Monday 21 August 2017

Towell and Kenny take top honours

Guest of Honour Brian O’Driscoll presents Richie Towell with his PFAI Player of the Year Award
Guest of Honour Brian O’Driscoll presents Richie Towell with his PFAI Player of the Year Award

John Fallon

Richie Towell crowned a stellar 2015 by picking up the PFAI Player of the Year award last night.

The midfielder's drive and goals were an integral part of Dundalk's double-winning season, with his contribution recognised by the votes of his peers in the League of Ireland.

Lilywhites' boss Stephen Kenny claimed the Manager of the Year prize for the second year on the trot.

Brandon Miele's first season back in Ireland with Shamrock Rovers won him the Young Player of the Year while 30-goal striker Danny Furlong from Wexford Youths picked up the First Division gong. Wes Hoolahan reigned supreme in the Overseas Player category and also honoured was former Sunday Independent football correspondent Sean Ryan with a Special Merit award.

Meanwhile, St Patrick's Athletic have signed former Ireland international midfielder Keith Treacy from Drogheda United. It was one of three signings the Saints confirmed yesterday, having also secured the services of Derry City striker Mark Timlin and Bray Wanderers midfielder Graham Kelly.

Irish Independent

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