The Football Association of Ireland have announced the nominations for the eircom/FAI International Awards which take place next February in Dublin.
The players nominated for the senior international player of the year award are Reading's Kevin Doyle, Manchester United's John O'Shea and Newcastle United goalkeeper Shay Given.
Bohemians dominate the League of Ireland awards with two of the three nominations after their double winning season.
Bohemians duo, Owen Heary and Brian Murphy are joined by Keith Fahy who starred for St Patrick's Athletic in the league and in their impressive run in the UEFA Cup.
Elsewhere, the FAI have appointed John Morling as the manager of the Republic of Ireland Under-15 and 16 teams.
The former Peterborough coach will replace Vincent Bulter in the position.
Butler steps down after over a decade in charge at international level with young Irish teams.
eircom/FAI 19th International Awards nominations
Kevin Doyle - Reading
Shay Given – Newcastle United
John O’Shea – Manchester United
Aiden McGeady - Celtic
Andy Keogh - Wolves
Stephen Rice – Shamrock Rovers
Owen Garvan – Ipswich Town
Stephen Quinn – Sheffield United
Darren O’Dea - Celtic
International Goal of the Year
Robbie Keane v Cyprus (H) 15/10/08
Andy Keogh v Serbia (H) 24/05/08
Kevin Doyle v Georgia (A) 6/09/08
League Of Ireland
Owen Heary (Bohemian FC)
Brian Murphy (Bohemian FC)
Keith Fahey (St Patrick’s Ath/Birmingham City)
Michael Spillane - Norwich
Brendan Moloney – Nottingham Forest
Garry Breen – Hereford United
Conor Hourihane – Sunderland
Ger Hanley – Salthill Devon
Aaron Doran – Blackburn Rovers
Mark O'Brien – Derby County
Ciaran Gallgher – Castlefin Celtic/Finn Harps
Shane Murray – Arklow Town
Don Moran – Everton AFC
Lee Boyle – Fanad United
Derek Prendergast – Bangor Celtic
Wayne Fitzgerald – Carrick United
Seamus Crowe – Athenry
Paul Breen – St. Michaels AFC
Niamh Fahey – Arsenal
Yvonne Treacey - Arsenal
Stefanie Curtis – Bristol Academy
Karen Duggan - Piltown
Louise Quinn - Peamount
Amy Ryan – Stella Maris
Ciara Grant – Kilmacrennan Celtic
Tanya Kennedy – Finn Valley
Dora Gorman – Salthill Devon
John Mulroy – Moyle Park College
Sean Houston – St Eunan’s College
Peter Acheson – Rockwell College
Football For All
Luke Evans – Irish CP (St Paul’s Raheny)
John Paul Strapp – Football For All Schools
Stephen Coleman – Street Leagues