Euro 2012

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.

DAY ONE IN the big tournament house.

Ireland’s European Championship hopefuls were afforded a warm welcome on their arrival to Poland.

Having arrived in the early hours, Giovanni Trapattoni granted the squad the morning off before they attended a civic reception on the town of Sopot. The Boys in Green then held an open training session at the Municipal Stadium in Gdynia.

Giovanni Trapattoni has just completed his evening press conference (we’ll have a report from Miguel Delaney soon) but here’s how the players got on earlier.

In pictures: Ireland's Euro hopefuls enjoy their first day in Poland
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  • Robbie Keane signs autographs after a civic reception

  • Glenn Whelan, Paul McShane and Richard Dunne share a joke

  • John O'Shea meets the local fans

  • Robbie Keane signs his name on a display board after a civic reception for the Republic of Ireland team in Sopot Town Square

  • The Municipal Stadium

  • The Ireland team are welcomed to Gdynia

  • Ireland kit-man Dick Redmond and cheerleaders lead the team out

  • Dick Redmond does his thing

  • The Ireland players begin their warm up

  • FAI chief John Delaney with the Mayor of Gdynia Wojciech Szczurek

  • A paraglider flies over the stadium

  • Balloons = big tournament

  • Jon Walters is put through his paces

  • Trap meets his public

  • Cheerleaders perform in the Municipal Stadium, Gdynia

  • Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni signs autographs for fans

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