Nov 15, 2013 at 7.45pm UK at ​Aviva Stadium
Rep. IrelandRepublic of Ireland
3-0
LatviaLatvia
Keane (22'), McGeady (68'), Long (79')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Gabovs (56'), Bulvitis (85'), Rode (91')

Martin O'Neill: 'Players raring to go'

Republic of Ireland's new football manager Martin O'Neill speaks during a press conference to announce his official appointment at the Gibson Hotel in Dublin, Ireland on November 9, 2013
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New Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill claims that the squad is "raring to go" ahead of Friday's friendly against Latvia.

New Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill has claimed that the squad is "raring to go" ahead of the upcoming friendly against Latvia.

O'Neill and assistant manager Roy Keane held their first training session on Tuesday after the pair officially took charge last week.

"The players are raring to go; all eyes on Latvia," Sky Sports News quotes the 61-year-old as saying.

"We did exactly what we intended to do [this morning]. Roy wanted to work with the players - so did I - and we had a little formula worked out."

Ireland welcome Latvia to Dublin on Friday before travelling to Poznan to face Poland next Tuesday.

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