Robbie Keane has never forgotten his time with Crumlin United.
Pearse Park’s favourite son has often visited his footballing home when back in Ireland and has close contacts in the club to this day.
He certainly has fond memories of the place and while he couldn’t make the Dublin clubs 50th Anniversary bash last weekend he took time out to send his well wishes and a heart felt message.
Keane started his football career with Fettercairn Youth Football Club before joining Crumlin United at the age of 10- and it was at Pearse Park he forged a reputation as one of the best young prospects in the country.
The Irish legend apologised for missing the club’s 50th celebrations and recalled “unbelievable memories” from his time in the club expressing particular gratitude to former coaches Jem Loughran and Larry Fox.