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
Senior Women’s International Player of the Year
Young International Player of the Year
International Goal of the Year
James McClean v Uruguay
James McClean v Wales
Jonathan Walters v Austria
Under-21 International Player of the Year
Under-19 International Player of the Year
Under-19 Women’s International Player of the Year
Under-17 International Player of the Year
Under-17 Women’s International of the Year
Under-16 International Player of the Year
Under-16 Women’s International Player of the Year
Amy Boyle Carr
Under-15 Men’s International Player of the Year
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)