Darren Randolph nominated for FAI International Player of the Year

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill and Republic of Ireland Women's National Team manager Colin Bell, with, from left, Aidan Roche, Tiegan Ruddy, Lucy McCartan, and Neil Farrugia in attendance at the launch of the Three FAI International Awards. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Darren Randolph has been nominated for senior international player of the year by the Football Association of Ireland.

The 28th ‘Three’ FAI International Awards ceremony takes place on Sunday the 18th of March, with the FAI announcing the nominees for the honours on Friday afternoon.

Randolph is joined by Shane Duffy and James McClean on the three-man shortlist for senior international player of the year, while Megan Campbell, Denise O’Sullivan and Harriet Scott have been nominated for senior women’s international player of the year.

Callum O’Dowda, Cyrus Christie and Shane Duffy are in contention for the young player of the year while James McClean’s goals against Uruguay and Wales have both been nominated for the goal of the year.

Sean Maguire will be the favourite to win the Airtricity League of Ireland player of the year. He is nominated alongside his former Cork City teammate Conor McCormack, as well as Dundalk’s Patrick McEleney.

Meanwhile, Irish broadcasting legend Jimmy Magee will be honoured with a posthumous Special Merit award. The “Memory Man” spent over 50 years in sports broadcasting, and died at the age of 82 in September 2017.

In a statement, the FAI said: “The FAI always maintained a strong relationship with Jimmy and was deeply saddened by his passing last September. So it is only fitting that he will be honoured with the Special Merit Award.”

Nominations in full:

Senior International Player of the Year

Shane Duffy

James McClean

Darren Randolph

 

Senior Women’s International Player of the Year

Megan Campbell

Denise O’Sullivan

Harriet Scott

 

Young International Player of the Year

Cyrus Christie

Shane Duffy

Callum O’Dowda

 

International Goal of the Year

James McClean v Uruguay

James McClean v Wales

Jonathan Walters v Austria

 

Under-21 International Player of the Year

Harry Charsley

Josh Cullen

Olamide Shodipo

 

Under-19 International Player of the Year

Zachary Elbouzedi

Jayson Molumby

Declan Rice

 

Under-19 Women’s International Player of the Year

Niamh Farrelly

Alex Kavanagh

Lucy McCartan

 

Under-17 International Player of the Year

Aaron Bolger

Aaron Connolly

Adam Idah

 

Under-17 Women’s International of the Year

Sadhbh Doyle

Heather Payne

Tiegan Ruddy

 

Under-16 International Player of the Year

Barry Coffey

Jason Knight

Max Murphy

 

Under-16 Women’s International Player of the Year

Amy Boyle Carr

Aoife Slattery

Emily Whelan

 

Under-15 Men’s International Player of the Year

Seamas Keogh

Sean Kennedy

Troy Parrott

 

Junior International Player of the Year

Eoin Hayes (Newmarket Celtic)

Chris Higgins (St Michael’s)

David Joyce (Clonmel Celtic)

 

Intermediate Player of the Year

Jimmy Bradley (Cockhill Celtic)

Brian Fitzgerald (Cobh Wanderers)

Aidan Roche (Liffey Wanderers)

 

Colleges & Universities International Player of the Year

Sean McLoughlin (UCC)

Daire O’Connor (UCD)

Ross Then (DCU)

 

Schools International Player of the Year

Shane Blaney (St Eunan’s College, Letterkenny)

Neil Farrugia (St Andrew’s College, Blackrock)

John Martin (Presentation De La Salle, Bagenalstown)

 

Football For All International Player of the Year

David Bissett (Homeless World Cup squad)

Gary Hoey (Amputee squad)

Gary Messitt (Cerebral Palsy squad)

 

SSE Airtricity League Player of the Year

Sean Maguire (Cork City)

Conor McCormack (Cork City)

Patrick McEleney (Dundalk)

 

Special Merit

Jimmy Magee

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