Paddy ‘Rala’ O’Reilly celebrates with the Ireland rugby team on there way back to Dublin after winning the Six Nations last season. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Paddy O’Reilly, or ‘Rala’ as the Irish rugby team calls him, has been Ireland’s bagman for the last 20 years and ‘Baggage Master’, an uppity title (...)

Robbie Keane of Los Angeles Galaxy may have piqued   the interest of  Premier League manager with doubt over his future in MLS.  Photograph:   Harry How/Getty Images

QPR manager Harry Redknapp has played down the prospect of a move for Republic of Ireland captain Robbie Keane who recently suggested his days at LA (...)

Los Angeles Galaxy’s  Robbie Keane issues instructions to a teammate as Jermaine Jones of the New England Revolution looks on during the MLS Cup. Photograph: Getty Images  1:06

Robbie Keane has hitched up his shorts like Fabien Barthez and you can see the black kinesio tape on his hamstrings. He glugs down half a bottle of wa(...)

Robbie Keane and his LA Galaxy team mates lift the MLS Cup after skipper Keane’s extra time goal saw them to a 2-1 win over New England Revolution

Robbie Keane’s 111th minute strike may have been the goal which won the MLS Cup final for the LA Galaxy last night, but the Dubliner’s impact on the g(...)

Leinster’s 24-18 defeat against Harlequins at The Stoop rounded off a mixed weekend for the provinces in europe
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Lacklustre Leinster The provinces enjoyed decidedly mixed fortunes as they returned to European competition this weekend. On Sunday Matt O’(...)

Robbie Keane was in action in the MLS Cup Final which went to extra-time. Photograph: Harry How/Getty Images

LA Galaxy 2 New England Revolution 1 (AET) It wasn’t his best performance but Robbie Keane continued to cement his name in MLS soccer history w(...)

Robbie Keane (centre)  of the Los Angeles Galaxy celebrates after scoring a first half goal against Real Salt Lake in the second leg of the Western Conference semi-finals at StubHub Center on November 9th, 2014, in Los Angeles, California. Photograph: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images 1:06

LA Galaxy v New England Revolution StubHub Centre, Carson, California, Sunday BT Sport 2 (Kick-off: 8pm Irish time) It’s nearly midday at(...)

Robbie Keane  was named the league’s Most Valuable Player ahead of Sunday’s final with New England Revolution.   Photograph: Harry How/Getty Images

To understand exactly why the Los Angeles Galaxy fans are so smitten by Robbie Keane we must turn the clock back to last year’s World Cup qualifier ag(...)

Republic of Ireland striker Robbie Keane has been named as Major League Soccer’s Most Valuable Player after leading the Los Angeles Galaxy to the MLS Final. Photograph: Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images 1:06

Republic of Ireland striker Robbie Keane has been named as Major League Soccer’s Most Valuable Player after captaining the Los Angeles Galaxy to the (...)

 Robbie Keane hoists the Western Conference trophy after the Los Angeles Galaxy advanced to the MLS Cup final on away goals after losing 2-1 away to the Seattle Sounders. Photograph:  Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images

Robbie Keane’s LA Galaxy side reached the MLS Cup final on Sunday after a 2-1 loss to the Seattle Sounders put them through to the championship game(...)