Robbie Keane – Memorable Media Moments

Media, Sport
September 1, 2016
by Conor Hawkins

Robbie Keane started playing for Ireland in 1998 when he was just 17 years old. Since then, he has provided Irish people with some amazing memories. 

After playing his final game for Ireland last night, we take a look back at some of his memorable moments in the media during his career. 

Day 1 

Robbie made his debut for Ireland in 1998 against Argentina.

Ireland lost 2-0 to a very strong Argentine side, but Keane’s sparkling display gave the Irish lots to be positive about and lots to talk about.

Here is his first post match interview, which he did alongside manager Mick McCarthy.

Germany 2002 

Two people scored against Germany at the 2002 World Cup. One of them, the great Ronaldo and the other? Robbie Keane.

Robbie’s late equaliser is one of Ireland’s most famous goals, and was crucial to Ireland qualifying out of their group to progress to the knockout stages.

Watch Robbie talk about what that goal meant to him and the country of Ireland.

Heartbreak in Paris 

Ireland gave one of their greatest ever team performances in Paris, yet had their World Cup dream crushed by Thierry Henry’s handball.

It was a cruel, cruel blow to the Irish players and supporters.

In his post match interview, Robbie was visibly upset.

Domhnall meets his hero 

When I was growing up, Robbie Keane was my hero.

Fast forward a few years and he is still a hero that young people look up to. This was proven on the Late Late Toy Show in 2013 by Domhnall.

Watch as he gets the surprise of his life.

Time to say goodbye 

Robbie’s final game for Ireland came last night as Ireland took on Oman at the Aviva Stadium.

The game finished 4-0 to Ireland, and of course, Robbie scored. This was his 68th and final goal for Ireland.

A gentleman as always, he had some lovely moments with members of the media after the game, like this emotional interview with RTÉ’s Tony O’Donoghue.

And just as the fans clapped him from the field, he got a standing ovation as he left the press room for the final time.

It’s been a pleasure

Thank you everyone the pleasure was mine ?? #coybig

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