Man City defender Richard Dunne was named Irish senior player of the year in this evening’s FAI awards.

The Young Player Award went to Stephen Ireland while Stephen O'Halloran captured the Under-21 Player Award and Keith Treacy picked up the Under-19 Award for his performance in last year's UEFA Under-19 Championship qualifiers.

Paddy Mulligan entered the FAI Hall of Fame in recognition of his contribution to football in which he played for Shamrock Rovers and Chelsea while winning 50 caps for the Republic of Ireland. He has also managed Galway United (1983-84) and Shelbourne (1985).

Jack Charlton was honoured with the Special Merit Award for his outstanding contribution to Irish football.

In his nine years as manager of Republic of Ireland, he led his side to two FIFA World Cup Finals and a European Championship.

The International Goal of the Year Award, which was voted on by the viewers, went to Kevin Doyle for his goal against Slovakia in the Euro 2008 qualifer in September.

Senior International Player - Richard Dunne - Manchester City
Young International Player - Stephen Ireland - Manchester City
Under 21 International Player - Stephen O'Halloran - Aston Villa (on loan to Southampton)
Eircom League Player - Dave Mooney - Longford Town
Eircom International Goal of the Year - Kevin Doyle - (Reading) v Slovakia ECQ 08.09.07 (A)
Hall of Fame Award - Paddy Mulligan
International Personality Award - Socrates (Brazil)
Special Merit Award - Jack Chalton