Honours for Houghton, O’Dea and McFadden at Three FAI International Awards

Ireland’s top international football stars were honoured at the 22nd Three FAI International Football Awards which took place at RT studios, Donnybrook, Dublin 4.

Aston Villa defender, Richard Dunne scooped the Senior International Player of the Year Award, while Darron Gibson’s goal against Wales in the Carling Nations Cup was voted the Three International Goal of the Year.

Friendly International 2/3/2010'Republic of Ireland vs Brazil''Mandatory Credit �INPHO/Donall Farmer *** Local Caption ***

Friendly International 2/3/2010'Republic of Ireland vs Brazil''Mandatory Credit �INPHO/Donall Farmer *** Local Caption ***

Leeds Utd’s Darren O’Dea captured the Young International Player of the Year, Robbie Brady was crowned the U21 Player of the Year while Pat Sullivan was voted the Airtricity League Player of the year.

Shamrock Rovers were awarded the Special Merit Award for their ground-breaking achievements in Europe last year, as they became the first Irish team to qualify for the group stages of a UEFA competition.

Former Republic of Ireland midfielder, Ray Houghton was inducted into the FAI Hall of Fame, while former Czech midfielder Pavel Nedved was awarded the International Personality of the Year award.

The Three FAI International Football Award winners are

Senior International Player of the Year Richard Dunne

3 International Goal of the Year Darron Gibson

Young International Player of the Year Darren O’Dea

Airtricity League Player of the Year Pat Sullivan

Hall of Fame Ray Houghton

International Personality Pavel Nedved

Special Merit Award Shamrock Rovers team

Under 21 International Player of the Year Robbie Brady

Under 19 International Player of the Year John Egan

Under 17 International Player of the Year Sean Kavanagh

Under 16 International Player of the Year Kyle McFadden

Senior Women’s International Player of the Year Niamh Fahey

Under 19 Women’s International Player of the Year Grace Moloney

Under 17 Women’s International Player of the Year Chloe Mustaki

Junior International Player of the Year James Walsh

Intermediate Player of the Year Brendan O’Connell

Football for All International Player of the Year Adrian Clarke

FAI School’s International Player of the Year Hugh Douglas