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#Euro2012

# euro2012 - Friday 15 June, 2012

Going nowhere: Trapattoni vows to continue as Irish manager
# Determination
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# Determination

Going nowhere: Trapattoni vows to continue as Irish manager

Jun 15th 2012, 7:36 PM 3,630 Views 30 Comments

The veteran manager also praised the Irish fans’ behaviour during yesterday’s match.

In pictures: Thunderstorm holds play up in Donetsk
# Euro 2012
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# Euro 2012

In pictures: Thunderstorm holds play up in Donetsk

Jun 15th 2012, 6:25 PM 906 Views 0 Comments

The Group D game between Ukraine and France was postponed for an hour due to heavy rain and lightning strikes.

VIDEO: This electrical thunderstorm and torrential rain is why Ukraine v France was suspended
# Euro 2012
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# Euro 2012

VIDEO: This electrical thunderstorm and torrential rain is why Ukraine v France was suspended

Jun 15th 2012, 5:26 PM 6,878 Views 11 Comments

The rain in Ukraine falls mainly on the… Donbass Arena, by the looks of things.

As it happened: Ukraine v France, Euro 2012 From The42
Live Jun 15th 2012, 4:49 PM

As it happened: Ukraine v France, Euro 2012

'Keane has lost the plot. He should respect Irish fans' - Dunphy
# Response
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# Response

'Keane has lost the plot. He should respect Irish fans' - Dunphy

Jun 15th 2012, 4:27 PM 10,127 Views 68 Comments

The RTE pundit says Roy Keane’s criticism of supporters in Gdansk was “disgraceful” and “unfair”.

Poll: With Euro 2012 on, have you been paying much attention to the GAA?
# Have Your Say
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# Have Your Say

Poll: With Euro 2012 on, have you been paying much attention to the GAA?

Jun 15th 2012, 4:10 PM 423 Views 9 Comments

Can the Championship really compete for our attention when the eyes of the world are on Poland and Ukraine? Have your say in our poll.

Mesut Ozil misses training but should be fit to face Denmark
# Euro 2012
From The42
# Euro 2012

Mesut Ozil misses training but should be fit to face Denmark

Jun 15th 2012, 3:37 PM 317 Views 0 Comments

The Real Madrid playmaker, one of the players of the tournament so far, spent the day in physio.

LIVE: Euro 2012, day 8 From The42
Live Jun 15th 2012, 2:23 PM

LIVE: Euro 2012, day 8

On Tour: The more craic we have off the pitch, the bigger spanking we get on it
# COYBIG
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# COYBIG

On Tour: The more craic we have off the pitch, the bigger spanking we get on it

Jun 15th 2012, 2:12 PM 5,527 Views 39 Comments

Our mansk in Gdansk refused to be beaten down by a mere four goal defeat.

Euro 2012: Over 2 million tune in to watch Ireland's Gdansk misery
# Telly Box
From The42
# Telly Box

Euro 2012: Over 2 million tune in to watch Ireland's Gdansk misery

Jun 15th 2012, 1:35 PM 476 Views 0 Comments

Ah sure, what else would you be doing on a wet Thursday night?

Croatian fan threw banana at Balotelli - report
# Euro 2012
From The42
# Euro 2012

Croatian fan threw banana at Balotelli - report

Jun 15th 2012, 1:22 PM 1,371 Views 1 Comment

UEFA are investigating alleged racist abuse aimed at the Italy striker in the 1-1 draw with Croatia yesterday.

Sweden's Sportbladet wins the award for best front page splash of Euro 2012
# Epic Trolling
From The42
# Epic Trolling

Sweden's Sportbladet wins the award for best front page splash of Euro 2012

Jun 15th 2012, 12:47 PM 1,257 Views 0 Comments

It’s like that TV programme where the cat used to bring the guy tomorrow’s newspaper today…

VIDEO: ‘Angela Merkel’ addresses the Irish nation
# A Nation Holds Its Debt
From The42
# A Nation Holds Its Debt

VIDEO: ‘Angela Merkel’ addresses the Irish nation

Jun 15th 2012, 12:05 PM 5,307 Views 6 Comments

In the latest Apres Match skit, the German Chancellor lays out her plans for the country in the aftermath of the Spain defeat.

Preview: Hodgson set to start Carroll and Welbeck
# Euro 2012
From The42
# Euro 2012

Preview: Hodgson set to start Carroll and Welbeck

Jun 15th 2012, 11:43 AM 308 Views 0 Comments

England take on Sweden in Kiev later tonight and are likely to go with a Manchester-Liverpool partnership up front.

Preview: Les Bleus look to see off Ukraine in their own backyard
# Group D
From The42
# Group D

Preview: Les Bleus look to see off Ukraine in their own backyard

Jun 15th 2012, 11:18 AM 357 Views 0 Comments

France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris says the team are in a much healthier state than at the World Cup two years ago.

VIDEO: Ireland fans sing The Fields of Athenry in Gdansk
# COYBIG
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# COYBIG

VIDEO: Ireland fans sing The Fields of Athenry in Gdansk

Jun 15th 2012, 10:59 AM 13,646 Views 69 Comments

They may be effectively out of the competition but, off the field, the Boys and Green have left a lasting impression on Euro 2012.

Slideshow: Twitter pays its respects to Irish supporters
# Euro 2012
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# Euro 2012

Slideshow: Twitter pays its respects to Irish supporters

Jun 15th 2012, 10:47 AM 2,937 Views 0 Comments

The likes of Robin van Persie, Yossi Benayoun and Fabrice Muamba were all wowed by Ireland’s fans in Gdansk.

Spain beginning to show the character of champions, says Torres
# Euro 2012
From The42
# Euro 2012

Spain beginning to show the character of champions, says Torres

Jun 15th 2012, 10:35 AM 230 Views 0 Comments

The Chelsea striker scored twice against Ireland last night and believes the current holders are finding form at the right time.

Poll: Is Roy Keane right, do we need a change of mentality?
# Divisive
From The42
# Divisive

Poll: Is Roy Keane right, do we need a change of mentality?

Jun 15th 2012, 10:14 AM 2,539 Views 40 Comments

The ex-international wants to change the attitude towards Irish supporters, do we have to?

The Magnificent Seven: crazy sports fans
# Mad Men
From The42
# Mad Men

The Magnificent Seven: crazy sports fans

Jun 15th 2012, 10:00 AM 934 Views 7 Comments

These seven individuals have one thing in common – they’re all somewhat bonkers.

Irish suffered "psychological blow", admits Trap
# Euro 2012
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# Euro 2012

Irish suffered "psychological blow", admits Trap

Jun 15th 2012, 6:47 AM 5,926 Views 45 Comments

“We don’t see fear in training or in our preparations for the tournament, I don’t see tensions in the side,” said the Italian after the rout by Spain.

Analysis: Trap made it easy for the best team on the planet
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# Euro2012

Analysis: Trap made it easy for the best team on the planet

Jun 15th 2012, 12:05 AM 7,608 Views 67 Comments

Ireland were up against it when facing the defending champions tonight. But the Ireland manager gave Spain a helping hand, writes Miguel Delaney.

# euro2012 - Thursday 14 June, 2012

Gdansk for the memories - but the party's over now
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# Euro 2012

Gdansk for the memories - but the party's over now

Jun 14th 2012, 11:09 PM 7,179 Views 45 Comments

For a brief while this afternoon Irish fans dreamed the impossible dream, but it took just four minutes to bring them crashing back to earth.

'We're not here for a sing-song', fumes Roy Keane after Irish defeat
# On Song
From The42
# On Song

'We're not here for a sing-song', fumes Roy Keane after Irish defeat

Jun 14th 2012, 10:37 PM 31,197 Views 345 Comments

“I’m not too happy with all that nonsense. To praise the supporters for sake of it … Let’s change that attitude towards Irish supporters.”

Trapattoni: We didn't learn our lessons from Croatia game
# Over And Out
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# Over And Out

Trapattoni: We didn't learn our lessons from Croatia game

Jun 14th 2012, 10:27 PM 4,378 Views 22 Comments

The Italian admitted his side made life easy for one of the best team’s to ever lace up football boots tonight in Gdansk.

Video: Irish fans in Gdansk in full voice as others hail magnificent support
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# COYBIG

Video: Irish fans in Gdansk in full voice as others hail magnificent support

Jun 14th 2012, 10:23 PM 8,859 Views 46 Comments

If the game was played in the stands, Ireland would have won 5-4.

Irish fans deserved more than this, says Keith Andrews
# Euro 2012
From The42
# Euro 2012

Irish fans deserved more than this, says Keith Andrews

Jun 14th 2012, 10:00 PM 1,615 Views 4 Comments

“You can hear the fans, they’re an absolute credit to their country and the team,” said the West Brom man after the defeat.

Player ratings: here's how we scored the Boys in Green tonight
# Marks Out Of 10
From The42
# Marks Out Of 10

Player ratings: here's how we scored the Boys in Green tonight

Jun 14th 2012, 9:56 PM 8,263 Views 45 Comments

It wasn’t pretty or easy, but we’ve marked the boys’ performances on a disappointing night in Gdansk.

Match report: Spain run riot over hapless Ireland
# Red Tide
From The42
# Red Tide

Match report: Spain run riot over hapless Ireland

Jun 14th 2012, 9:43 PM 4,464 Views 52 Comments

The Irish are the first team eliminated from the tournament after a night to forget in Gdansk.

As it happened: Ireland v Spain, Euro 2012 From The42
Live Jun 14th 2012, 6:38 PM

As it happened: Ireland v Spain, Euro 2012

Torres confirmed to start as Spain announce side to face Ireland
# Ready To Go
From The42
# Ready To Go

Torres confirmed to start as Spain announce side to face Ireland

Jun 14th 2012, 6:18 PM 2,524 Views 10 Comments

There is only one change in total from the side that drew 1-1 with Italy.

Spain v Ireland countdown: 3 key battles in tonight's match
# Individual Duels
From The42
# Individual Duels

Spain v Ireland countdown: 3 key battles in tonight's match

Jun 14th 2012, 5:38 PM 599 Views 4 Comments

We break down the areas in which this evening’s game is likely to be won and lost.

In pictures: Trap's Army invades Gdansk ahead of Spanish showdown
# Euro 2012
From The42
# Euro 2012

In pictures: Trap's Army invades Gdansk ahead of Spanish showdown

Jun 14th 2012, 5:08 PM 7,051 Views 8 Comments

With a mouth-watering Group C game against defending champions Spain hours away, the Irish are painting the city green.

Divided loyalties: how it feels to be half-Irish, half-Spanish today
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From The42
# Euro2012

Divided loyalties: how it feels to be half-Irish, half-Spanish today

Jun 14th 2012, 4:52 PM 5,148 Views 9 Comments

Miguel Delaney is in Gdansk for us… and for once his journalistic objectivity is welcome.

Minister Literally Pulling on the Green Jersey Pic of the Day
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# Pic Of The Day

Minister Literally Pulling on the Green Jersey Pic of the Day

Jun 14th 2012, 4:46 PM 4,642 Views 29 Comments

No comment.

As it happened: Italy v Croatia, Euro 2012 From The42
Live Jun 14th 2012, 4:39 PM

As it happened: Italy v Croatia, Euro 2012

UEFA to investigate Bendtner's underpants celebration
# Watch This Space
From The42
# Watch This Space

UEFA to investigate Bendtner's underpants celebration

Jun 14th 2012, 2:14 PM 1,697 Views 4 Comments

The organisation will look into the striker’s antics following his goal against Portugal.

Spain v Ireland: 'This is the biggest game Ireland have ever played'
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From The42
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Spain v Ireland: 'This is the biggest game Ireland have ever played'

Jun 14th 2012, 1:48 PM 3,496 Views 23 Comments

Playing world and European champions in a major tournament and needed at least a point? We’ve never been involved in a bigger occasion, writes Miguel Delaney.

LIVE: Euro 2012, day 7 From The42
Live Jun 14th 2012, 1:34 PM

LIVE: Euro 2012, day 7

On Tour: Hoping for a late, late show of our own in Gdansk with Pat Kenny
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From The42
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On Tour: Hoping for a late, late show of our own in Gdansk with Pat Kenny

Jun 14th 2012, 1:16 PM 835 Views 1 Comment

The mansk in Gdansk is also living it large with a celebrities keen on following the boys in green.