Keane calls police to hotel

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Published: Thursday 13th November 2014 by The News Editor

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Roy Keane called police to the hotel where the Republic of Ireland team are staying ahead of a Euro 2016 qualifier after an incident involving a member of the public, the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) said.

The team’s assistant manager made the call after an incident yesterday afternoon at the hotel in Portmarnock, Co Dublin.

In a statement the FAI criticised “inaccurate media reports” about the incident and added: “The manager Martin O’Neill and the FAI are fully aware of the circumstances surrounding this event, and the assistant manager (Keane) has their full support.”

A Garda spokesman confirmed officers received reports of an incident at a hotel in north Dublin.

An ambulance was also called to the scene but it is not clear whether anyone was assessed at the hotel or if they required treatment.

A Garda spokesman said: “Gardai are investigating an incident which occurred at a hotel in Portmarnock in the late afternoon.”

No arrest was made and the spokesman said no complaint had been made.

The Ireland squad is due to fly out of Dublin this afternoon for Glasgow, where they face Scotland in the Euro 2016 qualifier tomorrow evening.

Published: Thursday 13th November 2014 by The News Editor

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