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Keane and McCarthy scoop FAI Player of the Year awards

The annual awards were held at RTÉ studios this evening.

Ireland captain Robbie Keane.
Ireland captain Robbie Keane.
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Updated at 21.36

ROBBIE KEANE HAS been named FAI Senior International Player of the Year at the annual awards ceremony in Dublin tonight.

The 33-year-old LA Galaxy striker scored eights goals in 2013 to bring increase his all-time international record to 62 and wins the prize ahead of other nominees Seamus Coleman and David Forde.

Everton midfielder James McCarthy wins Young International Player of the Year, while Shane Long’s header against England was named Goal of the Year.

Louise Quinn is Women’s Senior International Player of the Year, Watford’s Sean Murray earned U21 prize, while St Patrick’s Athletic’s Killian Brennan was named the Airtricity League Player of the Year.

Meanwhile, former Irish international Ronnie Whelan was inducted into the FAI Hall of Fame, while Ciara Grant received the special merit award.

The winners in full are as follows:

Senior International Player of the Year

Robbie Keane (LA Galaxy)

Senior Women’s International Player of the Year

Louise Quinn  (Eskilstuna United)

Three International Goal of the Year

Shane Long (Hull City FC)

Young International Player of the Year

James McCarthy (Everton FC)

SSE Airtricity League Player of the Year

Killian Brennan (St Patrick’s Athletic)

Hall of Fame Award

Ronnie Whelan

International Personality Award

Dejan Stankovic

Special Merit Award

Ciara Grant (Reading FC)

Under 21 International Player of the Year

Sean Murray (Watford FC)

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Under 19 International Player of the Year

Pierce Sweeney (Reading FC)

Under 19 Women’s International Player of the Year

Claire Shine (Raheny Utd)

Under 17 International Player of the Year

Jack Byrne (Manchester City)

Under 17 Women’s International Player of the Year

Savannah McCarthy (Listowel Celtic)

Under 16 International Player of the Year

Robert Duggan (Peterborough United)

Junior International Player of the Year

Paul Breen (St Michael’s FC)

Intermediate Player of the Year

Malachy McDermott (Cockhill Celtic FC)

Football for All International Player of the Year

Noel O’Donnell (Irish Deaf Football Team)

FAI School’s International Player of the Year

Alan Browne (Preston North End)

 

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Additional reporting by Paul Fennessy

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