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.
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