Rising Tipperary soccer star Barry Coffey nominated for Irish player of the year award

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Rising Tipperary soccer star Barry Coffey nominated for Irish player of the year award

Nenagh’s Barry Coffey pictured on the day that he signed with Glasgow Celtic.

Rising Nenagh soccer star Barry Coffey has been nominated for the Republic of Ireland international under-16 player of the year award - the nominees for the 2017 Football Association of Ireland international awards have been revealed and the winners will be unveiled at the RTÉ studios on Sunday, March 18th.

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.

Barry Coffey has been nominated for the under-16 international player of the year award alongside Jason Knight and Max Murphy.

In June 2017 Barry Coffey signed with Scottish footballing giant Glasgow Celtic. Coffey featured on the Nenagh AFC junior side which came within a point of winning the Limerick District League Premier Division last season while Barry also inspired Nenagh AFC to a first-ever FAI Under-17 Cup title in 2016. The Republic of Ireland international is the son of Noel and Noreen Coffey and is a brother to Andrew and Maeve.

Meanwhile Chris Higgins (St Michael’s) and David Joyce (Clonmel Celtic) have been nominated for the junior international player of the year award alongside Eoin Hayes of Newmarket Celtic in Clare.

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