Ireland - Player of the Year and Other Awards


PFAI Player of the Year

Player of the Year as voted for by the Professional Footballers Association 
of Ireland.

1980-1	Padraig O’Connor (Athlone)		
1981-2	Paul McGrath (St Pats)
1982-3	Martin Murray (Drogheda)
1983-4	Pat Byrne (Shamrock Rovers)
1984-5	Tommy Gaynor (Limerick City)
1985-6	Paul Doolin (Shamrock Rovers)
1986-7	Mick Byrne (Shamrock Rovers)
1987-8	Paddy Dillon (St Pats)
1988-9	Paul Doolin (Derry City)
1989-90	Mark Ennis (St Pats)
1990-1	Pat Morley (Cork City)
1991-2	Pat Fenlon (Bohemians)
1992-3	Donal O’Brien (Derry City)
1993-4	Stephen Geoghegan (Shamrock Rovers)		
1994-5	Liam Coyle (Derry City)
1995-6	Eddie Gormley (St Pats)
1996-7	Peter Hutton (Derry City)
1997-8	Pat Scully (Shelbourne)			
1998-9	Paul Osam (St Pats )
1999-0	Pat Fenlon (Shelbourne)
2000-1	Glen Crowe (Bohemians)				
2001-2	Owen Heary (Shelbourne)
2002-3  Glen Crowe (Bohemians)
2003    Jason Byrne (Shelbourne)
2004    Jason Byrne (Shelbourne)
2005    Mark Farren (Derry City)
2006    Joseph Ndo (Shelbourne)
2007    Brian Shelley (Drogheda United)
2008    Keith Fahey (St Patrick's Athletic)
2009    Gary Twigg (Shamrock Rovers)
2010    Richie Ryan (Sligo Rovers)
2011    Eamon Zayed (Derry City)
2012    Mark Quigley (Sligo Rovers)
2013    Killian Brennan (St Patrick's Athletic)

PFAI Young Player of the Year

Young Player of the Year as voted for by the Professional Footballers 
Association of Ireland.

1981-2	Jacko McDonagh (Bohemians)
1982-3	Ken DeMange (Home Farm)
1983-4	Joe Hanrahan (UCD)
1984-5	Peter Coyle (Limerick)
1985-6	Liam O’Brien (Shamrock Rovers)
1986-7	Martin Bayly (Sligo Rovers)
1987-8	Paul McGee (Bohemians)
1988-9	Liam Coyle (Derry City)
1989-0	Vinny Arkins (Shamrock Rovers) and Tony Cousins (Dundalk)- joint winners
1990-1	Barry Ryan  (Limerick)
1991-2	Tony McCarthy (Shelbourne)
1992-3	Richie Purdy (Dundalk)
1993-4	Jim Crawford (Bohemians)
1994-5	Billy Woods (Cork City)
1995-6	Michael O’Byrne (UCD)
1996-7	Gary Beckett (Derry City)
1997-8	Colin Hawkins (St Pats)
1998-9	Richie Baker (Shelbourne)
1999-0	Richie Baker (Shelbourne)
2000-1	Richie Foran (Shelbourne)
2001-2	Robbie Martin (UCD)
2002-3  Wes Hoolahan (Shelbourne)
2003    Eamon Zayed (Bray Wanderers)
2004    Daryl Murphy (Waterford United)
2005    Pat McCourt (Derry City)
2006    Kevin Deery (Derry City)
2007    Mark Quigley (St Pats)
2008    Niall McGinn (Derry City)
2009    Conor Powell (Bohemians)
2010    Shaun Williams (Sporting Fingal)
2011    Enda Stevens (Shamrock Rovers)
2012    Chris Forrester (St Patrick's Athletic)
2013    Richie Towell (Dundalk)


FAI National League Player of the Year

Player of the Year awarded by the Football Association of Ireland

1992-3	Pat Morley (Cork City)
1993-4	Stephen Geoghegan (Shamrock Rovers)
1994-5	Liam Coyle (Derry City)
1995-6	Tony Sheridan (Shelbourne)
1996-7	Peter Hutton (Derry City)
1997-8	Colin Hawkins (St Pats)
1998-9	Paul Osam (St Pats)
1999-0	Pat Fenlon (Shelbourne)
2000-1	Glen Crowe (Bohemians)
2001-2  Glen Crowe (Bohemians)
2002-3  Kevin Hunt (Bohemians)
2003    Jason Byrne (Shelbourne) 
2004    Owen Heary (Shelbourne)
2005    George O'Callaghan (Cork City)
2006    Ollie Cahill (Drogheda United)
2007    Dave Mooney (Longford Town)
2008    Brian Murphy (Bohemians)
2009    Gary Twigg (Shamrock Rovers)
2010    Gary Twigg (Shamrock Rovers)
2011    Pat Sullivan (Shamrock Rovers)
2012    Jason McGuinness (Sligo Rovers)

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