Roger Wheeler

So Roger,
Tell us an interesting fact that not a lot of people know about you
Not too many people know that while I was dressed up as santy clause I fell out of a moving car and still managed to hold onto my can of linden village. That’s when I really realized I had hands for goal keeping.

Date and Place of birth
25/09/1980, the Combe Hospital, Dublin.

Marital status
Currently in a relationship.

Best advice given
Give it to her big and send her home early (regarding driving a golf ball that is)

Worst Advice given
You got to keep your head on a swivel in a cock fight like that.

Favourite Band
Not to sure about this one, currently liking the Arctic Monkeys, Razorlite and Hard-Fi

Favourite Film

Possibly Batman Begins, or is it Anchorman. I’m not to sure on that one either.

Favourite Food


Biggest influence on career

My family. Fair play to them for pointing me in the right direction.

Best goal
Well being a goal keeper I reckon ill let you know as soon as I score one.

Favourite game

Reserve league final where we won 3.1 to bet Kingscourt, in Kingscourt to complete our league and cup double in 2002. Oh the memories.

Game you’d rather forget
The 10:1 drumming we got playing against the D.D.S.L. at u14 level while playing for the N.E.C.S.L. team.

Are you superstitious?

What can I say, i’m a goal keeper, of course i’m superstitious.

Tell readers your favourite joke

What did one snowman say to the other? Can you smell carrots?…..

If you won €1 million on the lottery what would you buy and who for?

I would invest with my good friend Shane Dempsey so we could research the possibilities of manufacturing the first pair of “Scented” goal keeper gloves, so your hands aren’t smelly when you take them off??? (I have already patented the idea so no one try stealing it from me.)

Thank you Roger for putting yourself under the SPOTLIGHT.

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