NAME: Rossa John Daniel Martin
DOB: Derry, 25 March 1981
HEIGHT: 5ft 9ins
HOME TOWN: Newry
OCCUPATION: 'A' level student
HOBBIES: Basketball and Tennis
PREVIOUS CLUBS: Oxford (derry), Lisburn Youth, Brookvale
NEWRY TOWN DEBUT: Bangor, May 1988
CLUB NICKNAME: Some think Rossa is my nickname!
MOST DIFFICULT OPPONENT: Wes Brown
FAVOURITE IRISH LEAGUE PLAYER: Johnny Mac
FAVOURITE PLAYER: Diego Maradona
FAVOURITE TEAM: Arsenal
BEST GROUND PLAYED ON: Castlereagh Park, Ards
MOST MEMORABLE MATCH: N.Ireland schoolboys U15 against Scotland U15 schoolboys
WINNERS HONOURS: N.Ireland Schools Cup twice while at St.Columb's Derry
International call-up for rising star Rossa....*
Newry Town's young starlit, Rossa Martin, has been called up to attend a special training day over the festive period with the Northern Ireland under-17 youth team.
The youth squad are continuing with their preparations for their European Championship matches, which includes games against the Republic of Ireland in March 1999.
As part of the preparation, a special training day has been arranged on Monday December 21, and will include all English based youth players.
Rossa, who already has number of International youth caps, is originally from Derry, although he now lives and plays his football in Newry.
The Newry Town management have high hopes in the future for the 17 year-old 'A' level student.
*Source: Talk of the Town 12 December 1998