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Republic management OK after crash

Published 09/06/2015 | 22:06

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill, left, and assistant Roy Keane were not seriously hurt in an accident on the M50
Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill, left, and assistant Roy Keane were not seriously hurt in an accident on the M50

Republic of Ireland boss Martin O'Neill and assistant Roy Keane were involved in a road traffic accident but not seriously hurt on Tuesday.

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The Football Association of Ireland announced the incident in a post on its Twitter feed, and a team spokesperson confirmed all involved avoided serious injury and were able to return to the team hotel.

The FAI stated on Twitter: " The ROI mgmt team were involved in collision on M50 earlier. Vehicle was rear ended in traffic. Have rtn'd to hotel & been seen by team Doc"

A spokesperson said O'Neill and Keane were accompanied by coaches S eamus McDonagh, S teve Guppy and Steve Walford at the time of the accident.

The worst any of the five suffered were minor injuries, the FAI confirmed, with the team doctor able to look after their scrapes.

The accident comes ahead of the Republic's Euro 2016 qualifying match against Scotland at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

The M50 motorway in Ireland runs in a C shape around much of Dublin.

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