Irish soccer in 2012: All you need to know in eight videos

Shane Long, Kevin Kilbane and Sligo Rovers all made an impact for various reasons.

1. Chris Forrester announces himself on the LOI scene

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2. Sligo win the League of Ireland

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3. The Irish fans sing despite being outclassed by Spain

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4. Ireland narrowly avoid embarrassment in Kazakhstan

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5. Dunphy and Brady debate Trapattoni’s future as Ireland manager

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6. Shane Long doing the business for West Brom

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7. Norwich’s Irish duo shine against United

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8. Kevin Kilbane rapping ‘Ice Ice Baby’

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