Manchester United’s Darron Gibson, Greg Cunningham, currently out with a broken leg suffered while on loan at Leicester City from Man City, and Reading’s in-form striker Shane Long contest the Young Player Award.
The nominations are chosen by a panel from the Soccer Writers’ Association of Ireland, and comprise 18 categories across all age levels. In addition, a former Republic of Ireland great will be inducted into the FAI’s Hall of Fame.
Sligo Rovers midfielders Richie Ryan and Joseph Ndo, along with the domestic league’s top scorer for the last two years, Gary Twigg of Shamrock Rovers, are the nominees for the Airtricity League Player of the Year.
The event will be televised live by RTÉ.
3/FAI International Soccer Awards Nominees
Kevin Doyle (Wolves), Richard Dunne (Aston Villa), John O’Shea (Manchester United).
Young Player of the Year: Greg Cunningham (Manchester City), Darron Gibson (Manchester United), Shane Long (Reading).
Kevin Doyle v Andorra (07/09/10), Robbie Keane v Algeria (28/05/10), Liam Lawrence v Paraguay (25/05/10).
Conor Clifford (Plymouth, on loan from Chelsea), Seamus Coleman (Everton), Anthony Stokes (Celtic).
Joseph Ndo (Sligo Rovers), Richie Ryan (Sligo Rovers), Gary Twigg (Shamrock Rovers).
Robbie Brady (Manchester United), Conor Clifford (Plymouth, on Loan from Chelsea), Greg Cunningham (Leicester City, on loan from Manchester City).
Shane Byrne (Leicester City) , Sean McGinty (Manchester United), Frankie Sutherland (QPR).
Joe Coll (Manchester United), Mickey Drennan (Aston Villa), Luke Gallagher (Cherry Orchard).
Emma Byrne (Arsenal), Ciara Grant (Arsenal), Fiona O’Sullivan (AIK Stolkholm).
Karen Duggan (UL), Cherelle Khassell (Benfica), Becky Walsh (Salthill Devon).
Chris Barbour (Mountview United), Ross Carrig (Killester United), Adrian Walsh (Carrick United).
Seamie Crowe (Athenry), Shane Hughes (Tolka Rovers), Stephen O’Donnell (Kildrum Tigers).
Paddy Coates (Irish Visually Impaired), Richard Dougherty (Irish Deaf Men’s Squad), Mary Strain (Special Olympics).
Richard Benson (Marist College, Athlone), Tomas Boyle (Salesian College, Celbridge), Brian Nolan (St. Paul’s Community College, Waterford).