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Tuesday 08 May 2018
2018 Northern Ireland Football Awards winners

Northern Ireland U21 international, Gavin Whyte, was the big winner at local football’s gala awards which were held last night (7 May).

The Crusaders player picked up the Danske Bank player of the year and Dream Spanish Homes young player of the year.

Jonny Evans received the International personality of the year, while women’s football personality of the year was 17-year old Linfield and Northern Ireland goalkeeper Lauren Perry.

Jimmy Nicholl, who won 73 caps for Northern Ireland and who played at the World Cups in 1982 and 1986 was inducted into the Malcolm Brodie Hall of Fame.

Full list of award winners:

DANSKE BANK PLAYER OF THE YEAR:
Gavin Whyte
DREAM SPANISH HOMES YOUNG PLAYER OF THE YEAR: 
Gavin Whyte
BETMcLEAN MANAGER OF THE YEAR:
Oran Kearney
TRAVEL SOLUTIONS INTERNATIONAL PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR:
Jonny Evans
NON-SENIOR CLUB OF THE YEAR:
Dundela

UHLSPORT PREMIERSHIP TEAM OF THE YEAR:
GK Chris Johns - Coleraine
RB Billy Joe Burns - Crusaders
CB Stephen O’Donnell - Coleraine
CB Gareth McConaghie - Coleraine
LB Aaron Traynor - Coleraine
RW Gavin Whyte - Crusaders
CM Ciaron Harkin - Coleraine
CM Mark Sykes - Glenavon
LW Paul Heatley - Crusaders
CF Jamie McGonigle - Coleraine
CF Joe Gormley - Cliftonville

WOMEN’S FOOTBALL PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR:
Lauren Perry
SODEXO CHAMPIONSHIP PLAYER OF THE YEAR:
Michael McCrudden

BLUEFIN SPORT CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM OF THE YEAR:
GK Martin Gallagher - Institute 
RB Ryan Morrow - Institute
CB John Boyle - Newry City
CB Mark Scoltock - Institute
LB Eamonn Seydak - Institute 
RW David Scullion - Larne
CM Samuel McIlveen - Ballyclare Comrades
CM Niall Grace - Institute; LW Chris Lavery - Portadown
CF Michael McCrudden - Institute
CF Mark McCabe - Newry City

PREMIER INTERMEDIATE LEAGUE PLAYER OF THE YEAR:
Jordan Hughes

BELLEEK PREMIER INTERMEDIATE LEAGUE TEAM OF THE YEAR
GK Declan Brown - Queen’s University
RB Matthew King - Dundela
CB Jay Magee - Dundela
CB Matthew McManus - Queen’s University 
LB Jordan Morrison - Dundela
RW Matthew Hughes - Queen’s University
CM Barry Walsh - Queen’s University
CM David McMaster - Dundela 
LW Mikey Withers - Lisburn Distillery
CF Matthew Ferguson - Lisburn Distillery
CF Jordan Hughes - Dundela 

The Jordan’s Gift Goal of the Season: 
Billy Joe Burns v Linfield 
The Golden Boot: 
Joe Gormley 
The Malcolm Brodie Hall of the Fame: 
Jimmy Nicholl