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21st 3/FAI International Football Award winners announced

Ireland's top international football stars were honoured on Sunday at the 21st 3/FAI International Football Awards which took place at RTÉ studios, Donnybrook, Dublin 4.

 



Wolves striker, Kevin Doyle scooped two awards as he was crowned the Senior International Player of the Year while his goal against EURO 2012 opponents, Andorra was voted the 3 International Goal of the Year.



Reading's Shane Long captured the Young International Player of the Year, Seamus Coleman was crowned the U21 Player of the Year while Gary Twigg was voted the Airtricity League Player of the year.


The Republic of Ireland Women's U17 squad were awarded the Special Merit Award for their successful FIFA Women's World Cup campaign as they came agonisingly close to glory in Trinidad and Tobago last September, eventually falling a 2-1 defeat to eventual finalists, Japan in the quarter finals.


Former Republic of Ireland striker, Frank Stapleton was inducted into the FAI Hall of Fame while Wales and Liverpool record goal scorer, Ian Rush was awarded the 3/FAI International Personality of the Year.


The 3/ FAI International Player of the Year Award winners are:


Senior International Player of the Year
Kevin Doyle - Wolves


3 International Goal of the Year
Kevin Doyle (v Andorra)

Young International Player of the Year
Shane Long - Reading

Under 21 International Player of the Year Seamus Coleman - Everton

Airtricity League Player of the Year
Gary Twigg - Shamrock Rovers


Hall of Fame
Frank Stapleton

International Personality
Ian Rush

Special Merit Award
Republic of Ireland Women's U17 Team


Under 19 International Player of the Year Conor Clifford - Chelsea

Under 17 International Player of the Year Sean McGinty - Manchester Utd

Under 16 International Player of the Year Mikey Drennan - Aston Villa

Senior Women's International Player of the Year Fiona O'Sullivan - AIK Stokholm

Under 19 Women's International Player of the Year Becky Walsh - Salthill Devon


Junior International Player of the Year
Ross Carrig - Killester Utd

Intermediate Player of the Year
Seamie Crowe - Athenry *

Football for All International Player of the Year Richard Dougherty - Irish Deaf Men's Squad


FAI School's International Player of the Year Robert Benson - Marist College, Athlone


* Awarded 3/FAI Intermediate Player of the Year for the FAI Umbro Intermediate Inter-League Cup 2010.

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