Fermoy footballer who played for Ireland ‘will go far’

A talented young footballer who recently represented Ireland in an U15s game has been hotly-tipped by his Fermoy FC coach to go far. 

Rojus ‘Roy’ Vitkevicius, a student at St Colman’s College, Fermoy, represented Ireland playing centre back in an U15s game against Shamrock Rovers, who had nine internationals playing on their team, at the start of November.  

The match was a one-all draw. Rojus has previously taken part in Fermoy FC’s ’emerging talent’ programme run by Tommy Clancy and Brendan O’Hagan.

A fellow graduate of the programme has been Joe O’Brien, who now plays for Cork City.

Rojus Vitkevicius, 14, from Fermoy.

Roy has also participated in FAI emerging talent programmes and travels once a month to Dublin with the rest of the Irish team, a sign of his commitment to his sport, his Fermoy U15s coach Ricky Ivory said.

“The club, coaches, his team mates, and of course his parents, are all very proud of his achievements,” Mr Ivory said. 

“He was also part of the St Colman’s team who won the Munster Cup for the first time. Roy’s career is definitely one to watch; I’d imagine he’ll go far.”