Shields Wins POTY Award
Many congratulations to Chris Shield’s who the SSE Airtricity League Player of the Year award at the 29th ‘Three’ FAI International Awards on Sunday night.
His magnificent form throughout the 2018 season was a crucial factor in Dundalk’s success in winning the SSE Airtricity League and FAI Cup Double. Also nominated for the award were Michael Duffy and record-goalscorer Patrick Hoban.
After winning the award, Chris stated: “It’s funny winning it five games into the new season as we are focussing on the new campaign. It’s credit to the group that all three nominations for the award came from the club. It’s great for Michael, Patrick and myself to be nominated and it’s unheard of that all three nominees are from the same club.
“We want to retain the trophies we won last year, and we want to put last year’s disappointing European campaign behind us in this year’s Champions League qualifiers. We are fully focussed on the season ahead.”