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PFAI awards for Dundalk and Cork City as Player of the Year winners are announced

To no great surprise, Dundalk boss Stephen Kenny also picked up the Manager of the Year award.

Daryl Horgan Dundalk's Daryl Horgan is the PFAI Player of the Year for 2016. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

DARYL HORGAN HAS capped the best season of his career so far by being named PFAI Player of the Year for 2016.

The Dundalk winger has been chosen by his fellow professionals as the League of Ireland’s top performer this year, having helped his side to their third consecutive Premier Division title, as well as a place in the group stages of the Europa League and another FAI Cup final meeting with Cork City next weekend.

At tonight’s awards ceremony at the Marker Hotel in Dublin, Dundalk boss Stephen Kenny was also recognised for his contribution to the Lilywhites’ outstanding season by being named Manager of the Year.

The Young Player of the Year award went to prolific striker Sean Maguire, who had a very impressive debut season with Cork City. Shane Duggan of Limerick won the First Division Player of the Year award.

Sean Maguire The Young Player of the Year Award went to Cork City's Sean Maguire. Source: Tommy Dickson/INPHO

Norwich City’s Robbie Brady was named Overseas Player of the Year, while Karen Duggan of UCD Waves picked up the Senior Women’s International Player of the Year award.

2016 PFAI award winners

Premier Division Player of the Year: Daryl Horgan (Dundalk)
Young Player of the Year: Sean Maguire (Cork City)
First Division Player of the Year: Shane Duggan (Limerick)
Manager of the Year: Stephen Kenny (Dundalk)
Irish Overseas Player of the Year: Robbie Brady (Norwich City)
Senior Women’s International Player of the Year: Karen Duggan (UCD Waves)

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