UCD stalwart Tony McDonnell has been elected as the new Chairman of the Professional Footballers' Association of Ireland.

McDonnell takes over from Stephen McGuinness who will remain with the Association as Players' Relations Officer.

The UCD midfielder has a vast wealth of league and cup experience having played in over 300 games and he has scored over 30 goals.

McDonnell, who is in his 14th season with UCD in the eircom League, has been on the PFAI Management Committee for three years.