32nd FAI International Award Winners announced
Cullen, who has had an incredible impact on Stephen Kenny's side throughout the year, was presented with his award by Ireland legend Paul McGrath at a special ceremony in the team hotel as the squad prepare for the international friendly against Norway.
Ireland WNT skipper Katie McCabe, who has led her side to the Women's World Cup finals in Australia and New Zealand in 2023, won the FAI Women's Senior Player of the Year. She won the award against the two other nominees; goalkeeper Courtney Brosnan and midfielder Denise O'Sullivan.
Goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu won the FAI Young International Player of the Year, holding off competition from the nominees Jason Knight and Chiedozie Ogbene. Bazunu also received his award from Ireland legend Paul McGrath last night ahead of Thursday's friendly.
Conor Coventry, who captained the side to their first-ever UEFA European Championships play-off, secured the FAI Under-21s Player of the Year, holding off competition from nominees goalkeeper Brian Maher and defender Lee O'Connor.
As part of the awards Irish football legends Shay Given and Linda Gorman have been inducted into the FAI Hall of Fame.
Donegal native Given is one of six centurions for the Republic of Ireland Men's Senior Team following his 134 appearances, which included a record 60 clean sheets.
Gorman, who hails from Finglas in Dublin, was part of the first ever Ireland Women's Senior Team that beat Wales 3-2 in May 1973. She was also a guest player on the Jeyes team that went on a four match tour of France to play against Stade de Reims.
Dr. Alan Byrne was also honoured with the Special Merit Award for the 32nd FAI International Awards.
A hugely important figure in Irish football for the last three decades, Alan served as Team Doctor with the Republic of Ireland Men's Senior Team for over 200 games before stepping down this year to concentrate on his role as Medical Director with the FAI.
32nd FAI International Awards Winners
Hall of Fame
Linda Gorman and Shay Given
Senior Men's International Player of the Year
Young International Player of the Year
Senior Women's International Player of the Year
International Goal of the Year
Troy Parrott (MNT v Lithuania)
Under-21 International Player of the Year
Under-19s Men's International Player of the Year
Under-19s Women's International Player of the Year
Under-18s Men's International Player of the Year
Under-17s Men's International Player of the Year
Under-17s Women's International Player of the Year
Under-16s Men's International Player of the Year
Under-16s Women's International Player of the Year
Under-15s Men's International Player of the Year
SSE Airtricity League Player of the Year
Georgie Kelly (Bohemians)
Colleges & Universities Player of the Year
Colin McCabe (TUD / Drogheda United)
Schools International Player of the Year - Men's Under-18s
John O’Donovan (Clonakilty Community College)
Schools International Player of the Year - Women's Under-15s
Hannah Healy (Holy Faith Secondary School, Clontarf)
Football For All International Player of the Year
Joe Markey (Ireland CP Team)
Dr. Alan Byrne