PFAI & TISSOT ANNOUNCE NOMINEES
Monday, 07 November 2011 13:14
The Professional Footballers' Association of Ireland (PFAI) and Tissot announced the nominees for the 2011 PFAI Player of the Year Awards at a press briefing in the Grand Hotel, Malahide, Co Dublin. The prestigious 2011 Tissot sponsored PFAI Awards will take place on Saturday 12 November at the Burlington Hotel in Dublin.

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The nominations for the Players' Player of the Year, First Division Player of the Year, Young Player of the Year, Irish Overseas Player of the Year, and Referee of the Year, along with the Premier Division and First Division teams of the Year as voted for by the League of Ireland players, were all announced.

The Irish Overseas Players of the Year award is also voted for by the League of Ireland players in both the premier and first divisions, with Republic of Ireland internationals Richard Dunne, Wes Hoolahan and Shane Long the three nominated players.  

Mr Justin Thompson, Country Manager, The Swatch Group Ireland, congratulated all of the nominees and also the players selected on both the Premier and First Division teams of the year.  "Tissot is delighted to be the new sponsor of the PFAI Awards and we are looking forward to working with the PFAI.  I would like to congratulate the nominees for the PFAI Players' Awards, the individuals named on the Premier and First Division teams of the season and also the Irish Overseas Player of the Year nominees."   

"We are delighted to have such a prestigious partner in Tissot to sponsor our awards.  The success of our clubs and players has enabled us to attract such a sponsor." Stephen McGuinness, PFAI General Secretary, said.

"We're looking forward to the biggest awards night in the Association's history and a great finale to a fantastic domestic season."

 


PFAI PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2011 - NOMINATIONS


PLAYER OF THE YEAR NOMINEES

Eoin Doyle (Sligo Rovers)

Daryl Kavanagh (St Patrick's Athletic)

Mark Quigley (Dundalk)

Richie Ryan (Sligo Rovers)

Pat Sullivan (Shamrock Rovers)

Eamon Zayed (Derry City)

 

YOUNG PLAYER OF THE YEAR NOMINEES

Daniel Lafferty (Derry City)

James McClean (Derry City)

Enda Stevens (Shamrock Rovers)

 


FIRST DIVISION PLAYER OF THE YEAR NOMINEES

Sean Brennan (Monaghan United)

David Cassidy (Shelbourne)

Graham Cummins (Cork City)

 

 

IRISH OVERSEAS PLAYER OF THE YEAR NOMINEES


Richard Dunne (Aston Villa)


Wes Hoolahan (Norwich City)


Shane Long (West Bromwich Albion)

 


REFEREE OF THE YEAR NOMINEES


Neil Doyle

Alan Kelly

Paul Tuite

 


PREMIER DIVISION TEAM OF THE YEAR


Ger Doherty (Derry City)

Pat Sullivan (Shamrock Rovers)

Stewart Greacen (Derry City)

Craig Sives (Shamrock Rovers)

Enda Stevens (Shamrock Rovers)

Stephen Bradley (St Patrick's Athletic)

Daryl Kavanagh (St Patrick's Athletic)

Richie Ryan (Sligo Rovers)

Mark Quigley (Dundalk)

Eamon Zayed (Derry City)

Eoin Doyle (Sligo Rovers)

 

FIRST DIVISION TEAM OF THE YEAR


Mark McNulty (Cork City)

Danny Murphy (Cork City)

Stephen Paisley (Shelbourne)

Pat Purcell (Limerick)

Lorcan Fitzgerald (Shelbourne)

Sean Brennan (Monaghan United)

Gearoid Morrissey (Cork City)

David Cassidy (Shelbourne)

Shane Duggan (Cork City)

Graham Cummins (Cork City)

Philip Hughes (Shelbourne)