Duffy, McClean and Randolph to battle it out as FAI International Award nominees announced

Duffy, McClean and Randolph to battle it out as FAI International Award nominees announced

The 2017 'Three' FAI International Award nominees have been announced with Shane Duffy, James McClean and Darren Randolph set to battle it out for the Senior International Player of the Year gong, writes Steve Neville.

The awards will take place on March 18 and will be broadcast live RTÉ.

The late Jimmy Magee is set to be posthumously honoured on the night with a Special Merit award.

The commentator passed away in September 2017 and was regarded by many as the voice of Irish sport having commentated at 11 Olympic Games and 12 World Cups.

Different class: Jimmy Magee
Different class: Jimmy Magee

Elsewhere, Megan Campbell, Denise O'Sullivan and Harriet Scott will compete for the Senior Women's International Player of the Year award while Cyrus Christie, Shane Duffy and Callum O'Dowda are all nominated for Young International Player of the Year.

James McClean is nominated twice in the Goal of the Year category for his strikes against Uruguay and Wales and he will be up against Jonathan Walters' strike against Austria.

League of Ireland champions Cork City have two players nominated in the SSE Airtricity League Player of the Year award with Sean Maguire and Conor McCormack up against Dundalk's Patrick McEleney.

The Hall of Fame and International Personality awards are to be announced on the night.

The list of nominees in full is:

Senior International Player of the Year

Shane Duffy

James McClean

Darren Randolph

Duffy, McClean and Randolph to battle it out as FAI International Award nominees announced

Senior Women's International Player of the Year

Megan Campbell

Denise O'Sullivan

Harriet Scott

Young International Player of the Year

Cyrus Christie

Shane Duffy

Callum O'Dowda

International Goal of the Year

James McClean v Uruguay

James McClean v Wales

Jonathan Walters v Austria

Under 21 International Player of the Year

Harry Charsley

Josh Cullen

Olamide Shodipo

Under 19 International Player of the Year

Zachary Elbouzedi

Jayson Molumby

Declan Rice

Under 19 Women's International Player of the Year

Niamh Farrelly

Alex Kavanagh

Lucy McCartan

Under 17 International Player of the Year

Aaron Bolger

Aaron Connolly

Adam Idah

Under 17 Women's International of the Year

Sadhbh Doyle

Heather Payne

Tiegan Ruddy

Under 16 International Player of the Year

Barry Coffey

Jason Knight

Max Murphy

Under 16 Women's International Player of the Year

Amy Boyle Carr

Aoife Slattery

Emily Whelan

Under 15 Men's International Player of the Year

Seamas Keogh

Sean Kennedy

Troy Parrott

Junior International Player of the Year

Eoin Hayes (Newmarket Celtic)

Chris Higgins (St Michael's)

David Joyce (Clonmel Celtic)

Intermediate Player of the Year

Jimmy Bradley (Cockhill Celtic)

Brian Fitzgerald (Cobh Wanderers)

Aidan Roche (Liffey Wanderers)

Colleges & Universities International Player of the Year

Sean McLoughlin (UCC)

Daire O'Connor (UCD)

Ross Then (DCU)

Schools International Player of the Year

Shane Blaney (St Eunan's College, Letterkenny)

Neil Farrugia (St Andrew's College, Blackrock)

John Martin (Presentation De La Salle, Bagenalstown)

Football For All International Player of the Year

David Bissett (Homeless World Cup squad)

Gary Hoey (Amputee squad)

Gary Messitt (Cerebral Palsy squad)

SSE Airtricity League Player of the Year

Sean Maguire (Cork City)

Conor McCormack (Cork City)

Patrick McEleney (Dundalk)

Special Merit

Jimmy Magee

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