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sweet post Roy Keane marks daughter Shannon's birthday with nostalgic series of photographs

Happy birthday to my eldest. You’ve brought me the most trouble but also the most joy x”

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Roy and his daughter Shannon

Roy and his daughter Shannon

Roy and his daughter Shannon

Roy Keane has shared a series of photos on Instagram to wish his eldest daughter Shannon a happy birthday.

The legendary footballer marked the occasion with a sweet post, uploading photos of the father daughter duo enjoying days out at amusement parks, riding bikes, and having some down time on the couch at home.

He told Shannon that she brought him “the most trouble” but added that she also brought “the most joy.”

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Roy captioned the post: “Happy birthday to my eldest. You’ve brought me the most trouble but also the most joy x”

The proud dad shares five children with wife Theresa Doyle: Shannon, Caragh, Aidan, Leah, and Alanna.

The pair met in 1992 while Keane was playing for Nottingham Forest and they tied the knot at the Church of Our Lady Crowned in Roy’s native Mayfield in Cork back in 1997.

Despite his sporting success, Keane has admitted that the thing he cherishes most is spending quality time with his family.

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After winning the Champions League with Manchester United in 1999, the footballer admitted that he was uninterested in celebrating with his teammates and instead just “longed to go home to Theresa and the kids.”

The former Sunderland manager previously said that he had been looking forward to seeing his family more after hanging up his boots, but the clan had other plans.

“My plan when I first stopped was we’re going to go on some family trips,” he explained.

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“We’re all going to spend time together, go walk in the park and after a month or two they didn’t have the same plan as me so I think they were kind of missing me going to work.

“I got offered the job at Sunderland and I was away on a family holiday and my family were looking at me... not saying it directly but going, ‘We kind of enjoy your company but not too much of it.’

“So, when the job came back up they were saying, ‘You should go for it!’” Keane laughed.
 

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