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12 great pics that sum up the League of Ireland season

2015 saw Dundalk do the double, Wexford Youths and Finn Harps replace Drogheda and Limerick, and Damien Duff move home.

1. Stradbrook hosts the League of Ireland for the first time as Cabinteely make their First Division debut

Cabinteely and Wexford Youths players Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

2. Former Derry City striker Mark Farren, who is recovering from a brain tumour, at The Brandywell

Mark Farren is applauded by the crowd at half-time Source: Presseye/Lorcan Doherty/INPHO

3. A rainbow over Richmond Park as Pats hosted Derry City

Derry City players celebrate Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

4. Damien Duff makes his Shamrock Rovers debut in August

Shamrock Rovers' Damien Duff Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

5. A blue sky over Turner’s Cross

A View of the Sunsetting at Turners Cross Source: James Crombie/INPHO

6. Wexford Youths are crowned First Division champions and win promotion to the top flight

Wexford Youths celebrate after the game gaining promotion Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

7. The Dundalk players hoist Stephen Kenny in the air after clinching back-to-back Premier Division titles

Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny is thrown in the air by his players after they captured the league title Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

8. Micky Adams’ spell at Sligo Rovers was short-lived

Micky Adams celebrates with Gavin Peers at the end of the game Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

9. Vinny Faherty and the Limerick players celebrate as they avoid automatic relegation on the final day of the season

Vinny Faherty celebrates after the game Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

10. Drogheda United’s Alan Byrne after their relegation 

Alan Byrne dejected at the end of the game Source: Gary Carr/INPHO

11. Finn Harps match-winner BJ Banda, who sealed promotion to the top flight 

Finn Harps match winner BJ Banda swamped by fans at the final whistle Source: Presseye/Lorcan Doherty/INPHO

12. Dundalk seal the double after defeating Cork City in the FAI Cup final

Stephen O'Donnell lifts the Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

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