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Dublin: 22 °C Thursday 16 July, 2020

Robbie and Claudine Keane pay a surprise visit to the Irish Special Olympics team

The striker called on the country to get behind the athletes due to compete at the World Summer Games next year.

Special Source: Marc O'Sullivan

THE IRELAND SPECIAL Olympics soccer team were treated to a surprise visit from Ireland and LA Galaxy striker Robbie Keane and his wife Claudine during a training session at Crumlin United FC.

Keane called on the country to get behind Special Olympics athletes due to compete at the World Summer Games in Los Angeles next year.

The 34-year-old striker, who is his country’s most capped player of all time, signed on as an ambassador for Team Ireland ahead of next summer’s Games.

Keane also encouraged the nation to help raise €440,000 to send the team to the World Games, with 88 Irish athletes due to travel to Los Angeles next year.

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