David McGoldrick named Ireland's Player of the Year

David McGoldrick has won Senior Men's Player of the Year in the 'Three' FAI International Awards.

The Sheffield United striker beat off competition from Glenn Whelan and Enda Stevens.

McGoldrick was one of the key players for Ireland last year and he scored his first international goal in the 1-1 draw with Switzerland at the Aviva Stadium.

Alan Browne was named young player of the year.

McGoldrick said: "There are a lot of players that could have got it for their performances for this qualifying campaign.

"There is a wealth of experience and young talented players, so it is a real honour and privilege to win this award ahead of them.

"I had been in and out of the squad but to get game time and show what I can do, and then win this award at the end of it against the likes of Enda Stevens and Glenn Whelan, I'm proud of myself for that.

"It has been a crazy year that has gone really fast. With Covid-19 it has made it even weirder. My performances have been good and my recent Premier League goals are what I wanted.

"Altogether it has been a crazy and weird season."

Louise Quinn was named Women's International Player of the Year yesterday.