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#Damien Duff

# damien-duff - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

'He's ready to go' -- Relaxed Irish confident on Given fitness

“Nobody is more desperate than Shay to play on Sunday. I don’t think wild horses would keep him from being on that pitch,” said Alan Kelly today.

Champions Spain undergo light first training run

They may be the world and European champions but only 300 fans turned out to watch Spain this morning. Ireland had around 13,000 yesterday.

# damien-duff - Tuesday 5 June, 2012

Net gains for Trap as Given to train tomorrow, Ireland manager says

And in his first press conference in Poland, Trapattoni says Ireland won’t go to one up front.. just yet.

In pictures: Ireland's Euro hopefuls enjoy their first day in Poland Euro 2012 This post contains images

In pictures: Ireland's Euro hopefuls enjoy their first day in Poland

The squad’s Polish hosts made the Boys in Green feel welcome on their arrival for the upcoming championships.

Euro 2012: here's how our writers think it'll all pan out

Plans for hooleys on the Walkinstown roundabout, drinking bowls of loud-mouth soup on high stools, retro jerseys and some football. Here’s how we see it.

# damien-duff - Monday 4 June, 2012

Match report: Ireland stumble towards Poland with draw against Hungary

Croatia manager Slaven Bilic watched from the stands but he saw Ireland being Ireland, according to Richard Dunne.

I might play one up front against Croatia, says Trap

Ireland were overrun by their hosts in Budapest at times tonight.

It’s time to hit the road… let’s make a playlist for the trip to Poland Open Thread This post contains videos

It’s time to hit the road… let’s make a playlist for the trip to Poland

What’s on the stereo as we head for Poznan? Let us know.

# damien-duff - Sunday 3 June, 2012

Trapattoni expecting no walkovers in Poland

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

# damien-duff - Wednesday 30 May, 2012

In numbers: How does this Irish squad compare to past tournament panels?

Which club has provided them most players? Which squad had the most medals? We crunch the numbers so you don’t have to.

Team-by-team: here’s your guide to all the sides at this year’s Euros Euro2012 This post contains videos

Team-by-team: here’s your guide to all the sides at this year’s Euros

Who’s the Italian’s top man. Who’s that guy with the moustache? How are the Czechs like a sneezing panda?

# damien-duff - Tuesday 29 May, 2012

‘Mam will you send out my dole’ – some of our favourite flags heading to Poland Keep It Flying This post contains images

‘Mam will you send out my dole’ – some of our favourite flags heading to Poland

Like Trap, the ‘You Boys in Green’ forum have been busy preparing for the trip east. Check these out.

Cox partners Keane up front against Tuscan XI tonight

Despite being cut from the squad earlier today, defender Kevin Foley is on the bench and will feature, reportedly.

Trap names final Euros squad -- McShane in, Foley out

“I have spoken to him and understand how difficult it is, saying that he can remain with the squad if he wishes,” Trap says.

# damien-duff - Monday 28 May, 2012

Italy to warm up for Irish test... with Luxembourg friendly

Italian coach Cesare Prandelli has named five uncapped players in his provisional 32-man squad and is likely to cut it back after the game.

# damien-duff - Sunday 27 May, 2012

'Wheels up' -- Ireland squad suited and booted for Euro 2012 departure

Giovanni Trapattoni’s squad are Italy-bound for their pre-tournament training camp.

Trapattoni waiting for key duo to prove fitness ahead of Euro tilt

Shay Given and John O’Shea will have to show they’re ready, manager Giovanni Trapattoni says.

# damien-duff - Saturday 26 May, 2012

Eastern promise: Richard Dunne boosted ahead of Poland trip by win in Dublin

Defender was left enhausted in the Lansdowne Road heat.

Report: McGeady provides the spark as Ireland ensure fond farewell before Euro 2012

The winger made a huge impact on the friendly encounter and Richard Dunne was once again immense at the back.

# damien-duff - Friday 25 May, 2012

James McClean gets the nod for Bosnia friendly

Manager Giovanni Trapattoni has named the Derry-born player in the side for the game at the Aviva Stadium tomorrow.

# damien-duff - Thursday 24 May, 2012

Glenn Whelan sits out training... with a sore throat

The post-wedding sing-song must have taken it out of the Stoke midfielder last weekend.

# damien-duff - Wednesday 23 May, 2012

Wish you were here! Spain arrive in Austria ahead of Euros

Real Madrid trio Iker Casillas, Sergio Ramos and Xabi Alonso were among the big names present in Schruns in the west of Austria. We’re not scared.

Shay Given to go to London to see knee specialist

“This is purely precautionary and Shay remains fine for the Euros,” the FAI insist.

# damien-duff - Sunday 20 May, 2012

In pictures: Ireland squad's first full training session Euro 2012 This post contains images

In pictures: Ireland squad's first full training session

Robbie Keane hasn’t arrived yet but the rest of the squad are now in camp and preparing for Poland.

# damien-duff - Thursday 17 May, 2012

Were you a young fella during Italia '90? Check out this band's new music video Remember When This post contains videos

Were you a young fella during Italia '90? Check out this band's new music video

A Dark Horse’s video for their new single Take Me Home is the hot track this summer, pop pickers! Nice.

Caption time: when Liam Brady met Hector O'hEochagain

What was said between the Irish football legend and the Poland-bound disc jockey Hector?

Your 'Now You Know How We Feel, Dunphy' Picture of the Day

The lads were out in RTÉ this afternoon to launch the station’s European Championship coverage.

'We'd depend on GAA and IRFU' - Delaney says Euro 2020 bid feasible

Irish soccer chiefs have made ‘an expression of interest’ with Wales and Scotland.

# damien-duff - Monday 7 May, 2012

Does the age of a squad affect their performance at major tournaments?

We’ve crunched the numbers and this is how they stack up for Trap’s European hopefuls this summer.

# damien-duff - Thursday 3 May, 2012

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

Part III of our Euro 2012 squad countdown continues with a look at Trap’s midfield. If you were picking the team, who’d be on the plane?

VIDEO: Irish football fans prepare for Poland odyssey by building their own campervan

Next stop, Gdansk for these clever supporters.

# damien-duff - Saturday 28 April, 2012

Going up: Enda Kenny and Giovanni Trapattoni take on Croagh Patrick Political Football This post contains images

Going up: Enda Kenny and Giovanni Trapattoni take on Croagh Patrick

The Taoiseach and Ireland’s football chief teamed up for a charity fundraiser at the famous Co Mayo climb earlier.

# damien-duff - Friday 27 April, 2012

42 days to Euro 2012: Charlie O'Leary and the lads are fitted for their suits

It’s not all about the action on the pitch, you know…

# damien-duff - Saturday 21 April, 2012

Stephen Ireland hints at return to international fold after Euros Prodigal Son This post contains a poll

Stephen Ireland hints at return to international fold after Euros

“I think it’s highly unlikely that I’ll be involved in the squad for the Euros,” Ireland said today. No kidding.

# damien-duff - Thursday 19 April, 2012

50 days to Euro 2012: USSR clinch inaugural tournament in extra-time Countdown This post contains videos

50 days to Euro 2012: USSR clinch inaugural tournament in extra-time

Everyday from now until June 8, we’ll be counting down the most memorable moments the European championships have brought us through the years.

# damien-duff - Wednesday 18 April, 2012

Political football: Ireland midfielder Andy Reid lends support to Vita Cortex workers

“I admire the courage you have all shown,” the Nottingham Forest winger wrote in a letter to the protesting workers.

# damien-duff - Monday 16 April, 2012

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Monday Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Monday

All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as the few bits and pieces you might not have seen.

Don't worry Ireland... El Clasico rivalry won't affect Spain, says Del Bosque

Spain coach reckons that the national side won’t be hamstrung if we have a Real-Barcelona Champions League final.

Anyone for the first of the Damien Duff Euro 2012 t-shirts?

Penneys are selling these bad boys in aid of Temple Street and Crumlin Children’s Hospital.

# damien-duff - Monday 9 April, 2012

Balotelli may yet face Ireland in Poland, says Prandelli

Super Mario say red at the Emirates yesterday but Italy’s manager says the striker is still in his thoughts.