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Duffy wins FAI Senior Player of the Year

A less controversial selection than the Young Player of the Year.

Shane Duffy has been named as the FAI’s Senior Player of the Year.

The Republic of Ireland defender has become the first player to retain the award since Shay Given in 2006.

Duffy finished ahead of Darren Randolph and Declan Rice – who finished second and third respectively – in the voting, but wasn’t in attendance at RTÉ.

Rice beat Callum Robinson and Callum O’Dowda to the Young Player of the Year award, and as exepected, wasn’t there to collect his prize.

Leanne Kiernan was voted as the Women’s Senior Player of the Year.

Milwall forward Aiden O’Brien won Goal of the Year for his debut goal against Poland last year.

Ronan Curtis won the U21 Player of the Year award , with the likes of Troy Parott, Lee O’Connor, and Adam Idah also being honoured in their respective age groups.

Dundalk’s Chris Shields won SSE Airtricity Player of the Year, pipping teammates Michael Duffy and Pat Hoban to the award.

Richard Dunne and Emma Byrne were inducted into the Hall of Fame for their contributions to Irish football.

29th ‘Three’ FAI International Awards

Senior Men’s International
Shane Duffy

Senior Women’s International
Leanne Kiernan

Young International
Declan Rice

Goal Of The Year
Aiden O’Brien (Men’s Senior v Poland)

Men’s Under-21s
Ronan Curtis

Men’s Under-19s
Lee O’Connor

Women’s Under-19s
Niamh Farrelly

Men’s Under-18s
Brian Maher

Men’s Under-17s
Adam Idah

Women’s Under-17s
Emily Whelan

Men’s Under-16s
Troy Parrott

Women’s Under-16s
Jessica Ziu

Men’s Under-15s
Anselmo Garcia McNulty

Junior International
Eoin Hayes (Newmarket Celtic)

Intermediate Player
Darragh Reynor (Maynooth University Town)

Football For All
Nathalie O’Brien (Irish Women’s Deaf Futsal)

Colleges & Universities
Daire O’Connor

Schools
Ali Regbha (Chanel College, Coolock, Dublin)

SSE Airtricity League
Chris Shields (Dundalk)

Hall of Fame
Richard Dunne / Emma Byrne

International Personality
Kakha Kaladze

Written by david_smith

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