Date: 21st March 2017 at 5:43am
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Burnley’s Robbie Brady collected a hattrick of awards at the Republic of Ireland’s International Football Awards ceremony.

Our record transfer signing was named both Senior Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year at the FAI awards night in Dublin on Sunday evening, and he even travelled home with the International Goal of the Year following his winning header against Italy at the 2016 European Championships.

Celebrating all aspects of Irish football from the past 12 months, this was the first time a player had picked up a trio of gongs at the ceremony.

Speaking to the Official Site yesterday to discuss his success, Brady explained.

‘It’s a massive honour for me and for my family. This for me is a massive achievement. I’m over the moon.’

Having joined us in January from Norwich City, the 25 year old was up against colleague Jeff Hendrick for both of the Player of the Year categories.

Everton’s Seamus Coleman was named for the senior prize and for the younger category former Burnley loanee and now Brighton defender Shane Duffy was also shortlisted.

With the Republic of Ireland squad in attendance for the bash, Brady was cheered on by Stephen Ward following their selections for the upcoming games against Wales and Iceland.

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