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Richie Towell, Patrick Hoban, Greg Bolger and Killian Brennan nominated for Player of the Year

Updated: Thursday, 17 Oct 2013 13:04 | Comments

Dundalk's Richie Towell is nominated in the player of the year and young player categories
Dundalk's Richie Towell is nominated in the player of the year and young player categories

Dundalk duo Richie Towell and Patrick Hoban have been nominated for the PFAI player of the year award, alongside St Pat's pair Greg Bolger amd Killian Brennan.

The Professional Footballers’ Association of Ireland (PFAI) and Tissot announced the nominees for the 2013 PFAI Player of the Year Awards at a press briefing in Abbotstown.

League champions St Patrick's Athletic dominated the team of the year with six players named, while Dundalk have three players with Cork City and Derry City also represented.

The nominations for the Players’ Player of the Year, First Division Player of the Year, Young Player of the Year, Irish Overseas Player of the Year, and Referee of the Year, along with the Premier Division and First Division teams of the Year as voted for by the League of Ireland players, were all announced.

The Irish Overseas Players of the Year award is also voted for by the League of Ireland players in both the premier and first divisions, with Republic of Ireland internationals Robbie Brady, Seamus Coleman, and Wes Hoolahan the three nominated players.

The 2013 Tissot sponsored PFAI Awards will take place on Friday 8 November at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel (the Burlington) in Dublin.

PFAI PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2013 - NOMINATIONS

PLAYER OF THE YEAR NOMINEES
Greg Bolger (St Patrick’s Athletic)
Killian Brennan (St Patrick’s Athletic)
Patrick Hoban (Dundalk)
Richie Towell (Dundalk)

YOUNG PLAYER OF THE YEAR NOMINEES
Patrick Hoban (Dundalk)
Daryl Horgan (Cork City)
Richie Towell (Dundalk)

FIRST DIVISION PLAYER OF THE YEAR NOMINEES
Philip Gorman (Athlone Town)
David O’Sullivan (Longford Town)
Aidan Collins (Athlone Town)

IRISH OVERSEAS PLAYER OF THE YEAR NOMINEES
Robbie Brady (Hull City)
Seamus Coleman (Everton)
Wes Hoolahan (Norwich City)

REFEREE OF THE YEAR NOMINEES
Alan Kelly
Paul McLaughlin
Paul Tuite

PREMIER DIVISION TEAM OF THE YEAR
Brendan Clarke (St Patrick’s Athletic)
Ger O’Brien (St Patrick’s Athletic)
Kenny Browne (St Patrick’s Athletic)
Andy Boyle (Dundalk)
Ian Bermingham (St Patrick’s Athletic)
Killian Brennan (St Patrick’s Athletic)
Greg Bolger (St Patrick’s Athletic)
Daryl Horgan (Cork City)
Richie Towell (Dundalk)
Patrick Hoban (Dundalk)
Rory Patterson (Derry City)

FIRST DIVISION TEAM OF THE YEAR
Paul Skinner (Athlone Town)
Gavin Kavanagh (Waterford United)
Aidan Collins (Athlone Town)
Noel Haverty (Longford Town)
Tom King (Mervue United)
Mark Hughes (Athlone Town)
Graham Kelly (Athlone Town)
Barry O’Mahony (Mervue United)
Ryan Manning (Mervue United)
Philip Gorman (Athlone Town)
David O’Sullivan (Longford Town)

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