In a generous gesture, Roy Keane has donated a €30,000 car to Marymount, which will be be part of a raffle fundraiser for the hospice.

Roy Keane donates €30,000 car to Marymount

When it comes to supporting charitable causes in Cork, Roy Keane has consistently shown his commitment. And the footballing legend has proven his generosity yet again, this time extending his support to Marymount University Hospital and Hospice.

The former Manchester United captain paid a visit to Marymount Hospice recently and let the fundraising team know that he would like to make a donation to cover the cost of the winning prize of Marymount’s Car Raffle Fundraiser, a Toyota Yaris Cross Hybrid, valued at €30,900.

Speaking about his generous contribution, Enid Conway, Fundraising and Marketing Manager at Marymount Hospice said: “Roy Keane’s incredible generosity means the world to us here. A huge community of people receive the special care delivered by Marymount. It is inspiring to see this acknowledged by anyone wishing to support what we do.

“Marymount is a unique and essential force of care for families in Cork and further afield. We are sincerely thankful for Roy’s gesture and the positive impact it will have for those in our care and their families. It really is a wonderful act of kindness.”

Tickets are €10 and can be purchased from Marymount’s reception, Cogans Toyota Carrigaline or at any one of Marymounts Car Raffle Pop Up events. Digital tickets can be purchased via iDonate

London attack

Meanwhile, the former Ireland captain was allegedly headbutted while returning to the Emirates Stadium pitch to analyse Manchester United's loss to Arsenal last Sunday 3 September.

Keane, who was working for Sky Sports as a pundit on the day, encountered the man, who reportedly attempted to headbutt him, while he was walking towards a lift to take him down to the pitchside area.

Footage of the incident has emerged on social media, where fellow pundit Micah Richards can been seen stepping in, attempting to diffuse the situation while talking to the man and grabbing his shirt.

The man, who was arrested, has now been released on bail. Metropolitan Police released a statement saying: "Police are investigating an incident at Emirates Stadium on Sunday, 3 September, during which a man was assaulted.

"On Monday, 4 September, a 42 year old man was arrested on suspicion of assault.

"The man was taken into police custody before being released on bail until a date in late September. Inquiries are ongoing."

Both Keane and Richards have given the Metropolitan Police statements of the incident.