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Robbie Keane headed for Aston Villa

February 16, 2011

By Staff Reporter

By Mark Jones

DUBLIN — The Republic of Ireland’s teenage soccer sensation, Robbie Keane, is on his way from Wolves to the English Premiership club Aston Villa for $8 million. Aston Villa manager, John Gregory, is hopeful of completing the deal today (Wednesday) before his squad leaves for a four team tournament in New York.

The 19-year-old Keane has been the subject of a great deal of transfer

speculation in recent months and Villa have moved quickly this week after

learning that one of their strikers, Dion Dublin, will miss the start of the

season with a knee injury.

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U21 ruggers lose

Ireland lost their opening game in the Under 21 rugby World Cup in Buenos

Aires when they were beaten by France, 24-19. It was a bitterly disappointing

result for the promising Irish youngsters who squandered three try scoring

chances by knocking the ball on over their opponents’ line.

Having led by 10-8 at the interval, the Irish also gave away a couple of

unnecessary penalties to allow the French to scrape home. Favorites New

Zealand and Argentina are also in Ireland’s group.

Commericail row to victory

The Commercial club scooped all five women’s titles at the Irish National

Rowing championships at Inniscarra, Cork last weekend. Meanwhile, Neptune

won the men’s senior eight title for the fifth year in a row when they edged

out Garda in the final.

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