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Dundalk's title-winning captain leads our League of Ireland Team of the Week

Stephen O’Donnell is one of three Lilywhites players in our latest selection.

Dundalk skipper Stephen O'Donnell.
Dundalk skipper Stephen O'Donnell.
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Goalkeeper

Ger Doherty (Derry City) – Derry’s number one kept them in the game by denying Paul Murphy and Danny Furlong on the way to a 2-1 win.

Defenders

Ethan Boyle (Finn Harps) – Defended well for Harps and won his side the penalty which won the game with a mazy run in the second half.

Brian Gartland (Dundalk) – The Lilywhites defender latched onto the end of Robbie Benson’s free-kick to head in a fourth for the champions away to St Pat’s.

Colm Horgan (Galway United) – Marshalled the Galway backline excellently as they picked up a a clean sheet at home to Bohemians.

Midfield

Daryl Horgan (Dundalk) – The winger’s pace and trickery down the Dundalk left caused problems all night as he got an assist and then deservedly got on the score sheet with an accomplished strike to ensure victory for his side.

Ryan Brennan (Bray Wanderers) – His goal set the Seagulls on the way to victory. He might owe a small bit of gratitude to the goalkeeper but it was his reward for his constant probing runs into the attacking third.

Stephen O’Donnell (Dundalk) –  Aside from coolly slotting in the opening goal, the Dundalk captain controlled the tempo of the game and set the tone for their win in Inchicore with incisive passing into the final third.

Ayman Ben Mohamed (Bohemians) - He may have been on the losing side but the former UCD and Longford Town man was Bohs’ best player on the night and was unlucky not to get himself on the scoresheet.

Forwards

Andrew Lewis (Bray Wanderers) – The 20-year old has really thrived as part of a front two and on Saturday he registered a goal and an assist. Teed up the opener for Ryan Brennan, then he rammed home the fourth as he reacted fasted to a ball dropping in the penalty area.

Rory Patterson (Derry City) – Once against vital for the Candystripes as he snatched victory over Wexford Youths deep into injury time by heading home his fourth goal of the season.

Vinny Faherty (Galway United) – The Tribesmen are up to third in the league thanks to a decisive goal from striker Faherty, who beat Dean Delany on 78 minutes.

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