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Brady Scoops Irish Awards' Hat-Trick

20 March 2017

Robbie Brady swept the board at the Republic of Ireland's International Football Awards.

The Clarets' record 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.

Brady also won the prize for the International Goal of the Year for his winning header against Italy at Euro 2016, as he became the first player to pick up three awards at the ceremony which celebrates all aspects of Irish football from the past 12 months.

"It's a massive honour for me and for my family. This for me is a massive achievement. I'm over the moon," said the winger, 25 who joined Burnley from Norwich City in January.

Brady beat Turf Moor team-mate Jeff Hendrick to both of the player-of-the-year accolades, with Hendrick short-listed for the senior prize along with Everton full-back Seamus Coleman.

Hendrick was also nominated for the young player award, alongside Brighton defender and former Burnley loanee Shane Duffy.

The awards night, shown live on RTE, was attended by the senior Ireland squad, including Burnley defender Stephen Ward.

The Clarets' trio are part of the Irish squad selected for games against Wales and Iceland during the current international break.

However, Brady - whose late goal against Italy in Lille took Ireland into the last 16 of the Euro 2016 finals in France - is suspended for Friday night's World Cup Qualifier against Wales in Dublin.

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