Ireland’s James McCarthy is Scotland’s “Young Player of the Year”

Ireland’s James McCarthy is Scotland’s “Young Player of the Year”

Twelve months ago Ireland’s senior international, Aiden McGeady (Celtic) was voted Scotland’s Senior and Young Player of the Year by the Professional Footballers’ Association. Eighteen years old, James McCarthy (Hamilton Academicals), has succeeded him as a winner of the “Young Player of the Year” award
5th May 2009
James McCarthy, the Republic of Ireland under-age international, was voted Scotland’s “Young Player of the Year” by the Professional Footballers’ Assocation when the annual award winners were honoured in Glasgow at the week-end.

McCarthy, who is 18, plays with Hamilton Academicals and he has played with Ireland’s U18 and U21 International teams. He last played for Ireland in March when they met Turkey in a qualifying tie of the UEFA U21 Championship of 2010.

McCarthy has been the subject of a lot of interest from Europe’s major clubs ever since he made his first team debut with Hamilton Academicals at 15 years of age.

He scored both of Hamilton’s goals at the week-end when they beat Kilmarnock in the Scottish League.

The young midfield player is the second consecutive Irish International to be honoured in this way.

Aiden McGeady (Celtic) won the senior and the young player awards twelve months ago.