Team of the Year honors are music to Drogheda’s James Brown’s ears

DROGHEDA United wing-back James Brown has been recognized by his fellow professionals with a selection to the PFAI Premier Division Team of the Year.

It is the second major individual award for the 23-year-old, who was named Drogheda United Supporters Player of the Year last week after a tremendous season with the Boynesiders – 12 months after voting on the first-class selection.

Brown started 34 of Drogheda’s 37 games, several as captain, and has now made 84 appearances at United Park in three years.

With Brown reportedly on the radar of several clubs including St Patrick’s Athletic and Derry City, it remains to be seen whether he remains a Drogheda player next season.

Dini Corcoran is the first member of the 2021 squad to confirm he is leaving the club after what he called a ‘disappointing year on the pitch’.

Meanwhile, Drogheda native Ryan Brennan is one of three players nominated for first-class player of the year – along with UCD’s Colm Whelan and Liam Kerrigan – for helping Shelbourne get back to the top flight on the first attempt. after.

PFAI Premier Division Team of the Year: James Talbot (Bohemians), James Brown (Drogheda United), Roberto Lopes (Shamrock Rovers), Ronan Boyce (Derry City), Liam Scales (Shamrock Rovers), Chris Forrester (St Patrick’s Athletic), Dawson Devoy (Bohemian), Will Patching (Dundluck), Rory Gaffney (Shamrock Rovers), Liam Burtt (Bohemian), Georgie Kelly (Bohemian).

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