Sunderland defender John Egan named Republic of Ireland U19 Player of the Year

Sunderland defender John Egan has been named as the Republic of Ireland's Under-19 International Young Player of the Year for 2011.

Sunderland defender John Egan has been named as the Republic of Ireland's Under-19 International Young Player of the Year for 2011.

The Cork-born centre-back picked up the honour at yesterday's Football Association of Ireland (FAI) International Football Awards in Dublin.

Egan has just returned from a loan spell with Crystal Palace.

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