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Keane, Dunne and Andrews vie for top FAI prize at live TV awards

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Published 22/02/2012 | 14:44

Ireland's Robbie Keane celebrates his first goal against Estonia during their Euro 2012 playoff soccer match at the A Le Coq Arena in Tallinn November 11, 2011. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh (ESTONIA - Tags: SPORT SOCCER)
Ireland's Robbie Keane celebrates his first goal against Estonia during their Euro 2012 playoff soccer match at the A Le Coq Arena in Tallinn November 11, 2011. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh (ESTONIA - Tags: SPORT SOCCER)
TALLINN, ESTONIA - NOVEMBER 11: Keith Andrews of Republic of Ireland celebrates his goal during the Estonia and Republic of Ireland, EURO 2012 qualifier, play off first leg at the A Le Coq Arena on November 11, 2011 in Tallinn, Estonia. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

THE FAI has announced the nominations for their International Football Awards, which will take place on Sunday.

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They will be broadcast live on RTE 2 at 8pm.

Among the nominees are:

Senior International Player of the Year Award: Robbie Keane, Richard Dunne and Keith Andrews.

Young Player of the Year Award:

Simon Cox, Darren O'Dea and Seamus Coleman.

Airtricity League Player of the Year Award:

Eamon Zayed and James McClean and Pat Sullivan.

International Goal of the Year:

Robbie Keane (against Scotland in the Carling Nations Cup); Darron Gibson (against Wales last February), while Keith Andrews is (against Estonia in the first leg of the Euro 2012 play-off last November) .

Among the other awards is a former Ireland great who will be inducted into the FAI's Hall of Fame.

There will also be a Special Merit Award, and an International Personality of the Year Award, all of which will be announced at the event.

The nominations, which were chosen by a panel from the Soccer Writers' Association of Ireland, are divided into 18 categories.

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