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Pundit Arena LOI First Division Team of the Week

The Pundit Arena LOI First Division Team of the Week has been announced. Check out the top performers from this week’s action.

Galway FC lead the way in this week’s Pundit Arena LOI First Division Team of the Week with four players getting the nod after their emphatic 3-0 win over Shamrock Rovers B.

Cobh Ramblers have three nominations thanks to their 1-0 defeat of Finn Harps. Wexford Youths and Longford Town each have a representative after playing out a 2-2 draw as do Finn Harps.

Shelbourne also have one player in the team after beating Waterford 3-1 on Friday.

The side lines out in a 3-4-3 formation.

 

Goalkeeper

Shane Hallahan (Cobh Ramblers)

The young Cobh ‘keeper was in excellent form in his side’s win over Finn Harps on Saturday. He caught every ball launched into the box with confidence and made some fine saves to secure the three points for Ramblers.

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Defenders

Eoghan Murphy (Cobh Ramblers)

The second Cobh player in this week’s team. Eoghan was used at right back against Harps and the former CIT man had a superb game. He was part of a very solid back four who fully deserved their clean sheet.

Colm Horgan (Galway FC)

Horgan has been one of the Tribesmen’s most impressive players all season and had another fine game against Shamrock Rovers B as they continue their promotion push.

Keith Cowan (Finn Harps)

Cowan was one of Harps better performers despite going down 1-0 to Cobh. He looked impressive at the back in what must be said was a disappointing team performance by the Donegal men.

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Midfielders:

Garry Shanahan (Galway FC)

The Galway winger scored the second in their demolition of Rovers B and was heavily involved in the other two goals. He caused the Hoops defence trouble all game.

Dylan Connolly (Shelbourne)

The young Shels attacker had a great game on Friday, hitting the back of the net twice in their win over Waterford. He has shown talent well beyond his years this season and has a huge future ahead of him.

Rob Waters (Cobh Ramblers)

It was a game of mixed fortunes for Waters against Harps with a goal and a red card to his name but overall he gave a very good performance. He was excellent in the middle of the park and has been one of their best players this season.

Ryan Connolly (Galway FC)

The ex-Sligo midfielder has been superb this year and is well on the way to a place in the Team of the Year. He had another great game against Shamrock Rovers, controlling the midfield.

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Forwards

Jake Keegan (Galway FC)

Tommy Dunne’s American striker has become Galway’s talisman of late and grabbed another two goals on Sunday. This puts him on ten goals in the league this season, the joint-third highest scorer in the league.

Gary Shaw (Longford Town)

The Town forward scored both his side’s goals in their draw with Wexford Youths. Longford are starting to lose the grip ┬áthat they seemed to have on the title of late but his equaliser on Saturday could prove crucial.

Danny Furlong (Wexford Youths)

Furlong has been superb all year for Youths and continued that with two goals, both from the spot, against Longford. He seems to be loving his football back at Ferrycarrig Park after unsettling spells at Cork City and Waterford respectively. He’s now on sixteen goals for the campaign.

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Author: The PA Team

This article was written by a member of The PA Team.