Despite not getting the ‘Press Officer of the Year’ award the Finn Harps nominee Declan Kerr was delighted to be part of a very special occasion for the club as Finn Harps legend Brendan Bradley, the League of Ireland’s record goalscorer was honoured at Soccer Writers’ Association of Ireland’s annual awards in the Conrad Hotel, Dublin. Declan was a nominee in the ‘Press Officer of the Year’ category which was won by Dundalk Football Club after their marvelous 2016 in domestic and European football.
Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny took the top ‘Personality of the Year’ award on the night while Cork City’s Mark McNulty was named best goalkeeper of 2016.
Declan Kerr was delighted to be nominated and honoured to represent Finn Harps Football Club at the awards. “It was a big surprise to be nominated in the first place but it was really great to be in the company of some of the top names in Irish soccer past and present. It was extra special for Harps with Brendan Bradley being honoured. He is a true legend and a real gentleman into the bargain. Brendan really enjoyed the occasion and so many people were coming up to shake hands with the great striker during the evening” Declan said.
Republic of Ireland’s record goalscorer Robbie Keane received the Special International Career Achievement Award. The Master of Ceremonies was John Kenny of RTE Sport. Over 260 attended last night’s function including some of the top names in Irish soccer with the special guests including Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill. Familiar faces at the awards included Jimmy Magee, Brian Kerr, Noel King and Dermot Keely.
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