Roy Keane

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Mossie Keane accepts the Cork Person of the Year Award on behalf of his son Roy  in 2005. Photograp: Daragh Mac Sweeney/Provision

The father of former Manchester United and Republic of Ireland player and former assistant manager Roy Keane has died. Maurice “Mossie” Keane, who su(...)

Friends form a guard of honour as the cortege makes its way to the cemetery after the funeral of 15-year-old Michael (Mikey) Leddy who died last week in Lanzarote. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

The talented 15-year-old footballer, who was tragically killed in a fall in Lanzarote last week, was affectionately known as “the Roy Keane of Meath”,(...)

 Conor Hourihane of Aston Villa runs with the ball during the pre-season friendly match between RB Leipzig and Aston Villa. Photograph:  Matthias Kern/Getty Images

By Sunday afternoon Mick McCarthy should have a slightly stronger sense of how his players with Premier League clubs are going to fare over the course(...)

Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane during Nottingham Forest’s Championship game against Derby County  at the  City Ground in February. Photograph:  Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

If there is one story that sums up Martin O’Neill’s inability to win over his players at Nottingham Forest it probably goes back to a prosaic game at (...)

Roy Keane has left his role as assistant manager at Nottingham Forest. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty

Roy Keane has left his role as assistant manager of Nottingham Forest, the club have confirmed. Keane arrived at The City Ground in January as Martin(...)

There was a photograph of Grant Leadbitter on his knees on the final whistle against Portsmouth. It screamed. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA Wire.

He was down by the sea again, down at a spot where he went fishing as a boy. Roker Pier, the lighthouse at the end, Grant Leadbitter would throw his l(...)

Leinster’s  Tadhg Furlong reacts as he scores the first try during the Champions Cup final  between Leinster and Saracens at St James’ Park  in Newcastle. Photograph:   Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty Images

Summertime, and the sporting seasons are overlapping. Being a proud Wexford man, Tadhg Furlong went along to Parnell Park with a few Leinster teammate(...)

Alex Scott interviews Raheem Sterling at the BT Sport Industry awards. Photograph: Jeff Spicer/Getty

My favourite show growing up was Goals on Sunday. Every Sunday, after coming home from mass, I would spend my morning watching the incredibly relaxed,(...)

Manchester United’s Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez will be in a hurry to forget this season. Photograph: PA

Manchester United A purple patch following José Mourinho’s sacking aside, it has been a truly disastrous season for United. There are any number of o(...)

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino: Oedipal struggle. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

It’s not just football tactics that have grown more complex since Roy Keane’s day, as Ken Early explained brilliantly this week. Football metaphors ar(...)

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