PIC: Crumlin United pay their own tribute to Robbie Keane to mark his international retirement

The club followed in the footsteps on LA Galaxy in placing an ad in a national newspaper

BY Daniel Kelly 14:08 Thursday 1 September 2016, 14:08 1 Sep 2016

Image: Irish Independent

If it's good enough for LA Galaxy, it's good enough for Crumlin United.

Robbie Keane retired from international football on Wednesday evening after Ireland's 4-0 win against Oman. He scored his 68th, and final goal for Ireland in the first half of the win.

Ahead of the game, Keane's current club LA Galaxy placed an ad on the front page of The Irish Times congratulating their captain on an excellent international career. Not to be outdone by their counterparts from across the Atlantic, Keane's boyhood club placed an ad in The Irish Independent, along the same lines, while having a light-hearted dig at the MLS side.

"@LAGalaxy He ended with you, but he started with us #crumlinunited"

Keane will return to Los Angeles in the coming days to return to club action with the Galaxy.

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