Thursday 14 December 2017

Coleman, Forde and Keane in the running for senior award

Seamus Coleman is one of three nominees for Senior Player of the Year.
Seamus Coleman is one of three nominees for Senior Player of the Year.

Seamus Coleman, David Forde and Robbie Keane have been nominated for the Senior International Player of the Year Award for the 24th ‘Three’ FAI International Football Awards.

The trio will battle it out on Sunday 2 March for the award, while Ciaran Clark, James McCarthy and James McClean have been chosen as candidates for the Young International Player of the Year.

Coleman has been one of the form players of the Premier League this season to complement his impressive performances in a green jersey.

Forde has made a seamless transition as Ireland’s number one goalkeeper while Keane will be chasing a second Player of the Year award.

Three goals have been nominated for the Three International Goal of the Year. The nominees are: Wes Hoolahan for his debut international goal versus Poland in Aviva Stadium, Shane Long for his header against England in Wembley, and Robbie Keane for his hat-trick-opening goal in Ireland’s FIFA World Cup qualifier against the Faroe Islands in Aviva Stadium.

St Pat's duo Killian Brennan and Ger O’Brien, along with Dundalk midfielder Richie Towell have all been given the nod as nominees for the SSE Airtricity League Player of the Year Award.

Louise Quinn, Sharron Smyth and Julie-Ann Russell make up the three nominees for the Senior Women's International Player of the Year.

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