John Hartson was named as International Personality of 2016 by the Football Association of Ireland.
The former Celtic striker is a regular visitor to Ireland and a popular television pundit.
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Last night’s awards largely looked back on the successful Euro 16 campaign with Robbie Brady picking up a hat-trick of awards.
The Burnley man was on stage to collect the Player of the Year award, Young Player of the Year award and International Goal of the Year.
Brady scored the golden goal against Italy that took Ireland through to the knock out phase after being drawn alongside Sweden, Belgium and the Italians.
After drawing 1-1 in the opener with Sweden, Ireland lost 3-0 to Belgium and needed to win their final group match.
Despite a storming display the game looked like turning into another hard luck story until Brady scored in the 85th minute.
In the last 16 Ireland lost out to hosts France who finished runners-up to Portugal in the final.