Thursday 18 January 2018

VIDEO: Roy Keane puts Ireland's goalkeeping coach on his arse after cheeky training ground prank

Will Slattery

Will Slattery

Ireland are less than 48 hours away from their crucial Euro 2016 clash with Belgium but it seems that the coaching staff are keeping the mood light on the training ground.

A win for Ireland would seal their place in the last 16, but standing in their way is a star-studded side wounded after an opening defeat to Italy. Roy Keane was dismissive when asked if Ireland were favourites but he and the rest of the squad will be confident of getting a positive result after the team's opening performance against Sweden.

Read more: 'Have you been drinking?' - Roy Keane dismisses suggestion Ireland are favourites against Belgium

The Ireland assistant manager took some time out of his preparation for Saturday's game to play a prank on goalkeeping coach Seamus McDonagh this afternoon.

The unsuspecting McDonagh lined up a shot as the sneaky Keane slipped a football into his path, and before his colleague could realise what had happened, he was upended onto his backside.

It is good to see the Irish coaches keeping things loose ahead of such a pressurised game.

 

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