Manchester via Crumlin

Ooh on Morrissey’s Crumlin links to Robbie Keane

Come Here To Me!

The recent revelation that Morrissey and Robbie Keane are related was news to many, and the story was first brought to our attention by the brilliantly named sports website balls.ie. An image of the two arm in arm, along with a brief post from Morrissey himself, has been flying around the internet.

Morrissey wrote that:

It was a joyous head-storm to attend LA Galaxy -v- Club Tijuana last night and to see captain Robbie Keane score in the fourth minute. Why, exactly?

Well, family tree aficionados will be aware that Robbie and I share the same Irish blood; his late grandfather (Thomas Nolan) being my own father’s cousin. In filial terms the Irish blood, English heart genetic between Robbie and I is evident – his chin is my chin, my chin is his. Robbie was raised on Captains Road (as was my mother) in Crumlin (Dublin), before he was…

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