Kevin Doyle, Richard Dunne and John O’Shea have been nominated for the 3/FAI Senior International Player of the Year Award, it was announced today.
Greg Cunningham, Darron Gibson and Shane Long have all been shortlisted for the Young Player of the Year Award
Following their cup double winning season, Sligo Rovers duo, Richie Ryan and Joseph Ndo join Shamrock Rovers striker, Gary Twigg as nominees for the Airtricity League Player of the Year Award.
Three goals have been nominated for the 3/FAI International Goal of the Year and again this year the public will be able to vote for their favourite goal by logging on to www.rte.ie.tv/competitions.
The nominees are; Kevin Doyle for his strike against EURO 2012 opponents, Andorra (07/09/10), Liam Lawrence for his goal against friendly opponents, Paraguay (25/05/10) while Robbie Keane is nominated for his stunning strike against Algeria at the RDS last May (28/05/10).
The nominations which were chosen by a panel from the Soccer Writers' Association of Ireland, are divided into 18 categories. Among the awards being presented at the special ceremony, a former Republic of Ireland great will also be inducted into the FAI’s Hall of Fame while there will also be a Special Merit Award, both of which will be announced at the event.
The 21st 3/FAI International Soccer Awards which will take place on Sunday February 6, 2010 at RTÉ studios, Donnybrook, Dublin 4.
RTÉ will televise the event live on RTÉ Two at 8.00pm.
Kevin Doyle – Wolves
Richard Dunne – Aston Villa
John O’Shea – Manchester United
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 - Man Utd
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 Utd.
Ross Carrig - Killester Utd
Adrian Walsh - Carrick Utd
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