Five Irish players named in Football League Teams of the Year
Five Irish players have been named in the PFA Championship, League One, and League Two Teams of the Year for 2011-12.
After helping his side to promotion, Reading left-back Ian Harte was chosen in the Championship TOTY for the second year running, while Milton Keynes duo Stephen Gleeson and Darren Potter were named beside Stephen Quinn in the League One TOTY midfield. Torquay United’s Eunan O’Kane made the League Two side, and could make his Republic of Ireland under-21 debut this year after previously lining out for Northern Ireland’s underage sides.
The respective teams were voted for by fellow players in the divisions with the voting slips submitted in late March. It is Harte’s fourth time to be selected in a team of the year, with the 63-time international also picking up plaudits during his time at Carlisle and Leeds United.
Premier League team of the year: Joe Hart (Man City), Kyle Walker (Tottenham), Vincent Kompany (Man City), Fabricio Coloccini (Newcastle), Leighton Baines (Everton), David Silva (Man City), Yaya Toure (Man City), Gareth Bale (Tottenham), Scott Parker (Tottenham), Robin van Persie (Arsenal), Wayne Rooney (Man Utd).
Championship team: Kelvin Davis (Southampton), Nathaniel Clyne (Crystal Palace), James Tomkins (West Ham), Curtis Davies (Birmingham), Ian Harte (Reading), Adam Lallana (Southampton), Peter Whittingham (Cardiff), Mark Noble (West Ham), Matt Phillips (Blackpool), Rickie Lambert (Southampton), Jay Rodriguez (Burnley).
League One team: Ben Hamer (Charlton), Jack Hunt (Huddersfield), Michael Morrison (Charlton), Harry Maguire (Sheff Utd), Rhoys Wiggins (Charlton), Johnnie Jackson (Charlton), Stephen Quinn (Sheff Utd), Stephen Gleeson (MK Dons), Darren Potter (MK Dons), Jordan Rhodes (Huddersfield), Ched Evans (Sheff Utd).
League Two team: Robert Olejnik (Torquay), Paul Caddis (Swindon), Kyle McFadzean (Crawley), Ian Sharps (Shrewsbury), Kevin Nicholson (Torquay), Matt Ritchie (Swindon), Marlon Pack (Cheltenham), Eunan O’Kane (Torquay), Lee Mansell (Torquay), Izale McLeod (Barnet), Tyrone Barnett (Crawley).