Shamrock Rovers midfielder Jack Byrne has been voted 2020 SSE Airtricity/SWAI Personality of the Year.

The Republic of Ireland international played a key role for the Hoops as the club won the Premier Division title and reached the FAI Cup final.

The shortlist for the personality of the year contained six nominees – four managers and two players.

Byrne's Rovers manager Stephen Bradley finished second in the vote, while Finn Harps boss Ollie Horgan was third.

"It's been a strange year for everyone but in many ways it’s been one of my best football years so far, so I’m really happy," said Byrne. 

"The club as a whole deserves a lot of credit, but I think the manager has been unbelievable over the last couple of years. It’s a really special time at the club and I just hope the fans can come back soon, and I’m sure it will be packed out every week." 

The goalkeeper of the year gong went to Byrne's team-mate Alan Mannus, while former St Patrick's Athletic and Shelbourne player Conan Byrne earned the Liam Tuohy Special Merit award for his charity work, including raising more than €13,000 for the Irish Cancer Society in a marathon walk to every League of Ireland ground in Dublin, as well as arranging conversations between of League of Ireland personalities and supporters. 

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