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Watch: Roy Keane Claims He Used To Smoke But Quit At 11-Years Old

Gary Connaughton
By Gary Connaughton
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RTÉ brought Comic Relief to our screens for the first time tonight, hoping to raise some much needed money for charity.

The stars of Derry Girls and Normal People signed up to take part, and even Roy Keane gave it a go. It's all for a great cause, to which you can donate here, with all monies raised being split amongst Irish charities later this year.

As is usually the case when he appears on screen, Roy Keane stole the show.

Along former Munster star and Donnacha O'Callaghan and The Young Offenders star Hilary Rose, he was quizzed on all things Cork.

While O'Callaghan would win the quiz, the revelation of the evening was without doubt Roy Keane revealing he gave up the smokes when he was 11-years old.

Now, there could well be a bit of artistic licence with this claim, but we prefer to think of it as the tale of the 11-year old smoker who gave up the cigarettes and went on to captain his country as a result.


There's hope for us all yet. Keane also revealed he used his friend's birth cert to lie about his age and get into teenage discos, wherein he said he got his first shift.

Safe to say he was on form. People unsurprisingly loved his appearance on the TV special.

To donate to Comic Relief, you can click here.


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