Opinion Off the Ball

Monday 20 November 2017

Performance against Italy our most encouraging for years

Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane
Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane

Joe Molloy

Not for the first time, it's been a week where Roy Maurice Keane has overshadowed the more humdrum goings-on in Irish football.

It's hard to get enough of him, or certainly hard to avoid him. Just last week, a nothing pitch-side briefing produced a picture which promptly adorned the front pages.

He looked like some kind of ancient prophet – the hood up, the rain, the stare, those cheekbones.

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