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“TROY SCORES! Ten zero to Ireland!”
-- Ludo Bagman's commentary during the Bulgaria v Ireland final in 1994 (GF8)

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Etymology

Troy is a surname of French origin, from the city of Troyes in France (Internet Surname Database). Troy was also a city (in what is now the Anatolia area of modern Turkey) besieged by the Greeks, as set out in the "Iliad" of Homer (MIT Classics).

Notes

Like the other members of the Irish National Team, Troy is named for one of J.K. Rowling's friends:

"The Irish Quidditch team players are all named after people I have known. 'Moran', 'Troy' and 'Quigley,' are good friends. 'Troy' is one of my very oldest friends and she also happens to be a passionate supporter of West Ham Football Club. It is in her honour that the only soccer team ever mentioned in the books is West Ham." (JKR)

In the film, the character of Troy is played by a male actor, but it is not specified in the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire book whether Troy is a male or female.

From the Web

Writing by J.K. Rowling on Pottermore: History of the Quidditch World Cup

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