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Martin O’Neill (left) and Roy Keane

This morning.

Over the moon?

Sick as a parrot?

The choice is yours.

Breaking Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane leave Ireland jobs by mutual agreement (RTÉ)

Meanwhile…

Ah here.

Rollingnews

Last night.

Ceres Park, Copenhagen Aarhus., Denmark.

Michael Obafemi (above with mother Bola and brother Affy) made his senior international football debut last night when he was brought on as a substitute during the Republic of Ireland’s goalless draw with Denmark.

Mr Obafami, who was born in Dublin and plays for Southampton in the Premier League, was also eligible to represent England or Nigeria but committed to play for the Republic of Ireland earlier this month.

In fairness.

Michael Obafemi: ‘I want to get as many Ireland caps as possible’ (Irish Times)

Havnegade in Copenhagen, Denmark

This afternoon.

It has been reported that the body of an Irish football fan was recovered at Havnegade, a waterfront area in the centre of the city of Copenhagen, Denmark.

It comes ahead of Ireland playing Denmark in the city of Aarhus tonight.

In a statement, the FAI has said:

The FAI has expressed its condolences to the family of the supporter, who passed away in Copenhagen, ahead of the UEFA Nations League game between Denmark and Ireland.

An official request has been submitted to UEFA, by the FAI, to hold a minute’s silence before kick-off in tonight’s game in Aarhus.

The Ireland players will wear black armbands in respect of the supporter.

The FAI continues to work with An Garda Síochána and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade on the matter.

FAI ‘deeply saddened’ after Irish fan, 30, dies in Denmark (Breakingnews)

Referee Daniel Sweeney

Balls.ie reports:

A referee was hospitalised after he was allegedly assaulted in the aftermath of an adult soccer match.

Gardaí in Co Offaly are investigating the incident which took place after a match in the Midlands Soccer League. Referee Daniel Sweeney was admitted to hospital with a suspected broken jaw as well as injuries to his cheekbone and nose.

The alleged assault is said to have taken place in the car park at the Combined Counties Football League after a dispute occurred towards the end of the game.

Gardai Investigating As Referee Hospitalised After Alleged Assault (Balls.ie)

Pic: Joe Cassidy Athlone

This morning/afternoon

Irish Rugby head coach, Joe Schmidt gets ‘robed up’ before being presented with the Griffith College Distinguished Fellowship Award 2018 in recognition of his outstanding contribution to Irish sport.

Previous recipients have included Former President of Ireland Mary McAleese and Nobel Laureates Seamus Heaney and John Hume.

Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

This morning.

A joint statement has been released from the Professional Footballers Association of Ireland and the Irish and British branches of Show Racism the Red Card, in support of Stoke City player James McClean, from Derry, who refused to wear the poppy when his side faced Middlesborough last Sunday.

Mr McClean was warned yesterday by the English Football Association over a post he wrote on Instagram in which he responded to critics over his refusal to wear a poppy.

Yesterday: FA issue warning to James McClean over language (RTE)

Previously: Every Year

Via Gavan Reilly

Bohemian FC have been forced to drop their away kit with bob Marley’s image

No jumper.

No cry.

Biddy Bitcoin writes:

They’ll be worth a fortune now.

Bohemians ditch Bob Marley jersey due to image rights issues (Irish Times)

Previously: Natty

They remember him.

James McClean: Stoke player again decides not to wear poppy on shirt (BBC)

Mister Green.

And Mister Green.

Bohemian FC writes:

Dalymount Park has played a unique part – chiefly in the sporting – but also in the musical and cultural history of Ireland.

The Home of Irish Football was graced in the 1970s by Thin Lizzy and the Boomtown Rats, in the 1980s by Bob Marley, Meatloaf and Black Sabbath, and in the 1990s by Faith No More, Sonic Youth, Ice Cube and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

This jersey, designed by Bohemian FC in conjunction with our new kit supplier O’Neills, gives a nod to that history – and to the stadium’s special place in the hearts of both football and music fans.

In fairness.

Bohemian FC

This afternoon.

Suffolk Street, Dublin 2.