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#European Championships

# european-championships - Monday 28 May, 2012

Italy defender Criscito ditched from squad after match-fixing implication
# Euro2012
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# Euro2012

Italy defender Criscito ditched from squad after match-fixing implication

May 28th 2012, 12:33 PM 295 Views 0 Comments

Criscito has withdrawn from the Azzurri’s Euro 2012 squad following his implication in the “Calcioscommesse” match-fixing scandal.

# european-championships - Saturday 26 May, 2012

Open thread: Aiden McGeady or James McClean at Euro 2012 - who would you pick?
# Wide Men
From The42
# Wide Men

Open thread: Aiden McGeady or James McClean at Euro 2012 - who would you pick?

May 26th 2012, 6:57 PM 3,651 Views 25 Comments

The Spartak Moscow winger was in electric form and may have done enough to ensure a starting role at Euro 2012.

Trapattoni left 'very, very satisfied' by Irish performance in 1-0 win.
# Reactions
From The42
# Reactions

Trapattoni left 'very, very satisfied' by Irish performance in 1-0 win.

May 26th 2012, 6:22 PM 525 Views 0 Comments

“We wanted to get on a bit of a role before we go to Poznan,” added Irish matchwinner Shane Long.

# european-championships - Wednesday 23 May, 2012

Give Ireland fans free texts and reduced tariffs at Euro 2012 - Senator
# Phone Home
# Phone Home

Give Ireland fans free texts and reduced tariffs at Euro 2012 - Senator

May 23rd 2012, 7:15 AM 2,862 Views 34 Comments

Labour senator Jimmy Harte has called on mobile phone companies to help out the estimated tens of thousands of fans who will be heading to Poland next month.

# european-championships - Sunday 20 May, 2012

Hodgson tells his players that they'll have to behave themselves at Euro 2012
# No Dentist Chairs
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# No Dentist Chairs

Hodgson tells his players that they'll have to behave themselves at Euro 2012

May 20th 2012, 11:48 AM 402 Views 4 Comments

The England manager is hoping that his squad acts responsibly this summer.

# european-championships - Wednesday 16 May, 2012

Hosting Euro 2020 would make us happier, not richer
# Soccernomics
From The42
# Soccernomics

Hosting Euro 2020 would make us happier, not richer

May 16th 2012, 3:49 PM 744 Views 3 Comments

Hosting a major sport event is a bit like throwing a party. It’s fun but whoever got rich from that?

# european-championships - Tuesday 15 May, 2012

Ireland could make joint bid for Euro 2020 with Wales and Scotland
# Talks
From The42
# Talks

Ireland could make joint bid for Euro 2020 with Wales and Scotland

May 15th 2012, 8:00 AM 1,815 Views 25 Comments

Stewart Regan, chief executive of the SFA, has admitted that the possibility of launching a bid has been discussed.

# european-championships - Sunday 13 May, 2012

26 Days to Euro 2012: How did John Aldridge miss this?
# Countdown
From The42
# Countdown

26 Days to Euro 2012: How did John Aldridge miss this?

May 13th 2012, 9:25 AM 454 Views 0 Comments

Most of us can remember that Paul McGrath hit the post with a header but can you recall Aldo’s fresh air follow-up?

# european-championships - Thursday 10 May, 2012

Ready to go: Swim Ireland name team for European Championships
# Announcement
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# Announcement

Ready to go: Swim Ireland name team for European Championships

May 10th 2012, 7:08 PM 274 Views 0 Comments

Both Grainne Murphy and Barry Murphy will not be competing in the event, having already qualified for the Olympics.

# european-championships - Tuesday 8 May, 2012

31 days to Euro 2012: Poborsky’s stunning lob sinks Portugal
# Countdown
From The42
# Countdown

31 days to Euro 2012: Poborsky’s stunning lob sinks Portugal

May 8th 2012, 8:40 AM 727 Views 0 Comments

It was a piece of individual brilliance that led Manchester United to fork out £3.5m for the Czech midfielder.

# european-championships - Monday 7 May, 2012

Opinion: An Ireland squad with something for everyone
# Euro 2012
From The42
# Euro 2012

Opinion: An Ireland squad with something for everyone

May 7th 2012, 7:15 PM 5,643 Views 22 Comments

Trap stuck to the men he trusts to carry out his gameplan while keeping the fans sweet with the inclusion of James McClean, writes Niall Kelly.

My men, my way as Trapattoni announces Euro 2012 squad
# Reaction
From The42
# Reaction

My men, my way as Trapattoni announces Euro 2012 squad

May 7th 2012, 5:30 PM 4,616 Views 15 Comments

Strength and balance were Giovanni Trapattoni’s buzz words as he announced his squad for next month’s European Championships.

As it happened: Ireland's Euro 2012 squad announcement
# Euro 2012
From The42
# Euro 2012

As it happened: Ireland's Euro 2012 squad announcement

May 7th 2012, 3:12 PM 9,702 Views 19 Comments

We’re live from the Aviva Stadium as Giovanni Trapattoni names his squad for next month’s European Championships.

Who's going to Poland? Our writers pick Ireland's Euro 23
# Euro 2012
From The42
# Euro 2012

Who's going to Poland? Our writers pick Ireland's Euro 23

May 7th 2012, 9:29 AM 4,679 Views 27 Comments

For 23 lucky Irish players, the Euro 2012 adventure begins today. For others, it’s over before it even starts.

# european-championships - Friday 4 May, 2012

Space on the plane: Trap's Euro 2012 attacking options
# Euro 2012
From The42
# Euro 2012

Space on the plane: Trap's Euro 2012 attacking options

May 4th 2012, 5:33 PM 652 Views 0 Comments

The fourth and final part of our countdown to Monday’s Euro 2012 squad announcement is here. Robbie looks sure to start, but whose bags will he be stuffing into the overhead bin?

# european-championships - Thursday 3 May, 2012

Get vaccinated! HSE's message for Irish fans travelling to Euro 2012
# Euro 2012
From The42
# Euro 2012

Get vaccinated! HSE's message for Irish fans travelling to Euro 2012

May 3rd 2012, 5:37 PM 546 Views 1 Comment

The HSE has advised the MMR vaccine for all fans heading to cheer on Trap’s army in Poland this summer.

# european-championships - Wednesday 2 May, 2012

Space on the plane: Trap's Euro 2012 defensive options
# Euro 2012
From The42
# Euro 2012

Space on the plane: Trap's Euro 2012 defensive options

May 2nd 2012, 6:55 PM 1,007 Views 2 Comments

We continue our countdown to Ireland’s Euro 2012 squad announcement with a look at the men who would be Trap’s backline this summer.

VIDEO: Meet the tinfoil hat-wearing Indonesian mystic who thinks Ireland will win Euro 2012
# Crystal Ball
From The42
# Crystal Ball

VIDEO: Meet the tinfoil hat-wearing Indonesian mystic who thinks Ireland will win Euro 2012

May 2nd 2012, 12:36 PM 1,295 Views 1 Comment

It’s because we wear green, innit?

# european-championships - Saturday 28 April, 2012

41 days to Euro 2012: Italy revive the art of catenaccio but France triumph
# Euro 2012
From The42
# Euro 2012

41 days to Euro 2012: Italy revive the art of catenaccio but France triumph

Apr 28th 2012, 10:39 AM 693 Views 0 Comments

If you thought Chelsea’s rearguard action against Barcelona was a thing of horrendous beauty, you would have loved Maldini and the slick Italian defence crew.

# european-championships - Friday 20 April, 2012

49 days to Euro 2012: Van Basten volleys the Netherlands to glory
# Countdown
From The42
# Countdown

49 days to Euro 2012: Van Basten volleys the Netherlands to glory

Apr 20th 2012, 4:11 PM 519 Views 0 Comments

Dutch legend Marco van Basten conjured a moment of magic in the 1988 final. Has a better goal ever decided a major international tournament?

# european-championships - Tuesday 17 April, 2012

Cox grateful for Trapattoni trust
# Euro 2012
From The42
# Euro 2012

Cox grateful for Trapattoni trust

Apr 17th 2012, 2:49 PM 312 Views 0 Comments

“I have to thank Giovanni because every time he has picked me in the squad, I have not been playing at Albion.”

# european-championships - Friday 13 April, 2012

Sure thing, Michel: Platini wants Poland to replace all of their Euro 2012 pitches
# Pitch Battle
From The42
# Pitch Battle

Sure thing, Michel: Platini wants Poland to replace all of their Euro 2012 pitches

Apr 13th 2012, 1:10 PM 574 Views 0 Comments

The pitches in Poznan and Gdansk, where Ireland will play their Group C games, are among those which UEFA wants relaid.

# european-championships - Friday 30 March, 2012

Opinion: It's time to look at a long, hard look at Trap's job with Ireland
# Euro2012
From The42
# Euro2012

Opinion: It's time to look at a long, hard look at Trap's job with Ireland

Mar 30th 2012, 7:30 AM 899 Views 13 Comments

“Our achievements are not open for discussion or debate and while it’s hypocrictial and it’s wrong, we still pat ourselves on the back without the slightest sliver of guilt,” writes Ewan MacKenna.

# european-championships - Saturday 3 March, 2012

Nocher falls short of Olympic qualification, despite victory
# Setback
From The42
# Setback

Nocher falls short of Olympic qualification, despite victory

Mar 3rd 2012, 1:50 PM 206 Views 0 Comments

The 23-year-old still has an opportunity to qualify at the upcoming European Championships.

# european-championships - Thursday 1 March, 2012

Done deal: FAI and players agree Euro 2012 bonus payments
# Euro 2012
From The42
# Euro 2012

Done deal: FAI and players agree Euro 2012 bonus payments

Mar 1st 2012, 7:15 PM 3,494 Views 28 Comments

“In recognition of the wider economic climate, the players were happy to agree to a reduction in qualification payments made in 2002,” a joint statement said this evening.

'The way he has the team playing is a disgrace' - Dunphy blasts Trap again
# Studs Up
From The42
# Studs Up

'The way he has the team playing is a disgrace' - Dunphy blasts Trap again

Mar 1st 2012, 12:46 PM 4,784 Views 74 Comments

“This coach thinks he knows more about football than we do – he doesn’t.”

# european-championships - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

The Morning Score: Wednesday
# Early Doors
From The42
# Early Doors

The Morning Score: Wednesday

Feb 29th 2012, 8:30 AM 334 Views 0 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know… apart from where you put your car keys.

# european-championships - Tuesday 28 February, 2012

FAI score 2,300 more tickets for Euro 2012 group games
# Eastern Promise
From The42
# Eastern Promise

FAI score 2,300 more tickets for Euro 2012 group games

Feb 28th 2012, 1:55 PM 2,311 Views 3 Comments

Association chief John Delaney says the allocation works out at 700-800 tickets per group game.

# european-championships - Saturday 25 February, 2012

Open thread: what should James McClean sing for his Ireland initiation this weekend?
# On Song
From The42
# On Song

Open thread: what should James McClean sing for his Ireland initiation this weekend?

Feb 25th 2012, 8:00 PM 866 Views 3 Comments

Well, you got what you wanted. He’s heading for Dublin tonight… but what should he perform for his new team-mates?

# european-championships - Tuesday 21 February, 2012

Soccernomics: 5 points or 6 for Ireland at Euro 2012? It doesn't matter
# Confused.com
From The42
# Confused.com

Soccernomics: 5 points or 6 for Ireland at Euro 2012? It doesn't matter

Feb 21st 2012, 3:45 PM 1,301 Views 2 Comments

A key question, if we are to get out of the group this summer, is how many points do we need? We’ve crunched the numbers.

# european-championships - Thursday 16 February, 2012

'It's wrong, it's wrong, it's wrong' - Trapattoni has been 'negligent', says Dunphy
# Rant
From The42
# Rant

'It's wrong, it's wrong, it's wrong' - Trapattoni has been 'negligent', says Dunphy

Feb 16th 2012, 7:00 AM 7,576 Views 43 Comments

“I don’t care if he wins the European Championships.”

# european-championships - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

Here’s your latest unofficial Euro 2012 anthem.. by Breen, White and Gold
# On Song
From The42
# On Song

Here’s your latest unofficial Euro 2012 anthem.. by Breen, White and Gold

Feb 7th 2012, 9:00 PM 888 Views 14 Comments

We’ve had reworkings of Smokey classics, low-key ballads to our summer holidays and Dropkick Murphys tributes. And now this.

# european-championships - Monday 6 February, 2012

Capello disagreed with Terry losing England captaincy
# Euro 2012
From The42
# Euro 2012

Capello disagreed with Terry losing England captaincy

Feb 6th 2012, 7:00 AM 217 Views 0 Comments

You know the way when you hand in your notice, and you think you say anything about your employers?

# european-championships - Wednesday 25 January, 2012

FAI confirm warm-up friendlies ahead of Euro 2012 campaign
# Euro Vision
From The42
# Euro Vision

FAI confirm warm-up friendlies ahead of Euro 2012 campaign

Jan 25th 2012, 9:49 AM 2,636 Views 19 Comments

Bosnia and Herzogovina will visit the Aviva for the final home game while Trap’s side will visit Hungary before the championships in Poland and Ukraine.

# european-championships - Friday 13 January, 2012

If it ain't broke... Trap says he'll stick with same squad for Euros
# Euro 2012
From The42
# Euro 2012

If it ain't broke... Trap says he'll stick with same squad for Euros

Jan 13th 2012, 4:32 PM 1,614 Views 15 Comments

James McClean and Ireland’s other Euro 2012 hopefuls will find it hard to break into Giovanni Trapattoni’s plans for this summer.

# european-championships - Sunday 1 January, 2012

Open thread: what are your sporting hopes for 2012
# Forward Thinking
From The42
# Forward Thinking

Open thread: what are your sporting hopes for 2012

Jan 1st 2012, 7:54 AM 1,637 Views 30 Comments

It’s going to be a big one. Let us know what your hopes for the year ahead are.

# european-championships - Thursday 29 December, 2011

What's going to make the news in 2012?
# Over To You
# Over To You

What's going to make the news in 2012?

Dec 29th 2011, 2:44 PM 2,871 Views 47 Comments

What are your predictions for the coalition, the eurozone, and the European Championships in 2012? Tell us what you think is going to make the headlines next year…

# european-championships - Wednesday 21 December, 2011

You do the maths: Ireland drop a place in FIFA rankings despite qualification
# Euro 2012
From The42
# Euro 2012

You do the maths: Ireland drop a place in FIFA rankings despite qualification

Dec 21st 2011, 12:12 PM 4,026 Views 15 Comments

Gary Speed’s Wales side are confirmed as the year’s biggest climbers as they reach the top 50 in latest world rankings.

# european-championships - Monday 12 December, 2011

You coming? UEFA put tickets for Ireland's Euro 2012 adventure on sale
# Golden Ticket
From The42
# Golden Ticket

You coming? UEFA put tickets for Ireland's Euro 2012 adventure on sale

Dec 12th 2011, 2:23 PM 2,558 Views 1 Comment

But there’s no rush as it’s not a first-come, first-serve basis.

# european-championships - Friday 9 December, 2011

It's Gdynia or bust as Ireland confirm Euro 2012 base
# No Reservations
From The42
# No Reservations

It's Gdynia or bust as Ireland confirm Euro 2012 base

Dec 9th 2011, 3:18 PM 1,972 Views 2 Comments

Manager Giovanni Trapattoni and asistant Marco Tardelli were in Poland this week to look at prospective locations.