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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 Tommy Dickson / INPHO With his programme at Eamonn Deacy Park. Tommy Dickson / INPHO / INPHO

There was blood, sweat and tears spilled…

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

And tempers boiled over at times

Tempers flare Donall Farmer / INPHO The Shamrock Rovers and Bohemians players square up at Tallaght Stadium. Donall Farmer / INPHO / 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 Ryan Byrne / INPHO Players line up at Dalymount Park. Ryan Byrne / INPHO / INPHO

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

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

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

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

It was three-in-a-row for Dundalk

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

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

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

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

Tony Cousins Donall Farmer / INPHO Donall Farmer / INPHO / INPHO

Limerick wrapped up the First Division title in August

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

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

Aaron Ashe celebrates Ryan Byrne / INPHO Drogheda's Aaron Ashe celebrates with fans. Ryan Byrne / INPHO / 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 Twitter / FAI The lads pictured in their Ireland gear. Twitter / FAI / FAI

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