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Big week for Cork soccer

Thursday, 16th March, 2017 1:00am

Cork City FC’s Seanie Maguire, Conor McCarthy and Saoirse Noonan are among the players who made the shortlist for the FAI Awards, due to be held at the weekend. Avondale United's Mark Horgan is also on the shortlist.

Maguire, who is in senstional formisor City so far this season, is up against Dundalk players Andy Boyle and Daryl Horgan for Airtricity League Player of the Year; while Noonan, who also won an All-Ireland for the Cork Minor footballers in 2016, is up for the Under 17 Women’s International Player of the Year.

Meanwhile, 18 year old McCarthy is nominated for the FAI School’s International Player of the Year, an award won last year by Conor Ellis. McCarthy played his schools football with Scoil Mhuire gan Smál in Blarney.

Mark Horgan plays for Avondale United in the Munster Senior League and has also represented Ireland at intermediate level. He captained the Irish Defence Forces squad at the recent Defence Forces World Cup. He is up for Intermediate Player of the Year alongside Peter Doherty and Andy McNulty.

On the senior international front, Robbie Brady, Jeff Hendrick and Ireland captain Seamus Coleman will battle it out for Senior International Player of the Year after their exploits in Euro 2016, with Brady and Hendrick both up for Young International Player of the Year alongside Shane Duffy.

Brady’s memorable winner against Italy at Euro 2016 is up for Goal of the Year, as well as Wes Hoolahan’s effort against Sweden and James McClean’s winner against Austria in the 2018 World Cup campaign.

The nominations for Senior Women’s International Player of the Year include Karen Duggan, Aine O’Gorman and Stephanie Roche.

This year’s ceremony - which will be the 27th overall – will be live on RTE2 from 8pm on Sunday, where the nominees will be joined by special guests and the Republic of Ireland men’s senior squad.

Elsewhere, Cork’s John Egan has earned a call-up to the international squad as they prepare to face Wales later this month in the World Cup qualifying campaign.

The Brentford player, who is from Bishopstown, is one of two new faces in Martin O’Neill’s 39-man provisional squad. Reading’s Liam Kelly has also been called up to the squad.

The Irish squad includes former Cork City FC players Shane Long, Kevin Doyle and Daryl Horgan. Douglas native Colin Doyle, a goalkeeper with Bradford City, is also among the 39. The squad will be cut down after this weekend.

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