Wicklow players in running for awards
WHILE MOST eyes were on the Senior Player of the Year award when the eircom/FAI International Awards nominations were announced this week, there was also plenty of interest for the people of Wicklow.
Arklow Town’s Shane Murray was included in the three nominations for the U-16 Player of the Year, Blessington’s Louise Quinn is up for the Women’s U-19 award and Bray Wanderers’ John Mulroy will be battling it out to win the FAI School’s award.
The awards ceremony will take place in Dublin on February 8 in Citywest Hotel, Saggart. RTE Sport will broadcast the awards live on RTE Two from 8pm, and the hosts will be George Hamilton and Peter Collins, with Tony O’Donoghue reporting.
The nominations are chosen by a panel from the Soccer Writers’ Association of Ireland.