the PFAI Premier Division Team of the Year for 2013.

The team, which is selected by players who play in the Airtricity League Premier Division, is made up of three Dundalk players, six from champions St Patrick’s Athletic and a sole representative from Cork City (Daryl Horgan) and Derry City (Rory Patterson).

In addition to being named in the Team of the Year, Towell and Hoban have also been nominated in both the PFAI Player of the Year and PFAI Young Player of the Year categories.

Both players have already picked up SWAI Player of the Month awards this season and they have been shortlisted with Pat’s duo Killian Brennan and Greg Bolger for the Player of the Year award and Cork City’s Horgan for the Young Player of the Year award.

No Dundalk player has ever won the PFAI Player of the Year award with Tony Cousins (1990) and Richie Purdy (1993) the only winners of the Young Player of the Year trophy.

The winners will be announced at the PFAI awards which will take place on Friday November 8 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Dublin.

PFAI Player of the Year nominees

Greg Bolger, Killian Brennan (St Patrick’s Athletic); Patrick Hoban, Richie Towell (Dundalk).

Young Player of the Year nominees

Patrick Hoban, Richie Towell (Dundalk), Daryl Horgan (Cork City).

Premier Division Team of the Year

Brendan Clarke (St Patrick’s Athletic); Ger O’Brien (St Patrick’s Athletic); Kenny Browne (St Patrick’s Athletic); Andy Boyle (Dundalk); Ian Bermingham (St Patrick’s Athletic); Killian Brennan (St Patrick’s Athletic); Greg Bolger (St Patrick’s Athletic); Daryl Horgan (Cork City); Richie Towell (Dundalk); Patrick Hoban (Dundalk); Rory Patterson (Derry City).