Cork City dominate RTÉ's League of Ireland Team of the Season

Airtricity League and FAI Cup winners Cork City have had six players named in RTÉ's Soccer Republic Team of the Season, writes Stephen Barry.

Their penalty hero from Sunday's Cup final, Mark McNulty, was included in goal, behind centre-back pairing Alan Bennett and Ryan Delaney.

Karl Sheppard and Conor McCormack were selected in midfield, with now-Preston striker Sean Maguire picked up front after a season in which he finished as top-scorer, despite missing more than a third of the season.

His strike partner is Dundalk's David McMillan, who also have attackers Patrick McEleney and Michael Duffy complete the midfield four.

Bohemians and Shamrock Rovers have one representative each, with Derek Pender chosen at right-back and Rovers' Trevor Clarke at left-full.

Meanwhile, St Pat's Conan Byrne won the Goal of the Season gong, beating Finn Harps' Paddy McCourt and McEleney into the runner-up spots.

Soccer Republic’s Team of the Season: Mark McNulty (Cork City); Derek Pender (Bohemians), Alan Bennett (Cork City), Ryan Delaney (Cork City), Trevor Clarke (Shamrock Rovers); Karl Sheppard (Cork City), Patrick McEleney (Dundalk), Conor McCormack (Cork City), Michael Duffy (Dundalk); David McMillan (Dundalk), Sean Maguire (Cork City).

Related Articles

Cork tune up for cup battle with win over Derry

Caulfield hoping Cork City will prove ‘nightmare’ to Polish champions Legia

Cork City players get chance to impress ahead of cup final

Caulfield vows to ‘get on with it’ as Cork City set to tighten belt

More in this Section

Iwobi hails influence of ‘world-class’ Ozil

Cork players key to historic wins for Warsaw and Amsterdam at European Football Finals

Aisling McCarthy signs for Western Bulldogs

The highs and lows of Mesut Ozil’s enigmatic career

Breaking Stories

Tried and tested: Polar’s new Vantage M running watch

7 design hacks to enhance your garden as the nights draw in

Ask a counsellor: ‘I’m scared my messy relationship history will put my new partner off me’

Whole world in their hands: Icons design globes in aid of GOAL

More From The Irish Examiner