Dundalk FC's Chris Shields holds the SSE Airtricity League Player of the Year award at tonight's ceremony in Dublin. (Pic: Seb Daly/Sportsfile)
Dundalk FC midfielder Chris Shields held off team-mates Michael Duffy and Patrick Hoban to land the SSE Airtricity League Player of the Year award at tonight's FAI awards.
The tough-tackling No.5 impressed as the Lilywhites captured the league and FAI Cup double last term and won a place in the PFAI Team of the Season as a consequence.
Duffy landed the PFAI Player of the Year gong at their pre-Christmas presentation ceremony, pipping both Shields and Hoban to that particular accolade.
Shane Duffy, Richard Dunne and Ronan Curtis were others to be honoured on the night.