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Robbie Brady caps a remarkable year by walking away with hat-trick of FAI accolades

The 25-year-old was the star of the show while Robbie Keane was inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Image: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

ROBBIE BRADY PICKED up a litany of individual accolades at this evening’s ‘Three’ FAI International Football Awards, capping a memorable twelve months for the 25-year-old.

The Burnley midfielder was crowned Senior International Player of the Year ahead of club-mate Jeff Hendrick and Irish skipper Seamus Coleman.

He also claimed the Young International Player of the Year award, preferred to Hendrick once more and Brighton defender Shane Duffy.

Brady sealed his hat-trick by taking home the Goal of the Year gong for his superb last-gasp winner against Italy at last summer’s European Championship, which ensured the Republic of Ireland’s progression to the knockout stage of the tournament.

A graduate of the fabled St. Kevin’s Boys academy, Brady has had a remarkable year – his performances in France leading to inevitable rumours linking him with a big-money switch from Norwich, who he only joined in 2015. He finally left Carrow Road in January, signing a club record deal to return to the Premier League with Sean Dyche’s Clarets.

Meanwhile, there were plenty of other accolades handed out tonight.

UCD Waves’ Karen Duggan was voted Senior Women’s Player of the Year and presented with her award by the team’s new boss Colin Bell.

Daryl Horgan celebrates scoring Source: Ryan Byrne; ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne/INPHO

After his superb performances with title-winning Dundalk, Daryl Horgan was voted 2016 League of Ireland Player of the Year ahead of Preston team-mate Andy Boyle and Cork City’s Sean Maguire.

Bristol City winger Callum O’Dowda picked up the Under 21 award while Robbie Keane was inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Full list of winners:

Senior International Player of the Year: Robbie Brady

Young International Player of the Year: Robbie Brady

Senior International Women’s Player of the Year: Karen Duggan

Under 21 International Player of the Year: Callum O’Dowda

Under 19 International Player of the Year: George Poynton

Under 19 Women’s International Player of the Year: Roma McLaughlin

Under 17 International Player of the Year: Declan Rice

Under 17 Women’s International Player of the Year: Saoirse Noonan

Under 16 International Player of the Year: Jordan Doherty

Under 16 Women’s Player of the Year: Tyler Toland

Under 15 International Player of the Year: Callum Thompson

League of Ireland Player of the Year: Daryl Horgan

Junior International Player of the Year: Stephen Kelly (Newmarket Celtic)

Intermediate Player of the Year: Mark Horgan (Avondale United)

FAI School’s International Player of the Year: Conor McCarthy (Scoil Mhuire ages Smal, Blarney)

FAI Colleges & Universities Player of the Year: Paul Rooney (Maynooth University)

Football For All International Player of the Year: Paul McMahon

International Goal of the Year: Robbie Brady (v Italy at 2016 European Championship)

International Personality: John Hartson

Special Merit: Dundalk FC

Hall of Fame: Robbie Keane

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