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Just what the doctor ordered - Roy Keane and Martin O'Neill visit Temple Street

Published 02/09/2014 | 20:56

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2 September 2014; Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill, left, and assistant manager Roy Keane with Eoin Conroy, 8 weeks old, from Castleknock, Co. Dublin, during a visit to Temple Street Childrens Hospital, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE
Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill, left, and assistant manager Roy Keane with Eoin Conroy, 8 weeks old, from Castleknock, Co. Dublin, during a visit to Temple Street Childrens Hospital, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE
2 September 2014; Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill, left, and assistant manager Roy Keane with 3 month old Realtaoin O'Lone, from Tyrrelstown, Co. Dublin, during a visit to Temple Street Childrens Hospital, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE
Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill, left, and assistant manager Roy Keane with 3 month old Realtaoin O'Lone, from Tyrrelstown, Co. Dublin, during a visit to Temple Street Childrens Hospital, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE
2 September 2014; Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane with Karol Cearnowska, 9 months old, and her  father Batiex, from Co. Fermoy, Co. Cork, during a visit to Temple Street Childrens Hospital, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE
Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane with Karol Cearnowska, 9 months old, and her father Batiex, from Co. Fermoy, Co. Cork, during a visit to Temple Street Childrens Hospital, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE

They might be about to start masterminding the Republic of Ireland's qualification campaign for Euro 2016 but manager Martin O'Neill and his assistant Roy Keane took time out of their busy schedules to brighten up the evenings of some sick children.

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The Republic of Ireland management duo visited Temple Street Children's Hospital this evening and spent some quality time with the young patients.

Keane even took the time to sign the Manchester United jersey of Ella Larkin who cheekily asked him for the autograph.

Tomorrow evening the Republic of Ireland take on Oman in a friendly, before the qualification campaign gets underway in earnest with a tricky away tie to Georgia on Sunday.

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