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Roy Keane reacts to Henry controversy by slamming FAI

Pet issue:  Roy Keane pictured at a photocall for the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind.  The former Ireland captain condemned the FAI’s efforts to get the France-Ireland World Cup play-off match replayed. Former Republic of Ireland and Manchester United captain Roy Keane has responded to the Thierry Henry handball controversy in Paris this week […]

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RTE scored two million viewers with Paris match

The second leg of the World Cup qualifier play-off between France and the Republic of Ireland in the Stade de France (pictured) in Paris on Wednesday night attracted over two million viewers, the highest TV audience of the year so far and the highest audience for any sporting event since 1995. RTE reported that 1.07m people […]

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Handball may hinder Henry's future as a brand ambassador

There is speculation today that Thierry Henry’s reputation as a model sportsman may be seriously tarnished by his handball offence which led to the vital goal in the World Cup qualifier play-off game against Ireland in Paris last night. Henry has long been feted as the ideal football talent, a global icon in various campaigns. […]

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RTE agrees a deal to show second World Cup play-off in Paris

RTE is to show the second leg of the Republic of Ireland’s World Cup qualifying play-off against France in the Stade de France in Paris tomorrow following a breakthrough in negotiations with the French TV company which owns the rights. The match will also be broadcast on RTE Radio 1. Speaking on Today with Pat […]

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