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#Euro2012

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5 days to Euro 2012: flukiest goal ever scored?
# Remember When
From The42
# Remember When

5 days to Euro 2012: flukiest goal ever scored?

Jun 3rd 2012, 8:25 PM 990 Views 2 Comments

The name ‘Wim Kieft’ will forever give nightmares to Irish football fans thanks to his famous goal on June 18, 1988.

Column: Planning to be an armchair supporter this summer? Here's some advice.
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Planning to be an armchair supporter this summer? Here's some advice.

Jun 3rd 2012, 6:30 PM 33 Views 9 Comments

If you’re going to watch the European Championships and the Olympics this summer then you need to prepare. Start by buying a giant couch, writes David Slattery.

No surprises as Trap names XI to face Hungary
# Ready To Go
From The42
# Ready To Go

No surprises as Trap names XI to face Hungary

Jun 3rd 2012, 5:44 PM 4,290 Views 9 Comments

The veteran manager has indicated the same team will also line out against Croatia, barring injuries.

Now Gary Cahill is out of England's injury-ravaged Euro 2012 squad
# Crisis
From The42
# Crisis

Now Gary Cahill is out of England's injury-ravaged Euro 2012 squad

Jun 3rd 2012, 3:22 PM 3,260 Views 15 Comments

The former Bolton man was hurt in a collision with his own goalkeeper Joe Hart during the 1-0 win over Belgium at Wembley yesterday.

Spain, Germany have that bit extra, says Platini
# Je Nais Se Quoi
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# Je Nais Se Quoi

Spain, Germany have that bit extra, says Platini

Jun 3rd 2012, 2:36 PM 307 Views 0 Comments

“One shouldn’t forget that Greece won in 2004,” the UEFA president added however, ahead of Friday’s big kick-off.

Trapattoni expecting no walkovers in Poland
# Euro2012
From The42
# Euro2012

Trapattoni expecting no walkovers in Poland

Jun 3rd 2012, 12:35 PM 2,370 Views 6 Comments

The Spanish may be tired and the Italians in disarray but the Ireland manager isn’t getting ahead of himself.

Danger here… TheScore meets George Hamilton
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

Danger here… TheScore meets George Hamilton

Jun 3rd 2012, 8:48 AM 2,791 Views 16 Comments

RTE’s best-loved commentator sat down for a nostalgic look back at his distinguished career and fond memories behind the mic earlier this week.

International wrap: Norway deny Croatia at the death in Olso
# Euro 2012
From The42
# Euro 2012

International wrap: Norway deny Croatia at the death in Olso

Jun 2nd 2012, 9:09 PM 569 Views 0 Comments

WATCH: Tarik Elyounoussi scored a late equaliser for Norway, while Poland, Holland and England completed their Euro 2012 preparations with wins.

Welbeck hands England win in final warm-up
# Euro 2012
From The42
# Euro 2012

Welbeck hands England win in final warm-up

Jun 2nd 2012, 7:29 PM 514 Views 2 Comments

Roy Hodgson earned the first home victory of his reign against Belgium at Wembley.

Pressure isn't a problem, says Del Bosque
# Euro 2012
From The42
# Euro 2012

Pressure isn't a problem, says Del Bosque

Jun 2nd 2012, 7:00 PM 258 Views 0 Comments

World champions Spain have a “big responsibility” on their shoulders according to their manager.

Cooking to feed Trap's army: FAI head chef takes us into the Montecatini kitchen
# Behind The Scenes
From The42
# Behind The Scenes

Cooking to feed Trap's army: FAI head chef takes us into the Montecatini kitchen

Jun 2nd 2012, 3:41 PM 601 Views 0 Comments

Ever wondered what the lads tuck into when they’re in camp? Wonder no more.

The debate: was Euro 2000 the greatest international tournament ever?
# Euro 2000
From The42
# Euro 2000

The debate: was Euro 2000 the greatest international tournament ever?

Jun 2nd 2012, 3:02 PM 9,855 Views 29 Comments

With less than a week to go until the start of the 2012 tournament, Miguel Delaney argues that its predecessor was the highest-quality competition of all time.

Given sits out Ireland's final session in Montecatini
# Euro 2012
From The42
# Euro 2012

Given sits out Ireland's final session in Montecatini

Jun 2nd 2012, 1:57 PM 1,835 Views 2 Comments

Giovanni Trapattoni says Ireland’s number one will play against Hungary despite missing training today with “blisters”.

Open thread: Who do you think will be the best player at Euro 2012?
# Ask The Audience
From The42
# Ask The Audience

Open thread: Who do you think will be the best player at Euro 2012?

Jun 2nd 2012, 1:20 PM 3,149 Views 37 Comments

We want to know the one player you think will stand out in Poland and the Ukraine. Let’s get some debate going…

More Dad's Army than Trap's Army: Ireland are oldest squad at Euro 2012
# COYBIG
From The42
# COYBIG

More Dad's Army than Trap's Army: Ireland are oldest squad at Euro 2012

Jun 2nd 2012, 12:28 PM 676 Views 3 Comments

The Boys in Green top the old-timers table, with Germany at the other end.

Tardelli: There's no way Italy will withdraw from Euro 2012
# Mind Games
From The42
# Mind Games

Tardelli: There's no way Italy will withdraw from Euro 2012

Jun 2nd 2012, 11:06 AM 238 Views 0 Comments

Ireland’s assistant manager is calling ‘shenanigans’ on his former Juventus team-mate, Cesare Prandelli.

6 days to Euro 2012: Ronnie Whelan's 'shinner'
# Countdown
From The42
# Countdown

6 days to Euro 2012: Ronnie Whelan's 'shinner'

Jun 2nd 2012, 9:25 AM 600 Views 2 Comments

The ex-Liverpool midfielder’s volley against the Soviet Union remains one of the most memorable goals in the country’s history.

Grand Designs: Group D venue guide
# Know Before You Go
From The42
# Know Before You Go

Grand Designs: Group D venue guide

Jun 2nd 2012, 7:28 AM 162 Views 0 Comments

In the last of our four stadium guides we cast our eye back to the Ukraine, where England and France will scrap it our for a quarter-final spot.

There's an app for that? Poland goes cyber-smart for Euro 2012 fans
# Online
From The42
# Online

There's an app for that? Poland goes cyber-smart for Euro 2012 fans

Jun 2nd 2012, 6:57 AM 530 Views 2 Comments

Irish travellers can download a travel guide to their phones before heading off in the Hiace.

VIDEO: Great Euro moments… with Lego
# Building Blocks
From The42
# Building Blocks

VIDEO: Great Euro moments… with Lego

Jun 1st 2012, 10:30 PM 626 Views 0 Comments

Real commentary, not so real Ray Houghton. It’s even better than it sounds.

WATCH: Good news for Ireland as Italy slump to heavy Russia defeat
# GOOD OMEN
From The42
# GOOD OMEN

WATCH: Good news for Ireland as Italy slump to heavy Russia defeat

Jun 1st 2012, 10:06 PM 6,635 Views 7 Comments

Cesare Prandelli’s side, who face Trap and co at the Euros, were comprehensively beaten tonight.

Caption competition: what's Robbie Keane saying to Robbie Jr?
# Top Top Prize
From The42
# Top Top Prize

Caption competition: what's Robbie Keane saying to Robbie Jr?

Jun 1st 2012, 2:57 PM 3,964 Views 94 Comments

Want to win one of three Irish football jerseys ahead of next week’s big kick-off? Well, we know a man that can help you out.

Here's your 'I'm not worried about my knee' pic of the day
# Number 1
From The42
# Number 1

Here's your 'I'm not worried about my knee' pic of the day

Jun 1st 2012, 2:48 PM 530 Views 1 Comment

Shay Given’s going to be okay, folks.

Did someone say Irish walkover? Prandelli says he's ready to pull Italy out of Euros
# Euro 2012
From The42
# Euro 2012

Did someone say Irish walkover? Prandelli says he's ready to pull Italy out of Euros

Jun 1st 2012, 2:03 PM 6,154 Views 18 Comments

First there was the match-fixing scandal and now Gigi Buffon is caught up in a betting controversy.

VIDEO: Stunning timelapse footage from Ireland's Euro 2012 send-off game
# Euro 2012
From The42
# Euro 2012

VIDEO: Stunning timelapse footage from Ireland's Euro 2012 send-off game

Jun 1st 2012, 12:15 PM 490 Views 1 Comment

Giovanni Trapattoni’s side beat Bosnia in Dublin before heading for Italy last weekend.

VIDEO: An animated history of Irish football
# Euro 2012
From The42
# Euro 2012

VIDEO: An animated history of Irish football

Jun 1st 2012, 11:51 AM 440 Views 1 Comment

Roy Keane, Thierry Henry and Eurovision heros of the past all make appearances in the James Richardson-narrated episode from the Guardian.

Follow Friday: It's Simon 'supersub' Cox
# FF
From The42
# FF

Follow Friday: It's Simon 'supersub' Cox

Jun 1st 2012, 11:21 AM 346 Views 0 Comments

It’s Friday, so we’re presenting our favourite tweeting member of Trap’s squad.

VIDEO: A good omen? The Irish team's goals in 'Euro 2012 for Robots'
# RoboCup
# RoboCup

VIDEO: A good omen? The Irish team's goals in 'Euro 2012 for Robots'

Jun 1st 2012, 11:01 AM 1,763 Views 5 Comments

If Robbie Keane’s hamstring gives way, maybe the folks at NUI Maynooth will be able to send a substitute automaton?

7 days to Euro 2012: Spain are perennial underachievers no more
# Countdown
From The42
# Countdown

7 days to Euro 2012: Spain are perennial underachievers no more

Jun 1st 2012, 10:45 AM 218 Views 0 Comments

After a quarter century of early exits, tiki-taka brought Spain their first European title in 44 years.

The Magnificent Seven: The best young players at Euro 2012
# Fledglings
From The42
# Fledglings

The Magnificent Seven: The best young players at Euro 2012

Jun 1st 2012, 9:15 AM 797 Views 1 Comment

Some obvious, some not so obvious… We look at the players looking to make their names in Poland and the Ukraine.

What recession? One in four going to Euros will shell out over €3,000
# COYBIG
From The42
# COYBIG

What recession? One in four going to Euros will shell out over €3,000

Jun 1st 2012, 8:05 AM 2,853 Views 24 Comments

The results of a survey suggest the credit unions and piggy banks are being hit hard ahead of next week’s tournament.

Friendly preview: Italy ready for Russia test
# Game On
From The42
# Game On

Friendly preview: Italy ready for Russia test

Jun 1st 2012, 7:42 AM 128 Views 0 Comments

The Italians will be hoping to improve on recent results, after they lost their last two friendlies against Uruguay and the United States respectively.

VIDEO: Friendlies round-up - France impress as Germany fail to convince
# Ready To Go
From The42
# Ready To Go

VIDEO: Friendlies round-up - France impress as Germany fail to convince

May 31st 2012, 11:09 PM 446 Views 0 Comments

Greece also recorded a 1-0 victory against Armenia thanks to a Kyriakos Papadopoulos goal.

French cabinet to boycott Euro 2012 in Ukraine
# Protest
From The42
# Protest

French cabinet to boycott Euro 2012 in Ukraine

May 31st 2012, 10:21 PM 5,915 Views 18 Comments

Sport and Youth Minister Valerie Fourneyron said the cabinet were intent on “respecting European values”.

Blow for England: Frank Lampard ruled out of Euro 2012
# Euro 2012
From The42
# Euro 2012

Blow for England: Frank Lampard ruled out of Euro 2012

May 31st 2012, 6:15 PM 523 Views 4 Comments

The Chelsea midfielder will be replaced by Jordan Henderson, who had a torrid first season with Liverpool.

Here's your 'Threatening Trap' pic of the day
# Pointing The Finger
From The42
# Pointing The Finger

Here's your 'Threatening Trap' pic of the day

May 31st 2012, 2:43 PM 732 Views 3 Comments

Is Giovanni annoyed about something?

"I don't wish to speak again about this situation!" Trap sick of fielding Foley questions
# Cranky
From The42
# Cranky

"I don't wish to speak again about this situation!" Trap sick of fielding Foley questions

May 31st 2012, 1:42 PM 4,191 Views 37 Comments

The Ireland manager became irritated when speaking to the press after Thursday’s training session in Italy.

YouTube top 10: because this is what happens when Gordon Ramsay tries to play football
# Going Viral
From The42
# Going Viral

YouTube top 10: because this is what happens when Gordon Ramsay tries to play football

May 31st 2012, 12:38 PM 1,204 Views 0 Comments

Also featuring a positive contribution from Paul McShane, and probably the best game-saving catch you’ll ever see.

8 days to Euro 2012: Who stuck the ball in the English net?
# Countdown
From The42
# Countdown

8 days to Euro 2012: Who stuck the ball in the English net?

May 31st 2012, 10:38 AM 458 Views 2 Comments

Ireland’s last appearance at the Euros encompassed one very special day in Stuttgart.

Bydgoszcz: Poland's hidden city ready for Trap's army
# Euro 2012
From The42
# Euro 2012

Bydgoszcz: Poland's hidden city ready for Trap's army

May 31st 2012, 9:05 AM 4,745 Views 35 Comments

Officials estimate that more than 1,000 fans, the majority of them Irish, will set up their Euro 2012 base in the city located between Poznan and Gdansk.