Injury has ruled Stephen McPhail out of the Republic of Ireland squad for Wednesday's friendly with the Czech Republic at Lansdowne Road. Goalkeeper Alan Kelly of Blackburn Rovers was named Senior Player of the year at the FAI Opel International awards at the Burlington Hotel last night. The young player award was won by Robbie Keane, Alan Mahon of Tranmere took the under 21 award and Middlesborough's Jason Gavin won the Youths player of the year award. Paul Osam was selected as the Eircom League player of the year. There was a special merit award for former Bohemians manager Billy Young.