Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

FAI Hit Back at Arch Critic Keane

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

FAI Hit Back at Arch Critic Keane

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Byline: By Ian Parkes

ROY Keane has been handed a dose of his own medicine via a stinging rebuke from Football Association of Ireland chief executive John Delaney.

Keane has often been critical of the FAI and their methods and recently slated the Association for doing "everything backwards."

Delaney feels that in attracting Giovanni Trapattoni as Republic manager last week, Sunderland boss Keane can have no grounds to now point an accusing finger. And Delaney has decided to snap back at Keane.

"The only criticism I'd have of Sunderland would be their manager giving his weekly report about Irish football, Cork hurling and all that he does," said Delaney. "We don't comment on the players he's bought or where they are in the league. So I think he should get on with managing Sunderland and stop commenting on a regular basis about the FAI.

"He looks very good on deflecting from his own issues. I think what he should do is concentrate on what he has to do. …

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