FAI International Football Award nominees announced

FAI International Football Award nominees announced

The Football Association of Ireland will host the 20th FAI International Football Awards on Sunday, August 8, 2010 at RTÉ studios, Donnybrook, Dublin 4. RTÉ will televise the event live on RTÉ 2 at 8.30pm.
5th Aug 2010

The Football Association of Ireland will host the 20th FAI International Football Awards on Sunday, August 8, 2010 at RTÉ studios, Donnybrook, Dublin 4. RTÉ will televise the event live on RTÉ 2 at 8.30pm.


Among the nominees for this year's awards are Robbie Keane, Richard Dunne and Kevin Doyle for the senior international player award while Darron Gibson, Aiden McGeady and Paul McShane have been nominated for the young player award.


The nominees for the International Goal of the Year are, Glenn Whelan for his goal against Italy (10/10/'09), Liam Lawrence's strike against Australia (08/09/'09) and Robbie Keane strike against France in the World Cup play-off in Paris (18/11/'09).


Among the 19 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.


Also at the FAI International Football Awards, former Argentina and Tottenham Hotspur legend, Ricky Villa will be awarded the FAI International Personality Award. Remembered for scoring arguably the best ever goal at Wembley Stadium in Tottenham Hotspurs' 1981 FA Cup final victory, he played 133 times for the London club and scored 18 goals. He had joined Spurs along with compatriot Ossie Ardiles after the pair were part of Argentina's 1978 World Cup triumph.


International Player of the Year
Robbie Keane
Richard Dunne
Kevin Doyle


International Goal of the Year
Glenn Whelan v Italy 10/10/'09
Liam Lawrence v South Africa 08/09/'09
Robbie Keane v France 18/11/'09


Young International Player of the Year
Darron Gibson (Manchester United)
Aiden McGeady (Celtic)
Paul McShane (Hull City)


Under 21 International Player of the Year
Owen Garvan (Crystal Palace)
Alan Judge (Blackburn Rovers)
Seamus Coleman (Everton)


Airtricity League of Ireland Player of the Year

Paul Keegan (Bohemians)
Gary Twigg (Shamrock Rovers)
Rafael Cretaro (Bohemians)


U19 International Player of the Year
Lanre Oyebanjo - Histon FC
Gavin Gunning - Blackburn Rovers
Conor Clifford - Chelsea


Under 17 International Player of the Year
Ciaran Gallagher - Finn Harps
Stephen McDonnell - Dundalk
Jeff Hendrick - Derby County


Under 16 International Player of the Year
Shane Byrne - Leicester City
John O'Sullivan - BBlackburn Rovers
Robert Maloney - Fulham


Senior Women's International Player of the Year
Stefanie Curtis - Chelsea
Aine O'Gorman - Peamount
Niamh Fahy - Arsenal

Under 19 Women's International Player of the Year
Julianne Russell - Salthill Devon
Louise Quinn - Peamount
Aisling Dyer - Stella Maris


Under 17 Women's International Player of the Years Squad
Darren Dunne - Irish Deaf
Grace Moloney - Reading FC
Dora Gorman - Salthill Devon
Megan Campbell - St. Francis


Junior International Player of the Year
Niall Andrews - Evergreen
Ross Carrig - Killester United
Wayne Fitzgerald - Carrick United


Intermediate Player of the Year
Paul McCabe - Crumlin United
Ken Hoey - Rockmount
Jonathan Minnock - Finn Harps


Football For All International Player of the Year

Luke Evans - CP Squad
Michael Myers - Homeless Mens Squad


FAI Schools International Player of the Year
Jason Hughes - CBS Sexton Street, Limerick
Shane Howard - Colaiste Eoin, Hacketstown, Carlow
Gary Burke - Larkin Community College


International Personality Award
Ricky Villa