Celtic defender Lee O'Connor has been nominated for three FAI International awards including under-21s player of the year.

The right-back spent the second half of last season on loan at Partick Thistle but was still able to make his Republic of Ireland debut and play a number of games for the under-21s outfit. And his international form has been recognised by the FAI.

O'Connor has been nominated in three categories: Goal of the year, under-21s player of the year and under-19s player of the year. His strike against Sweden in the under-21s European Championship qualifiers is up against Conor Hourihane's goal against Georgia and Troy Parrott's effort against the Swedes.

He takes on West Brom star Dara O'Shea - a former Celtic transfer target - and Aaron Connolly in the under-21s POTY category and, in the under-19s category, O'Connor squares-off against Hoops teammate and striker Jonathan Afolabi and Will Ferry of Southampton.

O'Connor, 19, joined Celtic last year on deadline day in a switch from Manchester United. He is yet to make his first-team debut.