The ones to watch in 2017

Connor McGinty

​With the New season just around the corner here are just a couple of teams and players to look out for in the upcoming year.

Premier Division

Limerick F.C

Having won the first division by 23 points and only losing one game last season everyone will be wondering how the shannonsiders will fare against tougher opposition.

With key players such as Shane Tracey, Shaun Kelly and Chris Mulhall resigning. The additions of Brendan Clarke, Dean Clarke, Ian Turner and David O’Connor will boost Russel’s squad and one that will ask questions of other premier division teams this year.

Shamrock Rovers

Since 2013 A third place finish was where the club peaked however with 9 signings most notably Roberto Lopes, Ryan Connolly and Captain for the season Ronan Finn, This may be one of the strongest Rovers’ squads for a couple of years.

Off the pitch also sees an experienced team of staff with Damien Duff and Stephen McPhail working behind the scenes.

A weakened Dundalk may pave the way for Success for The Hoops and bring European football back to Tallaght.

Paul Corry

Having started his senior career at UCD,Corry is no Stranger to the league of Ireland.

With four years in England playing for Wednesday, Tranmere, Carlisle and Northampton respectively, The Central Midfielder has plenty of experience and will look to be one of the star players in the 2017.

Jamie McGrath

With the loss of Forrester,Bolger and Brennan Pat’s called on the Irish U21 Forward to play what turned out to be a crucial role in their 2016 season.

Playing in every game of the League Cup scoring in the quarter finals right up to and including the final against Limerick, McGrath was voted St.Pats young player of the year for the season.

Keep an eye out for the young Pat’s man this season.

One thought on “The ones to watch in 2017

  1. What do you mean by saying a weakened Dundalk, just pro “Rovers” propaganda. Weakened Dundalk, never, wounded Lion, yes. Judge us by our results not by your hopes.

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