The 2016 season of the League of Ireland is coming to an end with the FAI Cup Final on Sunday so i thought i’d compile some of my favourite photos from the season in a blog post. Most were shot for the League of Ireland website Extratime.ie with a few others for the sports photography agencies INPHO and phcimages.
The SSE Airtricity League of Ireland is the highest level of football you can watch on this island and despite it being imperfect, occasionally dysfunctional, poorly supported for the most part and woefully financed by the FAI, the success of Dundalk FC in European competition has shown the quality of the football and players in the League. It’s a always a buzz to cover a game as there will be passion, excitement, some good football, celebration and dejection which always makes for some good pictures. I hope that mine so the #greatestleagueintheworld some justice!
I might do a separate blog post on Sunday’s FAI Cup Final with some behind the scenes stuff before the game, the game itself and then the celebrations after.