Dunne named Irish player of the year

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Updated: February 26, 2012

Aston Villa defender, Richard Dunne was named the Senior International Player of the Year Award at the 22nd Three FAI International Football Awards.

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Recent Everton signing Darron Gibson’s claimed the Three International Goal of the Year for his effort against Wales in the Carling Nations Cup

On loan Leeds United defender Darren O’Dea was named the Young International Player of the Year with Manchester United winger, Robbie Brady, currently on loan at Hull, crowned the U21 Player of the Year.

Shamrock Rovers defender Pat Sullivan was voted the Airtricity League Player of the year with the title winning Tallaght outfit warded the Special Merit Award for their ground-breaking achievements in Europe last year.

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

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