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FIVE MINUTES WITH… Roy Duffy

Name: Roy Duffy

Age: 28

Occupation: Health Care Assistant

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Team: Raphoe Town

If you were throwing a party and you could invite anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would you ask around?
I would invite Kevin Hart as he is funny and up for a laugh just like myself.

Where do you like to go out to celebrate after a big victory?
I like to head to Friel’s pub in Raphoe after a good win as the craic is always good in there.

What’s the worst pitch you’ve ever played on?
Think the worst pitch I’ve played on was in Dunfanaghy. It was like a big hill and it was hard to run on and I don’t like to run.

Which character in any film are you most like?
I feel like I’m most like Will Smith as he smooth and silky when it comes to the ladies just like myself!

Any odd items in your kit bag? No odd items in my kit bag just my gear and my hair gel!

Who’s the biggest joker in the team you play for?
The biggest joker in the team has to be Keelin Bogle as he always pulls out the dance moves when the music is on in the changing rooms.

Which team mate has the best looking other half?
All the boys have good looking women in fairness but I do think David Craig is punching above his weight a bit. Don’t think he will be car pooling any more with me now after he sees this!

Who is the worst/best trainer? Worst trainer is Seamus Bogle and best trainers are Christy Bogle and David Craig. Them two boys are always the first men on the pitch.

Who spends most time in front of the mirror in the dressing room?
Christy Bogle is always in front of the mirror he really does love himself.

Who’s the best/worst person to sit beside on the team bus?
The best player to sit beside on the bus is Seamus Bogle as he shares his sweets with me. The worst has to be Shane Dolan as he always tells us bad jokes and one-liners and he thinks they’re funny.

Who has the best and who has the worst diet on the team, and what does it include?
David has the best diet as you always see him eating his fruit and Craig Kelly is the worst always see that man eating chicken or wedges before heading to games.

Toughest opponent you have faced?
Toughest opponent I faced I would say was Whitestrand this year as they are a hard fighting team and never give up until the end.

Best or worst quote you’ve heard, either from a manager, player, opponent? Shane always comes out with the worst quotes. He says that many they are hard to remember.

Best manager you’ve ever played under?
I’ve played under some great managers in my time but I’ll stick with with Shane Dolan as he is not just a manager, he is one of the lads too.

Best ever performance?
I was playing for Bonagee against Fanad a couple of years ago and saved two penalties and kept a clean sheet.

One to forget? The worst game was last year we played a team and myself and Seamus Bogle were on the beer until four in the morning and I had to get David to stop driving because I thought I was going to get sick. When the game started I dropped the ball into my own net and I think I was still drunk.


When you were playing in the back garden, who did you pretend to be?
When I was young I always wanted to become a professional keeper but that didn’t happen. I always thought I was Pepe Reina!

If you were in charge of transfers, who’d be in and who’d be out of the team?
If I was in charge of transfers I would try and sign Kevin Doran as he is so quick and a great finisher in front of goal. The first player I would let go has to be Seamus Bogle as he is a bad influence on me because he is always up for the beer and always twists my arm to go with him!

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