"These arguments happen all the time" - Meyler on Keane row

'These arguments happen all the time' - Meyler on Keane row

David Meyler insists the recent turmoil surrounding the Republic of Ireland was blown out of proportion.

The Boys in Green's 4-1 Nations Cup defeat to Wales was compounded by the fall out from a row between Roy Keane and Harry Arter.

Ireland and Reading midfielder Meyler admits the focus on off the field events, led to frustration in the camp.

"These arguments happen all the time.

"The thing that frustrated a few of the older lads is that it happened months ago and its coming up now when we shoud have been focussed solely on beating Wales."

Digital Desk

More on this topic

Can old hero Martin O’Neill reignite Forest fire?Can old hero Martin O’Neill reignite Forest fire?

Martin O’Neill has Forest fire burning, says former star Andy ReidMartin O’Neill has Forest fire burning, says former star Andy Reid

O’Neill will have ‘big, big point’ to prove at Forest, says AndrewsO’Neill will have ‘big, big point’ to prove at Forest, says Andrews

GUBU to all that: 2018 was a year of controversy and deflation for Irish footballGUBU to all that: 2018 was a year of controversy and deflation for Irish football


More in this Section

Liverpool, Man City and Celtic fined by UEFALiverpool, Man City and Celtic fined by UEFA

Brendan Rodgers defends James Maddison over casino controversyBrendan Rodgers defends James Maddison over casino controversy

'It was a mad month': League winner Michael Duffy named player of the month for September'It was a mad month': League winner Michael Duffy named player of the month for September

O’Sullivan’s latest Crawley complaints dismissed by tournament organisersO’Sullivan’s latest Crawley complaints dismissed by tournament organisers


Lifestyle

Leopard print midi dresses and sequins swirled beneath glossy goddess hair and golden headbands as the great and the good of Cork gathered for ieStyle Live.Leopard print and sequins to the fore at inaugural #IEStyleLive event

You have a long half-term break ahead of you all, and there’s only so much screen time anyone in the family can handle. Everyone is going to need a book-break at some point or another.We reviewed some of the best new books to keep kids entertained over half-term

Sexual politics, snideput-downs and family rivalries are fuelling the trouble brewing in a small Midlands town.Charlie Murphy and Pat Shortt star in new Irish film 'Dark lies the Island'

Robert Hume tells of the eccentric MP for Athboy, Co. Meath – born 300 years ago this month – who thought he was a teapot, and was afraid his spout might break off.A strange brew of a man: The MP for Meath who believed he was a teapot

More From The Irish Examiner