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The agony and the ecstasy! 12 pics that sum up the League of Ireland season

The 2016 campaign had it all.

President Michael D Higgins was a regular at several grounds

Michael D Higgins With his programme at Eamonn Deacy Park. Source: Tommy Dickson/INPHO

There was blood, sweat and tears spilled…

Mickey Funston dejected as he is taken off due to a blood injury Mickey Funston of Finn Harps is taken off due to a blood injury. Source: Tommy Dickson/INPHO

And tempers boiled over at times

Tempers flare The Shamrock Rovers and Bohemians players square up at Tallaght Stadium. Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

The Bohs players stand for a minute’s silence to mark the death of Des Kelly

Bohs' stand for a minutes silence for Des Kelly Players line up at Dalymount Park. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

At Oriel Park, the country’s top two clubs clashed

A view of Oriel Park, Dundalk Dundalk fans let off flares. Source: James Crombie/INPHO

The Dab made its way to the SSE Airtricity League… for better of for worse

Dylan Connolly celebrates after the game Dylan Connolly of Bray Wanderers. Source: Tommy Dickson/INPHO

It was three-in-a-row for Dundalk

Stephen O'Donnell lifts the SSE Airtricity league trophy Stephen O'Donnell holds up the Premier Division trophy. Source: Lorraine O'Sullivan/INPHO

But Cork City got their hands on the FAI Cup for the first time in nine years

John Caulfield Manager John Caulfield lifts the trophy. Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Tony Cousins left Longford Town and they were subsequently relegated from the top flight

Tony Cousins Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Limerick wrapped up the First Division title in August

Limerick players celebrate their promotion to the first division The Limerick players celebrate at the Belfield Bowl. Source: Tom Beary/INPHO

Drogheda United won promotion back to the Premier Division via the play-offs

Aaron Ashe celebrates Drogheda's Aaron Ashe celebrates with fans. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Daryl Horgan and Andy Boyle were called up to Ireland’s senior squad for the World Cup qualifier away to Austria

Horgan Boyle  Ireland The lads pictured in their Ireland gear. Source: Twitter/FAI

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