The Republic of Ireland international collected the award at the annual MDSA dinner at the Riverside Stadium on Monday evening. 

Marcus Tavernier retained the MDSA Young Player of the Year having scooped the gong at last year's awards. 

Boro boss Tony Pulis was joined by the rest of the first team squad at the dinner. They met supporters to sign autographs and pose for photos. 

Take a look at our gallery from the MDSA Awards Dinner above.