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Damien Duff aims to play League of Ireland football before retirement

Updated: Monday, 31 Mar 2014 21:18 | Comments

Damien Duff: 'I'm not planning to hang up my boots any time soon' Duff was on target for Ireland in the 2002 World Cup
Damien Duff: 'I'm not planning to hang up my boots any time soon' Duff was on target for Ireland in the 2002 World Cup

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Former Republic of Ireland winger Damien Duff has said he intends to play League of Ireland football before he retires.

Duff, currently out injured and due to finish up his contract with Fulham at the end of the season, quit the international scene after Euro 2012.

However, the 35-year-old revealed that he will return to Ireland at some stage and is keen to end his playing days in the domestic league.

“It's definitely on my list to play in the League of Ireland,” the Dubliner said on Newstalk.

“I plan to move back home to raise my children in Ireland because I want them to see their family every day.

"I'm not planning to hang up my boots any time soon. I've an awful lot more left in the tank but I've got to get back fit first.”

The former Balckburn and Chelsea player added that he doesn’t really get time to watch the Ireland games these days.

“I wouldn’t say that I even watch the internationals anymore because they usually play at the same time I'm putting the kids to bed,” he added. 

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