PFAI Player of the Year Daryl Horgan
Daryl Horgan has crowned the best season of his professional career so far by being named PFAI Player of the Year for 2016.
What a year it’s been for the Daryl; he has been chosen by his fellow professionals as the League of Ireland’s top performer this season.
He has driven his Dundalk team to their third consecutive Premier Division title, as well as a place in the group stages of the Europa League and another FAI Cup final meeting with Cork City next weekend.
At Salthill Devon we are extremely proud of what Daryl has achieved; here below is Daryl lining out with the club in the very first LOI game when we were in the league in 2010.
From his days playing in the ‘street leagues’ this was his destiny! He has fulfilled that destiny when many others have floundered.
Front row, left to right: Conor Hoctor, Shane Stenson, Siobhan Mulry (mascot), Luke McConnell, Mikey Gilmore, Daryl Horgan, Robbie Porter and Brian Geraghty (captain). Back row: Gearoid O Leidhinn, Shane Browne, Charlie Burke, Marcin Marienek, James Whelan, Sean Murphy, Ronan Forde, Sean Boyle, Paddy Quinlan, Emlyn Long (Head Coach) and Mike Quirke (Manager). Photo: Compliments; Joe O’Shaughnessy.
Daryl Horgan is on the cusp of something really big – legendary status is on it’s way, but he has retained the personality traits that have served him so well to date. His swagger on the pitch which makes his game irresistible is left on the field of play making him a very personable young man and ideal role model for young players.
The Horgan family have contributed greatly to Salthill Devon and continue to do so – his younger brothers have ambitions to emulate the ‘older brother’ and given their talent – who would bet against them!
Good on you Daryl – this is your time!!