Richard Dunne named FAI Senior International Player of the Year

The Aston Villa defender was honoured as Ireland's best player for 2011 at the ceremony in Dublin on Sunday night
Richard Dunne has been named the FAI's Senior International Player of the Year for 2011.

The Aston Villa defender beat LA Galaxy's Robbie Keane and West Bromwich Albion's Keith Andrews to the award.

Dunne, 32, is currently injured and will be out of action for six weeks with a clavicle problem but is expected to be fit for Ireland's Euro 2012 campaign in June.

Elsewhere, Darron Gibson won the Goal of the Year award for his strike against Wales last February and Darren O'Dea won the Young International Player of the Year.

Hull City's Robbie Brady was named Under-21 Player of the Year while former Shamrock Rovers defender Pat Sullivan was voted the Airtricity League Player of the Year.

Domestic champions Rovers were awarded the Special Merit Award for their ground-breaking achievements in Europe last year, as they became the first Irish team to qualify for the group stages of a Uefa competition.

Former Republic of Ireland midfielder Ray Houghton was inducted into the FAI Hall of Fame, while former Czech midfielder Pavel Nedved was awarded the International Personality of the Year award.

The full list of winners:

Senior International Player of the Year Richard Dunne

3 International Goal of the Year Darron Gibson

Young International Player of the Year
Darren O'Dea

Airtricity League Player of the Year Pat Sullivan

Hall of Fame Ray Houghton

International Personality Pavel Nedved

Special Merit Award Shamrock Rovers team

Under 21 International Player of the Year Robbie Brady

Under 19 International Player of the Year John Egan

Under 17 International Player of the Year Sean Kavanagh

Under 16 International Player of the Year Kyle McFadden

Senior Women's International Player of the Year Niamh Fahey

Under 19 Women's International Player of the Year Grace Moloney

Under 17 Women's International Player of the Year Chloe Mustaki

Junior International Player of the Year James Walsh

Intermediate Player of the Year Brendan O'Connell

Football for All International Player of the Year
Adrian Clarke

FAI School's International Player of the Year Hugh Douglas