Andrews takes top honours at FAI awards




Ireland's top international football stars have been honoured at the FAI International Football Awards tonight.

Bolton midfielder, Keith Andrews picked up the Senior International Player of the Year Award, while Kevin Doyle’s late winner against Kazakhstan during Ireland’s World Cup Qualifier last September was voted the International Goal of the Year.

Wigan Athletic’s James McCarthy took home the Young International Player of the Year while Hull’s Robbie Brady claimed the U21 Player of the Year for the second year running and Jason McGuinness was voted the Airtricity League Player of the year.

Former Republic of Ireland midfielder Kevin Sheedy was rightly inducted into the FAI Hall of Fame, and Polish legend Zbigniew Boniek was awarded the International Personality of the Year award.

List of award winners:

Senior International Player of the Year: Keith Andrews, Bolton Wanderers

Young International Player of the Year: James McCarthy, Wigan Athletic

International Goal of the Year: Kevin Doyle, Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

Airtricity League Player of the Year: Jason McGuinness, Shamrock Rovers

Senior Women's International Player of the Year: Emma Byrne, Arsenal

Under 21 International Player of the Year: Robbie Brady, Hull City

Under 19 International Player of the Year: Anthony Forde, Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

Under 19 Women's International Player of the Year: Emma Hansberry, Castlebar Celtic

Under 17 International Player of the Year: Jack Grealish, Aston Villa

Under 17 Women's International Player of the Year: Lauren Dwyer, Wexford Ladies

Under 16 International Player of the Year: Noe Baba, Fulham

Under 15 International Player of the Year: James Talbot, Home Farm FC

Junior International Player of the Year: Adrian Walsh, Carrick United

Intermediate Player of the Year: David O'Sullivan, Wayside Celtic

Football for All International Player of the Year: Davy Byrne, Irish Homeless World Cup Team

FAI School's International Player of the Year: Sean Maguire, CBS Kilkenny

Hall of Fame: Kevin Sheedy

International Personality: Zbigniew Boniek

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