Eight Limerick FC players make PFAI Team of the Year

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Eight Limerick FC players make PFAI Team of the Year

TWO Limerick FC players have been shortlisted for the PFAI First Division Player of the Year accolade, while eight members of the Blues squad have been selected on the Team of the Season.

The two players nominated for the First Division Player of the Year accolade are club captain Shane Duggan and striker Mulhall.  

Mulhall, who joined the club this season, has already scooped the Limerick FC Players’ Player of the Year award.

The last Limerick player to win the First Division Player of the Year award was Rory Gaffney in 2012.

And eight players have been selected on the First Division Team of the Season with Duggan and Mulhall, joined by Freddy Hall, Robbie Williams, Shane Tracy, Paudie O’Conor, Lee J Lynch and Aaron Greene.

Limerick FC Golden Boot Award winner John O'Flynn, who netted 19 goals this season, was among the Blues players to miss out on inclusion in the First Division best XI.

The Limerick FC Player of the Year award was won by exciting left-sided player Shane Tracy.

The three remaining spots on the Team of the Season are filled by the UCD trio of Maxi Kouogun, Gary O’Neill and Ryan Swan.

Limerick FC won the First Division title with a whopping 23 points to spare to secure their automatic return to the Premier Division for 2017.

The Blues completed their programme of First Division games on Saturday night with a 1-0 victory over Cabinteely at Stradbrook.

Sean Russell netted the winning goal for the Shannonsiders in the 65th minute.

Limerick FC lost just one game from their entire 28-game First Division season. That defeat came away to Cobh Ramblers at a time when the EA Sports Cup finalists had already secured the league title. 

Martin Russell’s side scored a hugely impressive 86 goals and conceded just 26 in winning the league title.