Republic of Ireland midfielder Mark Kinsella has been named Ireland's Senior Player of the Year at the Eircom/FAI International Soccer awards held in Dublin this evening. Kinsella, captain with his Premiership club Charlton, has been a regular member of the Irish squad for the past three years, partnering Roy Keane in the centre of midfield. He has won 19 caps so far with the Republic and last month scored his first-ever international goal in the 2-0 win over Estonia in the World Cup qualifier at Lansdowne Road.
The Young Player/Under-23 Player award went to Manchester City's Richard Dunne with Coventry's Barry Quinn picking up the Under-21 award. The Youths award went to Tranmere goalkeeper Joe Murphy with former Arsenal winger Joe Haverty picking up the Hall of Fame award. Shelbourne midfielder Pat Fenlon picked up the FAI National League award while Pat Jennings was named International Personality of the Year.
Filed by Amanda Fennelly