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Nominees Announced For FAI International Football Awards

The FAI have today announced the nominees for this year’s ‘Three’ FAI International Football Awards.

The nominees selected ahead of the event, which takes place on the 22nd of March and will be broadcast from RTÉ studios, were picked by a panel from the Soccer Writers’ Association of Ireland.


In the SSE Airtricity League Player of the Year section ex-Dundalk striker Pat Hoban, St. Pat’s Christy Fagan and Cork City’s Colin Healy have been nominated for the award.

Jon Walters, Aiden McGeady and John O’Shea have been nominated for Senior International Player of the Year whilst Robbie Brady, Jeff Hendrick and Cyrus Christie are nominees for the Young International Player of the Year ward.

The nominations for International Goal of the Year include Aiden McGeady’s majestic second goal away to Georgia in Ireland’s opening game of the Euro 2016 qualifying process.

The second goal is John O’Shea’s unforgettable last minute equalising goal away to Germany back in October.

The final nominee is Anthony Pilkington, for his neat lob over the USA goalkeeper in a friendly international back in November.

The awards will also feature another induction into the FAI’s Hall of Fame as well as a Special Merit award and an International Personality of the Year award.

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The full list of categories and nominees are as follows:

Senior International Player of the Year

Aiden McGeady, Everton FC

John O’Shea, Sunderland AFC

Jon Walters, Stoke City FC

Senior Women’s International Player of the Year

Julie-Ann Russell, UCD Waves

Aine O’Gorman, UCD Waves

Niamh Fahey, Chelsea LFC

Young International Player of the Year

Robbie Brady, Hull City FC

Jeff Hendrick, Derby County FC

Cyrus Christie, Derby County FC

Three International Goal of the Year

Aiden McGeady 2nd goal v Georgia (07/09/14)

John O’Shea v Germany (14/10/14)

Anthony Pilkington v USA (18/11/14)

SSE Airtricity League Player of the Year

Christy Fagan, St. Patrick’s Athletic FC

Colin Healy, Cork City FC

Pat Hoban, Oxford FC (Formerly Dundalk)

Under 21 International Player of the Year

Jack Grealish, Aston Villa FC

Thomas Hoban, Watford FC

Ian Lawlor, Manchester City FC

Under 19 International Player of the Year

Sam Byrne, Everton

Alan Browne, Preston North End

Sean Long, Reading

Under 19 Women’s International Player of the Year

Hayley Nolan, Peamount United

Brooke Dunne, Peamount United

Megan Connolly, College Corinthians

Under 17 International Player of the Year

Danny Kane, Huddersfield Town

Adam Mc Donnell, Ipswich town

Shane Elworthy, Fulham

Under 17 Women’s International Player of the Year

Amanda McQuillan, Shelbourne

Evelyn Daly, Lakewood

Sarah McKevitt, Peakville

Junior International Player of the Year

Darren Dunne, Sheriff YC

Jimmy Carr, St. Michaels FC

Kevin Lynch, Sherrif YC

Football for All International Player of the Year

Aoife McNicoll, Powerchair Squad

Clayton Ivors, Homeless Squad

Kevan O’ Rourke, Amputee Squad

FAI School’s International Player of the Year

Cian Kavanagh, Patrician College, Dublin

Jamie McGrath, Athboy Community School, Meath

Ryan Manning, Yeat’s College, Galway

Rob Lyons, Pundit Arena

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