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Earlier today we brought you great news from the Keane camp as they announced the birth of their second child.

Roy Keane  was then speaking with reporters today when he was asked if Robbie Keane would be available for selection for the Republic of Ireland team. 

He then delivered the most 'Roy Keane' response people had heard in a while. The 44-year old was confused as to why Robbie wouldn't be able to play. 

Reporters then noted that his wife had just had a baby. 

Roy Keane doesn't exactly have a history of being the most patient of interviewees over the years.  However, this one-liner will more than likely go down as one of his best moments. 

The assistant Republic of Ireland coach  was speaking to the press ahead of the team's Euro 2016 qualifier against Germany on Thursday.

Robbie Keane, is expected to play a part in his country's crucial clash with Germany, despite the fact that his wife Caludine just gave birth to their second child in LA.

When pushed on whether Robbie Keane would definitely feature, the former Manchester United player's response was priceless.

Very quickly, Twitter users reacted- and it was a touch bizarre. 



Irish soccer player James McClean sparked anger when he turned his back on the British national anthem during West Brom’s pre-season friendly against Charleston Battery in the US.

The 26-year-old player was seen turning away from the St George flag as he stood beside his teammates, all of whom were facing it.

This is by no means the first time that the Derry-man has behaved in a politically motivated and controversial way.

Last year, he refused to wear a poppy on his jersey in the days leading up to Remembrance Sunday, the day traditionally celebrated by British people to commemorate British and Commonwealth soldiers who fought in the second world war and later conflicts.

Mr McClean refused to wear the poppy saying that it would have been disrespectful to the “innocent people who lost their lives in the Troubles.”

West Brom boss Tony Pulis has reportedly warned his player against this kind of behaviour.

Twitter fans have responded very unkindly to the manoeuver with some labelling him “scum”. Northern Irish MP Gregory Campbell said that “he should reconsider who his paymasters are or move elsewhere so there isn’t a problem.” 

James responded to his criticism by tweeting “I don’t need to say anything or will I either.” 



World Cup fever is in full swing, and even though Ireland may not playing we can still enjoy the eh, ‘visuals’ of the game.

Here are our top 10 World Cup players – judged totally on their athletic skill, of course.

Christiano Ronaldo – Portugal


Age: 29 Height: 6’1

Yes please.

Neymar – Brazil

File photo of Brazilian soccer player Neymar arriving for the 2013 Laureus World Sports Awards in Rio de Janeiro

Age: 22 Height: 5’9

The man’s got style!

Claudio Marchisio – Italy


Age: 28 Height: 5’10

He’s working that sexy stare thing.

Mathew Ryan – Australia


Age: 22 Height: 6’0

You could definitely bring this fella home to your mammy.

Gerard Pique – Spain

Spain's national soccer player Pique smiles during an interview with Reuters media during the Euro 2012 soccer tournament in Gniewino

Age: 27 Height: 6’4

He just looks so happy!

Gabriel Achilier – Ecuador


Age: 29 Height 5’11

What a man, what a man, what a man, what a might good man!

Aleksandr Kerzhakov – Russia


Age: 31 Height: 5’9

We can’t say his last name, but we can say he’s lookin’ well!

Olivier Giroud – France


Age: 27 Height: 6’4

Ooh la la!

Joe Hart – England

joe hart

Age: 27 Height: 6’5

He looks VERY good in a suit!

 Javi Martínez – Spain


Age: 25 Height: 6’3

Look at that pout!


Watch as cute little one-legged Nico grows into a sports hero.