Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane involved in collision on M50
Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane have been involved in a minor collision on the M50 motorway.
Gardai were at the scene of the collision, which occurred between junction 6 at Blanchardstown and junction 5 at Finglas at approximately 6pm.
Dublin Traffic - Delays M50 northbound between J6 Blanchardstown & J5 Finglas following a collision, Gardaí at scene— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) June 9, 2015
M50 UPDATE 3: 2 seperate crashes at J5 Finglas have been cleared and all lanes have been reopened. http://t.co/qvBPcgxUj8— AA Roadwatch (@aaroadwatch) June 9, 2015
Sources said the Ireland manager and his assistant were rear-ended on the busy motorway earlier this evening.
The FAI later confirmed the collision via their Twitter account.
They confirmed the management team were rear-ended and have been seen by the team doctor after returning to their hotel.
No serious injuries were sustained during the incident, but some stiffness has been reported.
A spokesman said O'Neill and Keane were accompanied by coaches Seamus McDonagh, Steve Guppy and Steve Walford at the time of the accident
The ROI mgmt team were involved in collision on M50 earlier. Vehicle was rear ended in traffic. Have rtn'd to hotel & been seen by team Doc— FAI (@FAIreland) June 9, 2015
ROI management team have arrived back at the team hotel & have been checked by the doc as a precaution. A bit stiff after minor collision.— Bernard O'Toole (@BernardOToole) June 9, 2015
It was a minor collision, a Garda spokesperson said, and traffic was backed up for only a short amount of time.
An FAI spokesperson said: "Both Roy and Martin have been looked at by the doctor in the team hotel and they are both fine.
"We will need to keep an eye on them to see if any symptoms appear within the next 48-hours - like you normally would with these things.
"But we are very confident that everything is ok. They are a bit stiff and a bit shaken but all is ok. We will have training as normal tomorrow. "
Ireland host Scotland in a European Championship qualifying match on Saturday at the Aviva Stadium.