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Last Updated: Friday October 14 2005 18:57 GMT

Keane quits international footie

Roy Keane
Roy Keane has announced he's quitting international football - for the second time in his career.

Keane quit in 2002 after a bust-up with the Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy, but re-joined the team in 2004, when Brian Kerr took over.

"I feel the time has come when I should retire from international football and concentrate on domestic football," he said on Friday.

He decided to quit after Ireland failed to qualify for the World Cup.

Roy Keane
Unfair criticism

However, he said criticism of manager Brian Kerr had been "unjust and unfair".

Keane announced recently that he expected to leave Manchester United at the end of the current season and is being tipped to move to Celtic.

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