Longford, originally, Ballyliffin, County Donegal. Son to parents Steve (Kildare) and Sarah (Mc Maughlin, Donegal) Coy. Father was also an army man, and Stephen was reared up in the camp Curragh. Three brothers JJ John Joe, Phillip and Anthony, four sisters, Ann, Birgid, Diedre, and Rosemary. Was a great place to grow up, had everything there swimming pool, gym, schools, handball court, playing pitches, and cinemas, plus a bus into Newbridge, if we wanted to go into town, the biggest camp in Ireland. Thousands on it, we were in the married quarters, like a town, many kids grew up in it, always something to do, primary school and tech school, with army teachers, as you would expect was a nice, but of course well disciplined way about it militaristic.