Monday 20 January 2020

WATCH: 'Keep away from boys' - Roy Keane offers priceless advice to two budding young journalists

Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane during a press conference at FAI National Training Centre, in Abbotstown, Co. Dublin. Photo by David Maher/Sportsfile
Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane during a press conference at FAI National Training Centre, in Abbotstown, Co. Dublin. Photo by David Maher/Sportsfile
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Roy Keane got a chance to take his mind off Friday's crucial encounter with Wales at the Aviva by making two young football fans' day.

Ahead of today's press conference, two kids from Aviva Soccer Sisters were invited to ask the former Manchester United and Ireland captain a question each.

The first asked the Corkman if Martin O'Neill was his best friend, he responded: "Is he my best friend? No, probably not.

"There are a few lads in Cork who are my best friends but we have a very good working relationship, very professional and I think we get on pretty well with each other because we don't see too much of each other. It's a big factor but he's one of my best friends, yeah."

The second question was whether Keane had any advice for his interviewer in her quest to become an international footballer.

"Train properly, be on time for training, listen to your coaches and when you get a bit older... keep away from the boys."

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