2016               Sean Maguire                     (Cork City)

2015               Brandon Miele                    (Shamrock Rovers)

2014               Daryl Horgan                       (Dundalk)

2013               Richie Towell                       (Dundalk)

2012               Chris Forrester                     (St Patrick’s Athletic)

2011               Enda Stevens                       (Shamrock Rovers)

2010               Shaun Williams                    (Sporting Fingal)

2009               Conor Powell                        (Bohemian FC)

2008               Niall McGinn                        (Derry City)

2007               Mark Quigley                       (St Patrick’s Athletic)

2006               Kevin Deery                          (Derry City)

2005               Patrick McCourt                  (Derry City)

2004               Daryl Murphy                      (Waterford United)

2003               Eamon Zayed                       (Bray Wanderers)

2002/2003    Wesley Hoolahan                (Shelbourne)

2001/2002    Robbie Martin                     (UCD)

2000/2001    Richie Foran                         (Shelbourne)           

1999/2000    Richie Baker                         (Shelbourne)

1998/1999    Richie Baker                         (Shelbourne)

1997/1998    Colin Hawkins                      (St Patrick’s Athletic)

1996/1997    Gary Beckett                       (Derry City)

1995/1996    Mick O’Byrne                       (UCD)

1994/1995    Billy Woods                           (Cork City)

1993/1994    Jim Crawford                        (Bohemian FC)

1992/1993    Richie Purdy                         (Dundalk)

1991/1992    Tony McCarthy                    (Shelbourne)

1990/ 1991   Barry Ryan                           (Limerick City)

1989/1990    Vinny Arkins                         (Shamrock Rovers)

& Tony Cousins                    (Dundalk)

1988/1989    Liam Coyle                            (Derry City)

1987/1988    Paul McGee                         (Bohemian FC)

1986/1987    Martin Bayly                        (Sligo Rovers)

1985/1986    Liam O’Brien                        (Shamrock Rovers)

1984/1985    Peter Coyle                           (Limerick City)

1983/1984    Joe Hanrahan                      (UCD)

1982/1983    Ken de Mange                     (Home Farm)

1981/1982    Jack McDonagh                   (Bohemian FC)