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5 reasons why the League of Ireland will be worse off without Richie Towell

The SSE Airtricity League Premier Division’s player of the year has joined Championship side Brighton and Hove Albion.

towell-l229-2826741_478x359-390x285 Source: Twitter/BHAFC

THE BIG NEWS today is that Richie Towell has agreed a two-and-a-half year deal to join Championship table-toppers Brighton and Hove Albion.

It is safe to say that few players have had a bigger impact on the SSE Airtricity League over the past three seasons since he returned to Ireland and joined Dundalk having been released by Celtic.

Here’s what we will miss most about the 24-year-old Dubliner.

1. The goals

Towell clocked up a whopping 43 goals in 96 league appearances for the Lilywhites — 25 of which came last season.

His knack for scoring is incredible, and the fact that many were spectacular finishes makes it even more impressive.

Source: Tiki Taka TV/YouTube

2. His professionalism

“In previous years I’ve done a lot of stuff off the field in the gym and but now after training I’ve just been practising and practising everyday.

The manager has been giving out to me trying to get me off when I’m doing my shooting, telling me to save my legs for the game. But it seems to be working so far so I’m not going to change anything.

“I’m still doing the gym work as well but I’ve just been putting in a bit more practise on the pitch as well.”

That is Towell speaking earlier this season. Fully-committed to living his life the way a professional footballer should, he put in countless hours of work in the gym and on the training ground to propel himself to the top.

Source: RTÉ Sport/YouTube

Some intervals done today before my weights training. The hard work never stops #fitness#intervals

A photo posted by Richie Towell (@richietowell) on

3. The celebrations

Here’s a sample.

Richie Towell celebrates scoring Source: Ciaran Culligan/INPHO

Richie Towell celebrates scoring from the penalty spot Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

Richie Towell celebrates with the Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

4. His style

On top of the trendy hairstyle and flashy boots, anyone who follows Towell on Instagram will know he likes his clothes and is prone to wearing some questionable outfits.

Me and boyler last night. #buyonegetonefree

A photo posted by Richie Towell (@richietowell) on

Out in Marley park with my 3 favourites #girlfriend # babybump#buster#bulldog @kellykx

A post shared by Richie Towell (@richietowell) on

 

Dinner last night in Puerto banus #amazing#sun#chillin

A photo posted by Richie Towell (@richietowell) on

5. That hair

Soccer Republic even did a piece on it.

Source: RTÉ Sport/YouTube

The look really has come a long way since his Celtic days…

Richie Towell Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Richie Towell Source: Tom Bulmer/INPHO

Richie Towell 26/4/2013 Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

A little cut the main man @warrenflynn done a while back at @thedublinbarber #bestbarberaround

A post shared by Richie Towell (@richietowell) on

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