Divine Dunne Joins McGrath Amongst the Gods

Richard Dunne has been named FAI Senior Player of the Year  after his stand-out displays in the Irish defence led to the Republic’s return to a major finals for the first time in ten years. The Tallaghtman’s away performance in the scoreless draw in Moscow was hailed by Irish legend and deity Paul McGrath as the greatest display by a centre-back he had ever seen. Dunne emulates McGrath by winning the gong for a second time, a feat also achieved by Roy Keane and Shay Given.

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‘3’FAI International Football Award Winners

Senior International Player of the Year

Richard Dunne – Aston Villa

Young International Player of the Year

Darren O’Dea – Leeds United

Three International Goal of the Year

Darron Gibson (v Wales, 8th February 2011)

Airtricity League Player of the Year

Pat Sullivan – Currently without a club

Under 21 International Player of the Year

Robbie Brady – Manchester United (on loan to Hull City)

Senior Women’s International Player of the Year

Niamh Fahey – Arsenal

 

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