Soccer: Sean Maguire and John Martin in the running for FAI International Awards

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Sean Maguire's goal-scoring form with Cork City has earned him an Airtricity League Player of the Year nomination

Kilkenny's Sean Maguire and John Martin will be chasing more honours after making the shortlist for the FAI's international awards. 

The duo were on the list of nominees for the 2017 'Three' FAI International Awards, which were revealed on Friday. The event will be held in RTE Studios on Sunday, March 18.

Maguire is in the running for the SSE Airtricity League Player of the Year following his electric form with Premier Division champions Cork City. Maguire topped the League's scoring charts last year, a run which earned him a move to Preston North End.

As for Martin, the Paulstown native is one of three players listed for the Schools International Player of the Year - an award Maguire himself has previously won. The similarities between the two don't end there - Martin, who was a pupil at Presentation De la Salle Bagenalstown, also plays for Maguire's former club Waterford FC.

This year's staging of the Awards ceremony will be the 28th overall and will once again be broadcast live on RTE2 for an hour and a half in order to capture exclusive interviews, insightful features and the presentations of all awards.

The 'Hall of Fame' and 'International Personality' awards will be announced on the night, while the recipient of the 'Special Merit' Award is the late Jimmy Magee.

The 2017 'Three' FAI International Awards Nominees are:

Senior International Player of the Year
Shane Duffy
James McClean
Darren Randolph

Senior Women's International Player of the Year
Megan Campbell
Denise O'Sullivan
Harriet Scott

Young International Player of the Year
Cyrus Christie
Shane Duffy
Callum O'Dowda

International Goal of the Year
James McClean v Uruguay
James McClean v Wales
Jonathan Walters v Austria

Under-21 International Player of the Year
Harry Charsley
Josh Cullen
Olamide Shodipo

Under-19 International Player of the Year
Zachary Elbouzedi
Jayson Molumby
Declan Rice

Under-19 Women's International Player of the Year
Niamh Farrelly
Alex Kavanagh
Lucy McCartan

Under-17 International Player of the Year
Aaron Bolger
Aaron Connolly
Adam Idah

Under-17 Women's International of the Year
Sadhbh Doyle
Heather Payne
Tiegan Ruddy

Under-16 International Player of the Year
Barry Coffey
Jason Knight
Max Murphy

Under-16 Women's International Player of the Year
Amy Boyle Carr
Aoife Slattery
Emily Whelan

Under-15 Men's International Player of the Year
Seamas Keogh
Sean Kennedy
Troy Parrott

Junior International Player of the Year
Eoin Hayes (Newmarket Celtic)
Chris Higgins (St Michael's)
David Joyce (Clonmel Celtic) 

Intermediate Player of the Year
Jimmy Bradley (Cockhill Celtic)
Brian Fitzgerald (Cobh Wanderers)
Aidan Roche (Liffey Wanderers)

Colleges & Universities International Player of the Year
Sean McLoughlin (UCC)
Daire O'Connor (UCD)
Ross Then (DCU)

Schools International Player of the Year
Shane Blaney (St Eunan's College, Letterkenny)
Neil Farrugia (St Andrew's College, Blackrock)
John Martin (Presentation De La Salle, Bagenalstown)

Football For All International Player of the Year
David Bissett (Homeless World Cup squad)
Gary Hoey (Amputee squad)
Gary Messitt (Cerebral Palsy squad)

SSE Airtricity League Player of the Year
Sean Maguire (Cork City)
Conor McCormack (Cork City)
Patrick McEleney (Dundalk)

Special Merit
Jimmy Magee