January 16, 2021

McGoldrick, Stevens and Whelan in mix for FAI POTY

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Sheffield United duo and Fleetwood Town midfielder in running for award; winners announced next week

By Brian Barry

Last Updated: 29/07/20 3:07pm

David McGoldrick is one of three nominees for the top honour David McGoldrick is one of three nominees for the top honour

David McGoldrick is one of three nominees for the top honour

David McGoldrick, Enda Stevens and Glenn Whelan have been nominated to be named the FAI’s International Player of the Year for 2019.

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the awards were postponed from earlier this year. The ceremony will no longer take place, with the winners being announced next week.

Sheffield United duo McGoldrick and Stevens were recognised for their showings throughout the 2019 calendar year as the Republic of Ireland finished third in Euro 2020 Qualifying Group D, while Whelan’s performances in midfield also earned him a nomination.

Alan Browne, Josh Cullen and Callum Robinson are in the mix to be named Young International Player of the Year, while Brighton’s Aaron Connolly, Celtic’s Lee O’Connor and West Brom’s Dara O’Shea were nominated for the U21 award.

Aaron Connolly has impressed for both club and country in the last year Aaron Connolly has impressed for both club and country in the last year

Aaron Connolly has impressed for both club and country in the last year

Nominations

Senior Men’s International Player of the Year
David McGoldrick
Enda Stevens
Glenn Whelan

Senior Women’s International Player of the Year
Katie McCabe
Denise O’Sullivan
Louise Quinn

Young International Player of the Year
Alan Browne
Josh Cullen
Callum Robinson

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Conor Hourihane scored a stunning free-kick for the Republic of Ireland against Georgia, just moments after the match was delayed by numerous tennis balls being thrown onto the field

Conor Hourihane scored a stunning free-kick for the Republic of Ireland against Georgia, just moments after the match was delayed by numerous tennis balls being thrown onto the field

‘Three’ International Goal of the Year
Conor Hourihane v Georgia
Lee O’Connor v Sweden
Troy Parrott v Sweden

Under-21 International Player of the Year
Aaron Connolly
Lee O’Connor
Dara O’Shea

Under-19 Men’s International Player of the Year
Jonathan Afolabi
Will Ferry
Lee O’Connor

Under-19 Women’s International Player of the Year
Sadhbh Doyle
Megan Mackey
Roisin McGovern

Under-18 Men’s International Player of the Year
Adam Idah
Jason Knight
Oisin McEntee

Under-17 Men’s International Player of the Year
James Furlong
Joe Hodge
Andrew Omobamidele

Under-17 Women’s International Player of the Year
Shauna Brennan
Eabha O’Mahony
Jessica Ziu

Under-16 Men’s International Player of the Year
Colin Conroy
Ben McCormack
Gavin O’Brien

Under-16 Women’s International Player of the Year
Kerryanne Browne
Della Doherty
Aoife Horgan

Under-15 Men’s International Player of the Year
Evan Ferguson
Glory Nzingo
John Ryan

Under-15 Women’s Schools International Player of the Year
Aoife Cronin (Scoil Pól, Kilfinane)
Ellen Molloy (Presentation Secondary School, Kilkenny)
Jessie Stapleton (Palmerstown Community School)

SSE Airtricity League Player of the Year
Jack Byrne (Shamrock Rovers)
Sean Gannon (Dundalk)
Chris Shields (Dundalk)

Intermediate Player of the Year
Alan McGreal (Crumlin United)
Dave O’Leary (Avondale United)
Conor Tourish (Letterkenny Rovers)

Junior International Player of the Year
Jordan Buckley (Usher Celtic)
Sean Guerins (St Michaels)
Kieran McDaid (Buncrana Hearts)

Colleges & Universities International Player of the Year
Dean Kelly (IT Carlow)
Maurice Nugent (NUI Galway)
Rob Slevin (University College Cork)

Schools International Player of the Year
Brandon Bermingham (St Mary’s Diocesan School, Drogheda)
Josh Honohan (St Francis College, Rochestown)
Niall O’Keefe (De La Salle College, Wateford)

Football For All International Player of the Year
Laurence Bryan (Street League)
Thomas Donogher (Powerchair)
Dillon Sheridan (Cerebral Palsy)