FAI confirm McCarthy is aware of RTE interview


Mick McCarthy is considering what comments to make in response to Roy Keane's television interview on RTE this evening.

A group of 20 football journalists gathered outside the Izumo Royal Hotel, where the Republic of Ireland are based, at 6.45 a.m. (local time) in the hope of getting a response from the manager.

FAI press officer Brendan McKenna told journalists: "Mick is aware of the situation and will make a comment on it some time this morning when he has had time to consider what comment he wishes to make.

"But at the moment there is no indication when that will be."

In the interview Keane claimed "maybe there is a way" he could still play in the World Cup - but added the decision was not up to him.