Coleman nominated for top 3/FAI award

Coleman nominated for top 3/FAI award
Seamus Coleman has been nominated for the 3 /FAI Senior International Player of the Year for 2013.

Seamus Coleman has been nominated for the 3 /FAI Senior International Player of the Year for 2013.

The Killybegs native has been in exceptional form recently with both Ireland, who he skippered in October’s World Cup qualifier in Germany, and his club Everton.

Coleman has been nominated alongside David Forde and Robbie Keane, while Ciaran Clark, James McCarthy and James McClean have shortlisted for Young Player of the Year.

Aston Villa defender Clark’s father Michael was brought up in Ballyare and McCarthy’s late grandfather Packie Coll was from Doirenamainsear in Annagry.

Shane Duffy, who is currently on loan at Yeovil Town from Everton, is in the running for the U-21 Player of the Year award.

Duffy is born in Derry and his father Brian is from Letterkenny. Sean Murray from Watford and Millwall’s Aiden O’Brien are also in contention for the award.

Malachy McDermott from Cockhill Celtic has been shortlisted for the Intermediate Player of the Year.

The awards ceremony will take place at RTE on Sunday, March 2.