Monday 24 October 2016

Damien Duff parties in Bray ahead of rumoured Shamrock Rovers move

Damien Duff
Damien Duff

The worlds of sport and film collided over the weekend as Bray became the place to be for celebrities.

While it wasn't the football field, Irish soccer legend Damien Duff looked right at home relaxing in the grass as he watched his younger brother Jamie perform at Groove music festival in the town.

Duff, who has recently moved back to Ireland from Australia after a serious injury prompted him to leave his club Melbourne City, made the most of being unable to play and enjoyed a few pints of Guinness with friends at the music event.

After his departure from the Australian club, the former Ireland star, who retired from international football in 2012, is rumoured to be moving to League of Ireland side Shamrock Rovers.

While the Dublin team's manager Pat Fenlon didn't confirm that the winger will be joining the club, he did say at a recent press conference that the side needs "a lift".

"I think any quality player coming in to any league or club would help. We need a lift," the manager said.

The Dublin native showed he's a pro at festival fashion as he donned an unusual hat while he cheered on his little brother.

The sports star wasn't the only big name at the local festival over the weekend.

Superman actor Henry Cavill also mingled with locals at Groove, which is held on the grounds of Kilruddery House - one of the filming locations for hit historical series The Tudors, which the Brit previously starred in.

After spending six years shooting the show, Cavill is no stranger to the area and was spotted in popular haunt The Harbour bar after the festival, where he happily posed for pictures with fans.

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