Boy, 12, shows off crazy rugby skills

Published Thursday, 25 July 2013
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A 12-year-old boy from Co Donegal has impressed thousands of people, after showing off his impressive rugby skills - including booting a ball over his house and into a wheelie bin.

Ross Doogan, who plays for Tir Chonaill RFC, coolly carries out lots of crazy trick shots on camera.

With stunning accuracy, he hits his target every time and seems completely unfazed by the difficulty of the shots.

With the whole performance set to music, Ross simply ends his video stating: "I'm Ross Doogan ..."

Then, casually kicking the rugby ball backwards over his head, he adds: "Thanks for watching."

And the ball lands square in a bin behind him. Easy as that.

Recently, French football legend Eric Cantona impressed with a rugby trick shot of his own during a charity game in his home country.

He took a penalty kick but, instead of scoring, deliberately dinged the ball off the crossbar.

But even King Cantona had to admit that he wasn't sure he could do it every time.

Years ago, another young sportsman created a stir when he showed off his own trick shots.

Co Down's Rory McIlroy was just nine when he appeared on the Kelly Show on UTV, chipping golf balls into a front-loading washing machine.

Ross's rugby video was posted online just under a fortnight ago and has already attracted more than 40,000 views - even drawing the attention of Ulster Rugby.

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11 Comments
s magowan in belfast wrote (321 days ago):
After the death of the young Carrickfergus schoolboy I think that this young talent would be better off playing a less dangerous sport
Shaun Doogan in Donegal, Ireland wrote (321 days ago):
The song is 'Chase' by an up and coming Irish band called 'Mojo GoGo' (The lead guitar in Mojo GoGo is Ross' cousin)
Geoff. Bentham in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, KK wrote (336 days ago):
Well done young fella. I've coached junior rugby for 18 years & I've not seen talent like that. Best of luck for the future.
Peer in Belfast wrote (355 days ago):
No I'm serious. Who is that singing? They compliment your rugby skills video superbly but who are they? They are superb
Kevin in Belfast wrote (362 days ago):
Amazing skills, definitely a future Ulster and Ireland player.
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