Watford's Sean Murray is one of three nominations for the Republic of Ireland's Under-21 Player of the Year award.

The 20-year-old Hornets midfielder is nominated alongside Shane Duffy, who is on loan at Yeovil Town from Everton and Aiden O'Brien, who is on loan at Torquay United from Millwall.

Murray, who joined Watford's academy at the age of nine, made an instant impact on his international Under-21s debut with an impressive goal against Italy in September 2012.

Since then he has gone on to win seven more caps for the youth side having previously played at both Under-17 and Under-19 levels.