Moran and Hayden to be inducted into Hall of Fame
At a ceremony in The Round Room in The Mansion House on Tuesday, June 20, both Moran and Hayden will be honoured for their outstanding service as Republic of Ireland international players.
Moran was a key figure in the successful Ireland squads that featured in the 1988 UEFA European Championships and the 1990 FIFA World Cup.
Over 14 years, Moran played 71 times for his country and scored six goals. A tough tackling, intelligent defender, he won the FAI Senior Men's Player of the Year Award in 1989.
Hayden holds a unique record of having been selected for Ireland as both an outfield player and a goalkeeper. The Dubliner made her debut in 1985 against England and went on to feature in over 30 senior games.
The former Rathfarnham United player went on to establish herself as Ireland's main shot-stopper during the 90s and helped to prepare her eventual successor, Emma Byrne, for a remarkable international career.
Hayden, who won the FAI Senior Women's Player of the Year Award in 1990, becomes just the fifth woman to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
The winners of the remaining categories will be announced at the ceremony.
33rd FAI INTERNATIONAL AWARDS NOMINEES
SENIOR MEN’S INTERNATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR
YOUNG MEN’S INTERNATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR
SENIOR WOMEN’S INTERNATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR
YOUNG WOMEN’S INTERNATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR
INTERNATIONAL GOAL OF THE YEAR
WNT | Amber Barrett v Scotland
MNT | Nathan Collins v Ukraine
MNT | Michael Obafemi v Scotland
MEN’S UNDER-21 INTERNATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR
MEN’S UNDER-19 INTERNATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR
MEN’S UNDER-18 INTERNATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR
MEN’S UNDER-17 INTERNATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR
MEN’S UNDER-16 INTERNATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR
MEN’S UNDER-15 INTERNATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR
UNDER-18 SCHOOLS INTERNATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Peter Grogan (St. Mary’s CBS, Carlow)
Brian Cunningham (Presentation College, Athenry)
Senan Mullen (St. Aidan’s Comprehensive School, Cootehill)
WOMEN’S UNDER-19 INTERNATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR
WOMEN’S UNDER-17 INTERNATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR
WOMEN’S UNDER-16 INTERNATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR
UNDER-15 GIRLS SCHOOLS INTERNATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Chloe Wallace (Coláiste Nano Nagle, Sexton St., Limerick)
Ella Kelly (Tallaght Community School)
Abigail Bradshaw (St. Colmcille’s Community School, Knocklyon)
FOOTBALL FOR ALL INTERNATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Rebekah Grant (Deaf Futsal)
Kevan O’Rourke (Amputee)
Dillon Sheridan (CP Football)
SSE AIRTRICITY LEAGUE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Mark Connolly (Derry City)
Rory Gaffney (Shamrock Rovers)
Aidan Keena (Sligo Rovers)
AMATEUR INTERNATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR