Irelad captain Roy Keane in action against Portugal at Lansdowne Road. ,  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill.The Irish times.

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Writer Roddy Doyle and Roy Keane pose for photographs at the Aviva Stadium with their book, Roy Keane The Second Half. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Roy Keane’s second autobiography has lived up to its publisher’s great expectations, selling 10,742 copies in Irish bookstores in the first three days(...)

West Ham United’s Mark Noble. He is a decent Premier League midfielder who played 20 times for England U21s but never made the senior squad

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Robbie Keane: The Liverpool experience could have been scarring but Keane just shook it off. Photograph: Donall Farmer

If Stephen Ireland exhibits supreme indifference to the idea of playing football for his country, then with each passing year it seems that Robbie Kea(...)

Manchester United interim manager Ryan Giggs sitting in the dug out with Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt during the match against Norwich

If you have Liverpool and Munster tattooed on your heart, you probably microwaved your remote control for dinner after an especially painful da(...)

Kevin Kilbane would be happy with Mick McCarthy or Roy Keane as king of the castle, or Republic of Ireland manager. Kilbane and Packie Bonner 
Packie Bonner 
were speaking at Dublin City Council’s Shared Histories – Smart Futures Summit on how people and sport can drive collaboration between the cities of England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Photograph: Jason Clarke

Finding a manager. Week six. Having listened to former internationals Kevin Kilbane and Packie Bonner in Dublin Castle yesterday it seems to be down t(...)

London Marathon men’s winner Tsegaye Kebede of Ethiopia after the race  on the Mall in central London. Photograph: Reuters

Amid the tightened security and heightened emotion prompted by the tragic events in Boston last week, Tsegaye Kebede of Ethiopia and Kenya’s P(...)