How old is Roy Keane, when did his dog Triggs die and how many children does he have?

By | 13th June 2019

ONE of the most combative midfielders of his generation, Roy Keane taking part in Soccer Aid 2019.

The former United and Ireland star will be joining up with the Rest of the World team at Stamford Bridge.

Keane was the enforcer in Sir Alex Ferguson's all-conquering United side
Keane was the enforcer in Sir Alex Ferguson’s all-conquering United side
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Keane was famously sent home from the 2002 tournament after a bust-up with then boss Mick McCarthy.

How old is Roy Keane?

AFTER a 17-year career, Keane hung up up his boots in 2006.

He’s since gone on to manage Sunderland and Ipswich Town, before taking up the Irish assistant job in 2014.

Born in 1971, he is currently 46 years old.

When did his dog Triggs die?

KEANE’s Labrador retriever Triggs shot to stardom when the Irish midfielder was spotted walking his dog following the 2002 World Cup incident.

The stoney-faced Keane was accompanied by the bouncing dog which melted hearts around the world, with the United man telling the press: “Unlike humans, dogs don’t talk s***.”

As a result, Triggs ended up with her own biography and was regularly snapped out and about with the Irishman.

Keane was pictured in 2002 with his dog Triggs in tow
Keane was pictured in 2002 with his dog Triggs in tow
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The Irish ace was regularly seen out walking near his home in Cheshire
The Irish ace was regularly seen out walking near his home in Cheshire
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In 2010 it was revealed she had contracted cancer, but managed to live a further two years until her death in 2012.

Keane said at the time: “You will have me crying in a minute, so be careful. She had a good life. She was about 13 and unless you’ve had a dog you will never understand. She had a good innings, as they say.”


 

How many children does he have?

KEANE met his wife Theresa Doyle in 1992 and the pair tied the knot in 1997.

They have five children together – Shannon, Caragh, Aidan, Leah and Alanna.

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