After an impressive year in the Green jersey, which included making his debut for the Ireland senior side, Celtic defender, Lee O'Connor, has been named Under-21 player of the year. 

Waterford native O'Connor follows on from last year's triumph in the Under-19 category having played for three Ireland sides over the past 12 months.

Shamrock Rovers' midfielder Jack Byrne, unsurprisingly, was named SSE Airtricity League Player of the Year, following a stand-out year for the attacking midfielder who won the FAI Cup with the Hoops as well as making his senior Ireland debut.

O'Connor and Byrne made their senior international debuts against New Zealand and Bulgaria in 2019.

Dubliner Jonathan Afolabi has been named as the Under-19 Men's winner after starring for Tom Mohan’s side in last year’s UEFA U19 European Championships in Armenia, where he made UEFA’s Team of the Tournament. 

Midfielder Joe Hodge is recognised for excelling at the UEFA U17 European Championships, which were hosted in Ireland last summer, by winning the Under-17 Men’s award. 

Galway native Sadhbh Doyle is named as the Under-19 Women’s Player of the Year and Cork’s Eabha O’Mahony picks up the Under-17 Women’s award after producing stellar performances at their respective age levels. 

Joe Hodge showed his class in the middle of the park for Ireland in 2019

Winners of the other categories will be announced later this week.

2019 'Three’ FAI International Award Winners 

Under-21 International Player of the Year - Lee O’Connor 

Under-19 Men's International Player of the Year - Jonathan Afolabi 

Under-19 Women's International Player of the Year - Sadhbh Doyle 

Under-18 Men's International Player of the Year - Jason Knight 

Under-17 Men's International Player of the Year - Joe Hodge 

Under-17 Women's International Player of the Year - Eabha O’Mahony 

Under-16 Men's International Player of the Year - Ben McCormack 

Under-16 Women's International Player of the Year - Kerryann Brown 

Under-15 Men's International Player of the Year - Glory Nzingo 

Under-15 Women's Schools International Player of the Year - Jessie Stapleton (Palmerstown Community School) 

SSE Airtricity League Player of the Year - Jack Byrne (Shamrock Rovers) 

Intermediate Player of the Year - Alan McGreal (Crumlin United) 

Junior International Player of the Year - Jordan Buckley (Usher Celtic) 

Colleges & Universities International Player of the Year - Rob Slevin (University College Cork) 

Schools International Player of the Year - Niall O’Keefe (De La Salle College, Wateford) 

Football For All International Player of the Year - Thomas Donogher (Powerchair)