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Dundalk have more players than champions Cork City in PFAI Team of the Year

Four Dundalk players and three from Cork City in team selected by players’ vote.

McEleney and McMillan: named in the Premier Division selection.
McEleney and McMillan: named in the Premier Division selection.
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AIRTRICITY LEAGUE CHAMPIONS Cork City have three representatives on the PFAI Premier Division Team of the Year for 2017.

But it is league runners-up Dundalk who take the lion’s share of the places with four nominees while Derry City, Shamrock Rovers and Galway United complete the selection.

Sean Gannon, Niclas Vemmelund, Patrick McEleney and David McMillan are the four Lilywhites to feature in the end-of-season XI — which is voted for by the players themselves — while for Cork, Ryan Delaney, Gearoid Morrissey and Seanie Maguire get the nod.

Derry City’s Ger Doherty is named in goal, and is joined on the team by Candystripes clubmate Aaron McEneff, while Trevor Clarke and Ronan Murray represent Rovers and Galway respectively.

Maguire, McEleney and McEneff will do battle for the individual honour of PFAI Player of the Year while McEneff is also in contention for Young Player of the Year alongside Clarke and Delaney.

Shane Duffy, James McClean and Robbie Brady are shortlisted for Overseas Player of the Year while Megan Campbell, Katie McCabe and Denise O’Sullivan are nominated for International Women’s Player of the Year.

Paul Tuite, Paul McLoughlin and Graham Kelly are the three nominees for Referee of the Year.

The awards ceremony takes place in Dublin on 18 November.

Player of the Year nominees

  • Sean Maguire (Cork City)
  • Patrick McEleney (Dundalk)
  • Aaron McEneff (Derry City)

Young Player of the Year nominees

  • Trevor Clarke (Shamrock Rovers)
  • Ryan Delaney (Cork City)
  • Aaron McEneff (Derry City)

Referee of the Year nominees

  • Paul Tuite
  • Paul McLoughlin
  • Graham Kelly

Irish Overseas Player of the Year nominees

  • Shane Duffy (Brighton & Hove Albion)
  • James McClean (West Bromwich Albion)
  • Robbie Brady (Burnley)

International Women’s Player of the Year nominees

  • Megan Campbell
  • Katie McCabe
  • Denise O’Sullivan

Premier Division Team of the Year, sponsored by EA SPORTS

  • Gerard Doherty (Derry)
  • Sean Gannon (Dundalk)
  • Niclas Vemmelund (Dundalk)
  • Ryan Delaney (Cork City)
  • Trevor Clarke (Shamrock Rovers)
  • Aaron McEneff (Derry City)
  • Patrick McEleney (Dundalk)
  • Gearoid Morrissey (Cork City)
  • David McMillan (Dundalk)
  • Ronan Murray (Galway Utd)
  • Sean Maguire (Cork City)

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