Soccer: Goal-scoring hotshot Seanie Maguire nets Premier Division Player of the Year award

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Seanie Maguire was named the PFAI Premier Division Player of the Year PICTURE: PFAI

A stellar goal-scoring season in the League of Ireland has earned Seanie Maguire another honour.
The Kilkennyman was recognised for his achievements when he was named the Premier Division Player of the Year at the PFAI awards on Saturday night. Maguire took the spoils, beating Patrick McEleney (Dundalk) and Aaron McEneff (Derry City), as his 20 goals helped Cork City win the Premier Division for the first time in 12 years.
As well as delivering the league title, the scoring run helped earn Maguire a move to English Championship club Preston North End. He was also the League of Ireland's top goal scorer, despite leaving for Deepdale in July, an achievement which also earned him a place in the Premier Division Team of the Season.
The awards ceremony was held at the Marker Hotel in Dublin. Other winners were:
Young Player of the Year
Trevor Clarke (Shamrock Rovers)

Irish Overseas Player of the Year
James McClean (West Brom)

International Women’s Player of the Year
Katie McCabe (Arsenal)

First Division Player of the Year
Kieran Marty Waters (Cabinteely)

Premier Division Team of the Year
Gerard Doherty (Derry)
Sean Gannon (Dundalk)
Niclas Vemmelund (Dundalk)
Ryan Delaney (Cork City)
Trevor Clarke (Shamrock Rovers)
Aaron McEneff (Derry City)
Patrick McEleney (Dundalk)
Gearoid Morrissey (Cork City)
David McMillan (Dundalk)
Ronan Murray (Galway Utd)
Seanie Maguire (Cork City)

First Division Team of the Year
Niall Corbet (UCD)
Evan Osam (UCD)
Kenny Browne (Waterford FC)
Daniel O’Reilly (Longford Town)
Chris McCarthy (Cobh Ramblers)
Greg Sloggett (UCD)
Gary Comerford (Waterford FC)
Derek Daly (Waterford FC)
Kieran Marty Waters (Cabinteely)
Georgie Kelly (UCD)
David McDaid (Waterford FC)