Roy Keane  and Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert look on from the bench prior during last Monday’s 1-1 draw with Southampton at Villa Park. Photograph:  Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

Quitting Aston Villa role unlikely to bring him back to managerial centre stage anytime soon

Roy Keane has stepped down from his role at Aston Villa. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The Republic of Ireland assistant manager said he could no longer balance the two roles

Stephen Bradley signed for Arsenal when he was 15. Photograph: Ray Cullen

Dubliner admits money was at the root of failure to reach potential

FAI chief executive John Delaney: was recently awarded a contract extension to 2020. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

Board ’more than pleased’ with running of the Association

 FAI chief executive   John Delaney. Photograph: Cathal Noonan / Inpho

Uncertainty remains over who instructed London firm to contact major newspapers

FAI chief executive John Delaney. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Guardian threatened with legal action if they identified FAI chief executive in Youtube clip

Football Association of Ireland chief executive John Delaney. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Delaney filmed singing ballad about IRA hunger strikers in Dublin pub last week

Ireland Manager Martin O’Neill and his backroom team. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Like the manager, Roy Keane now has some quiet time to ponder what 2015 might hold

Marginalised under Trap, Hoolahan has been very much a part of O’Neill’s plans

The flyers and the flops during the manager’s first 12 months

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