Kilmallock's Aoife Cronin and Castletroy's John Ryan
TWO Limerick teenagers have been short-listed for FAI International Player of the Year awards.
Both are at U15 level.
Kilmallock's Aoife Cronin and Castletroy's John Ryan.
In the U15 Women's International Player of the Year, Cronin faces opposition from Ellen Molloy and Jessie Stapleton.
In the past week, Cronin was unveiled as a member of the new Treaty United squad for the forthcoming senior soccer season.
Also part of that new Treaty United squad is Aoife Horgan. A native of Kerry, Horgan is nominated in the FAI U16 Player of the Year category - the St Joseph's Secondary School Ballybunion student facing opposition from Kerryanne Browne and Della Doherty.
Meanwhile, John Ryan is nominated in the U15 Men's International Player of the Year category, along with Evan Ferguson and Glory Nzingo.
In January, Ryan helped the Republic of Ireland U16 team to a third-placed finish in the Aegean Cup in Turkey.
Castletroy teenager Ryan made nine appearances for the Rep of Ireland U15s last season, since making his debut for the side in Poland last November.
The Castletroy College student initially played his schoolboy soccer locally with Aisling Annacotty.
In 2017, he joined St Kevins Boys, of Dublin. At the start of last year, the highly rated teenager signed for Shamrock Rovers.
The versatile Ryan, who also played GAA with Monaleen, is a past pupil of Milford NS and Gaelscoil Castletroy.
This is the 30th year of the FAI International Awards and celebrates the performances of players in the previous international season.
Senior Men's International Player of the Year
Senior Women's International Player of the Year
Young International Player of the Year
'Three' International Goal of the Year
Conor Hourihane v Georgia
Lee O’Connor v Sweden
Troy Parrott v Sweden
U21 International Player of the Year
U19 Men's International Player of the Year
U19 Women's International Player of the Year
U18 Men's International Player of the Year
U17 Men's International Player of the Year
U17 Women's International Player of the Year
U16 Men's International Player of the Year
U16 Women's International Player of the Year
U15 Men's International Player of the Year
U15 Women's International Player of the Year
SSE Airtricity League Player of the Year
Jack Byrne (Shamrock Rovers)
Sean Gannon (Dundalk)
Chris Shields (Dundalk)
Intermediate Player of the Year
Alan McGreal (Crumlin United)
Dave O’Leary (Avondale United)
Conor Tourish (Letterkenny Rovers)
Junior International Player of the Year
Jordan Buckley (Usher Celtic)
Sean Guerins (St Michaels)
Kieran McDaid (Buncrana Hearts)
Colleges & Universities International Player of the Year
Dean Kelly (IT Carlow)
Maurice Nugent (NUI Galway)
Rob Slevin (University College Cork)
Schools International Player of the Year
Brandon Bermingham (St Mary’s Diocesan School, Drogheda)
Josh Honohan (St Francis College, Rochestown)
Niall O’Keefe (De La Salle College, Wateford)
Football For All International Player of the Year
Laurence Bryan (Street League)
Thomas Donogher (Powerchair)
Dillon Sheridan (Cerebral Palsy)
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