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#Euro 2012

# euro-2012 - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

'I don’t want James McClean getting all the attention' - Stephen Hunt
# Revealing
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# Revealing

'I don’t want James McClean getting all the attention' - Stephen Hunt

Nov 27th 2012, 9:26 AM 7,524 Views 10 Comments

The midfielder believes Giovanni Trapattoni wants the best for Ireland but will not be expecting a warm ‘hello’ any time soon.

# euro-2012 - Tuesday 16 October, 2012

Column: Irish fans sing because it brings unity, and what else do we have?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Irish fans sing because it brings unity, and what else do we have?

Oct 16th 2012, 6:00 PM 487 Views 29 Comments

The history of public singing in Ireland suggests it emerges as a response to troubled times, writes Denis Buckley.

# euro-2012 - Monday 15 October, 2012

'There are rifts in football every week,' says Keane
# World Cup 2014
From The42
# World Cup 2014

'There are rifts in football every week,' says Keane

Oct 15th 2012, 8:15 PM 1,864 Views 6 Comments

The Ireland skipper added that the Irish players need to “stick together” after the recent lows.

# euro-2012 - Sunday 14 October, 2012

BOD: I can’t convince Damien Duff to make an Ireland comeback
# In Bod We Trust
From The42
# In Bod We Trust

BOD: I can’t convince Damien Duff to make an Ireland comeback

Oct 14th 2012, 10:15 AM 3,235 Views 4 Comments

The Irish rugby captain believes the Fulham midfielder is ‘incredibly professional’ and is enjoying is football away from the shackles of the international game.

# euro-2012 - Thursday 27 September, 2012

Big plans: UEFA defends 24-team European Championship
# Expansion Plans
From The42
# Expansion Plans

Big plans: UEFA defends 24-team European Championship

Sep 27th 2012, 8:47 AM 529 Views 0 Comments

It’ll be grand, said Andy Roxburgh of the tournament’s growth from 16 t0 24 teams.

# euro-2012 - Monday 24 September, 2012

Hodgson laments Terry's England exit
# Exit Strategy
From The42
# Exit Strategy

Hodgson laments Terry's England exit

Sep 24th 2012, 2:04 PM 415 Views 0 Comments

The England boss says he reluctantly accepts the decision of the Chelsea defender to call time on his international career.

# euro-2012 - Sunday 23 September, 2012

Terry retires from international football, calls position 'untenable'
# England
From The42
# England

Terry retires from international football, calls position 'untenable'

Sep 23rd 2012, 9:05 PM 1,845 Views 12 Comments

The former Three Lions captain made the announcement on the eve of his FA disciplinary hearing over racism charges.

# euro-2012 - Friday 14 September, 2012

Darron Gibson ruled out for up to three weeks
# Blow
From The42
# Blow

Darron Gibson ruled out for up to three weeks

Sep 14th 2012, 3:06 PM 455 Views 1 Comment

David Moyes has admitted the player will be missed in Everton’s upcoming matches.

# euro-2012 - Monday 3 September, 2012

Aston Villa clarify Dunne treatment criticism
# COYBIG
From The42
# COYBIG

Aston Villa clarify Dunne treatment criticism

Sep 3rd 2012, 2:10 PM 1,276 Views 0 Comments

The Premier League club now accept that Richard Dunne “received the highest standard of medical care” while with Ireland at Euro 2012.

# euro-2012 - Tuesday 14 August, 2012

Shay Given: 'I don't think we'll ever get over what happened in Paris that night'
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

Shay Given: 'I don't think we'll ever get over what happened in Paris that night'

Aug 14th 2012, 8:03 PM 10,651 Views 22 Comments

The goalkeeper also revealed that other players in his position such as Brad Friedel influenced his decision to retire.

On song: Khedira defends Loew and players over anthem
# Anthem
From The42
# Anthem

On song: Khedira defends Loew and players over anthem

Aug 14th 2012, 6:39 PM 1,750 Views 0 Comments

“To sing the anthem or not has nothing to do with the amount of effort we give on the pitch,” the Real Madrid midfielder said.

John Delaney: Shay Given was certainly one of our greatest players
# Given Out
From The42
# Given Out

John Delaney: Shay Given was certainly one of our greatest players

Aug 14th 2012, 11:10 AM 679 Views 2 Comments

The FAI chief executive said club pressures may have led the goalkeeper to announce his international retirement.

# euro-2012 - Friday 3 August, 2012

Done deal: O'Dea joins Toronto FC
# MLS-bound
From The42
# MLS-bound

Done deal: O'Dea joins Toronto FC

Aug 3rd 2012, 5:08 PM 1,498 Views 1 Comment

The 25-year-old defender was a free agent after being released by Celtic in the summer.

# euro-2012 - Friday 27 July, 2012

Sacre bleu! Three-match France ban for Nasri
# Euro 2012
From The42
# Euro 2012

Sacre bleu! Three-match France ban for Nasri

Jul 27th 2012, 5:44 PM 588 Views 1 Comment

The Eastlands midfielder wasinvolved in an angry exchange with a journalist after the quarter-final defeat by Spain, during which Nasri challenged the reporter to a fight.

Dunne considers international retirement
# Uncertain
From The42
# Uncertain

Dunne considers international retirement

Jul 27th 2012, 10:04 AM 560 Views 1 Comment

The experienced defender says calling time on his Ireland career has “crossed his mind” over the past few weeks.

# euro-2012 - Thursday 26 July, 2012

Nasri and France's Euro 2012 bad boys in the dock
# Euro 2012
From The42
# Euro 2012

Nasri and France's Euro 2012 bad boys in the dock

Jul 26th 2012, 4:24 PM 898 Views 0 Comments

The Man City midfielder along with Yann Mvila, Hatem Ben Arfa and Jeremy Menez are to appear before an FFF disciplinary committee. Merde.

# euro-2012 - Saturday 21 July, 2012

Opinion: The more things change, the more they stay the same for Ireland
# Conjecture
From The42
# Conjecture

Opinion: The more things change, the more they stay the same for Ireland

Jul 21st 2012, 8:30 AM 1,554 Views 0 Comments

Whether Trapattoni really does intend to ring the changes for the World Cup qualifiers is unclear, writes Paul Fennessy.

# euro-2012 - Friday 20 July, 2012

Update: Trap omits senior quartet for Serbia friendly
# COYBIG
From The42
# COYBIG

Update: Trap omits senior quartet for Serbia friendly

Jul 20th 2012, 6:12 PM 6,537 Views 35 Comments

There’s no call-up for Robbie Keane, Damien Duff, Shay Given and Richard Dunne, while Kevin Foley has turned down a call-up.

# euro-2012 - Thursday 19 July, 2012

Here's your 'Mayor of Poznan having a pint in Dublin' pic of the day
# Euro 2012
From The42
# Euro 2012

Here's your 'Mayor of Poznan having a pint in Dublin' pic of the day

Jul 19th 2012, 2:28 PM 1,549 Views 5 Comments

Ryszard Grobelny is some man for the craic, it seems…

# euro-2012 - Wednesday 18 July, 2012

Messi endorses team-mates for Ballon d'Or
# ALTRUISM
From The42
# ALTRUISM

Messi endorses team-mates for Ballon d'Or

Jul 18th 2012, 8:40 PM 1,121 Views 1 Comment

The Argentinian attacker believes both Andres Iniesta and Xavi deserve the prestigious accolade.

# euro-2012 - Monday 16 July, 2012

Capello appointed Russia manager
# World Cup 2014
From The42
# World Cup 2014

Capello appointed Russia manager

Jul 16th 2012, 11:57 AM 404 Views 2 Comments

The Italian will take over from Dick Advocaat but has yet to sign a contract, the Russian Football Union said today.

# euro-2012 - Saturday 14 July, 2012

Hollande compares footballers to French soldiers
# Conjecture
From The42
# Conjecture

Hollande compares footballers to French soldiers

Jul 14th 2012, 5:10 PM 4,094 Views 3 Comments

The French President also believes money has little to do with the national team’s problems.

Mayor of Poznan coming to Dublin to meet with soccer fans…
# Poznań
# Poznań

Mayor of Poznan coming to Dublin to meet with soccer fans…

Jul 14th 2012, 7:45 AM 8,628 Views 13 Comments

… he’ll also be opening a special Euro 2012 photo exhibition, and we have a sneak peek.

# euro-2012 - Friday 13 July, 2012

VIDEO: Iain Dowie shouting repeatedly at Graham Fenton From The42

VIDEO: Iain Dowie shouting repeatedly at Graham Fenton

Jul 13th 2012, 10:30 PM 1,653 Views 2 Comments

The ex-Northern Ireland player made his presence known at the PFA Legends tournament recently.

# euro-2012 - Monday 9 July, 2012

Is Poznan cheating on us? Zagreb got the 'thank you' posters too
# Poznań
# Poznań

Is Poznan cheating on us? Zagreb got the 'thank you' posters too

Jul 9th 2012, 11:47 AM 14,854 Views 41 Comments

Poznan! We thought we had something special going on…

# euro-2012 - Sunday 8 July, 2012

Deschamps set to be named as the new France manager
# Les Bleus
From The42
# Les Bleus

Deschamps set to be named as the new France manager

Jul 8th 2012, 4:21 PM 371 Views 0 Comments

The former Marseille coach will replace Laurent Blanc, who stepped down after the end of the European Championships.

# euro-2012 - Thursday 5 July, 2012

YouTube Top 10: because eating 53 chicken wings in 3 minutes is feasible
# Going Viral
From The42
# Going Viral

YouTube Top 10: because eating 53 chicken wings in 3 minutes is feasible

Jul 5th 2012, 12:30 PM 861 Views 0 Comments

Iker Casillas, Tomas O’Connor and an ex-competitive eater all feature in this week’s countdown.

# euro-2012 - Wednesday 4 July, 2012

1970 Brazil team 'better' than Spain - Pele
# Claim
From The42
# Claim

1970 Brazil team 'better' than Spain - Pele

Jul 4th 2012, 9:35 PM 2,446 Views 3 Comments

The footballing legend also clarified recent comments he made comparing Neymar to Messi.

Euro disaster sees Ireland fall to 26th in the world
# Uh Oh
From The42
# Uh Oh

Euro disaster sees Ireland fall to 26th in the world

Jul 4th 2012, 10:27 AM 3,822 Views 15 Comments

Surprise surprise, Spain remain the world’s top-ranked side following their win at Euro 2012.

# euro-2012 - Tuesday 3 July, 2012

VIDEO: The last Aprés Match of Euro 2012
# TV Gold
From The42
# TV Gold

VIDEO: The last Aprés Match of Euro 2012

Jul 3rd 2012, 10:10 PM 1,769 Views 4 Comments

Some the usual suspects are lampooned in the last skit of the tournament.

WATCH: The BBC's Thriller-themed closing Euro 2012 credit sequence
# Euro 2012
From The42
# Euro 2012

WATCH: The BBC's Thriller-themed closing Euro 2012 credit sequence

Jul 3rd 2012, 6:18 PM 1,844 Views 2 Comments

‘It’s after midnight…’

Night of history: behind the scenes on Spain's moment of crowning glory
# Euro 2012
From The42
# Euro 2012

Night of history: behind the scenes on Spain's moment of crowning glory

Jul 3rd 2012, 1:24 PM 6,584 Views 1 Comment

As the sun came up over Kiev following Sunday’s Euro 2012 final, Miguel Delaney met Spain’s history boys.

'Respect for Italy': Casillas shows true class by asking officials to blow final whistle early
# Euro 2012
From The42
# Euro 2012

'Respect for Italy': Casillas shows true class by asking officials to blow final whistle early

Jul 3rd 2012, 12:54 PM 3,312 Views 4 Comments

How can you not love this man?

Column: Yes, Ireland is special but fewer care than we think
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Yes, Ireland is special but fewer care than we think

Jul 3rd 2012, 7:00 AM 394 Views 81 Comments

We’ve done well for a small island nation, writes Mark Boyle from Japan, but we shouldn’t overstate our sense of exceptionalism: it doesn’t serve us well abroad.

# euro-2012 - Monday 2 July, 2012

It's official: Leon Best completes move to Blackburn
# CONFIRMED
From The42
# CONFIRMED

It's official: Leon Best completes move to Blackburn

Jul 2nd 2012, 7:47 PM 569 Views 0 Comments

The striker leaves Newcastle United having made 42 appearances for the club.

Poll: Was Andres Iniesta the best player at Euro 2012?
# Euro 2012
From The42
# Euro 2012

Poll: Was Andres Iniesta the best player at Euro 2012?

Jul 2nd 2012, 4:40 PM 1,450 Views 17 Comments

Did UEFA get it right?

Euro 2012: The good, the bad and the frustratingly inconsistent
# Said And Done
From The42
# Said And Done

Euro 2012: The good, the bad and the frustratingly inconsistent

Jul 2nd 2012, 4:38 PM 1,312 Views 3 Comments

Miguel Delaney lists the the stand-out performers as well as the biggest flops at this summer’s finals.

Euro 2012: the 17 iconic moments that defined an unforgettable tournament
# Memories
From The42
# Memories

Euro 2012: the 17 iconic moments that defined an unforgettable tournament

Jul 2nd 2012, 4:04 PM 10,270 Views 7 Comments

From Pirlo’s panenka to Bendtner’s boxers, here are the moments that we’ll always associate with Euro 2012.

Twitter reveals record number of tweets during Euro 2012 final
# Spain V Italy
From The42
# Spain V Italy

Twitter reveals record number of tweets during Euro 2012 final

Jul 2nd 2012, 3:41 PM 407 Views 0 Comments

Juan Mata’s final goal of the tournament sparked 15,358 tweets per second. That’s a lot.

VIDEO: Safety first: Pepe Reina runs through in-flight safety routine
# Champ
From The42
# Champ

VIDEO: Safety first: Pepe Reina runs through in-flight safety routine

Jul 2nd 2012, 1:17 PM 1,436 Views 0 Comments

The Liverpool star and his team-mates were celebrating Spain’s third major trophy win in a row.