Was Robbie on the razz in Malahide last night? 10 years ago

Was Robbie on the razz in Malahide last night?

The man in the picture above is said to be Irish skipper Robbie Keane, who was reportedly belting out Garth Brooks tunes in a Malahide bar late last night.

If it is indeed Robbie, we can nigh on guarantee that he will not be fit for Ireland’s crunch clash with Armenia tomorrow night, considering that he was hardly given license to hit the town less than 48 hours before Ireland’s most important game in two years and Giovanni Trapattoni’s well-known dislike of his lads going on the lash.


The picture was posted late last night by @MeathisSpecial, who identifies himself only as a proud Meath man, and although it is hardly of the highest quality and could of course have been subjected to some extensive photoshopping, a closer inspection of the image reveals a remarkable likeness to the Irish captain and LA Galaxy striker.

@MeathisSpecial tweeted the picture to well-known radio sidekick Ciaran Murphy of Off the Ball fame with the message: “Robbie Keane singing Garth Brooks song in Gibneys Malahide tonight. Think confirms he wont be play Tue.”

Murphy retweeted the message to his 3,400+ followers and replied to @MeathisSpecial saying: “Is that actually Robbie Keane??!! Certainly looks like him...”

The proud Meath man responded and attached another photo (see below) of Keane on the stage, saying: “It's him alright. Here's a better photo. On a plus side, Loose Change the band are top class.”


Before we get all high and mighty in our rush to criticise the Irish skipper (it if is indeed him in the picture), it should be remembered that Keane had been all but ruled out of the Armenia game yesterday, with Marco Tardelli saying that the Irish management were ‘hopeful’ that he could recover from what was described as an adductor muscle injury, or in layman’s terms, a pain in the ass.