Wednesday 21 February 2018

Marie Crowe: Delaney and Keane won't be our own Chuckle Brothers, but if it works, who cares?

Shock and awe has greeted the recruitment of Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane as the Irish management team.
Shock and awe has greeted the recruitment of Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane as the Irish management team.

IF someone had told me six months ago that John Delaney and Roy Keane would bury the hatchet, the immediate thought that would have sprung to mind was: "Yes, in the back of each other's heads."

But now, for the greater good, the two men – whose enmity had all the vinegar of the great sporting feuds like O'Sullivan and Gatland, Tiger and Sergio and Ali and Frazier – appear to have reached some kind of accord.

And they appear to have done it without getting the UN in as peace brokers.

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