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#Road to Poland

# road-to-poland - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

Ireland third in the world for Euro 2012 Google searches... Nepal is first
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Ireland third in the world for Euro 2012 Google searches... Nepal is first

Jun 13th 2012, 1:25 PM 4,059 Views 9 Comments

Searches for Irish ‘flags’, ‘decorations’ and ‘bunting’ have also been on the rise over the past month…

# road-to-poland - Sunday 27 May, 2012

Healthy competition spurs on McGeady among others
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Healthy competition spurs on McGeady among others

May 27th 2012, 8:58 AM 809 Views 1 Comment

The emergence of James McClean has given the winger a new lease of life, while Giovanni Trapattoni has options all over the pitch going by yesterday’s win.

# road-to-poland - Saturday 26 May, 2012

As-it-happened: Ireland v Bosnia Herzegovina, International Friendly
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# Minute-by-Minute

As-it-happened: Ireland v Bosnia Herzegovina, International Friendly

May 26th 2012, 2:02 PM 10,922 Views 12 Comments

We were at Lansdowne Road on a cracking Saturday afternoon. Check out how Trap and the lads did in their final home warm-up game.

Bosnian test should provide a good rehearsal for Croatia
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Bosnian test should provide a good rehearsal for Croatia

May 26th 2012, 10:00 AM 414 Views 3 Comments

It may be Ireland’s Euro 2012 send-off but Safet Susic and his team haven’t just come here to be part of the celebrations.

# road-to-poland - Friday 25 May, 2012

'Striking options much stronger than at 2002 World Cup' - Robbie Keane
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'Striking options much stronger than at 2002 World Cup' - Robbie Keane

May 25th 2012, 8:00 PM 421 Views 4 Comments

The Ireland skipper says all five of Giovanni Trapattoni’s front men are desperate to start against Croatia.

Balancing act: Trapattoni allays injury concerns, praises attitude
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Balancing act: Trapattoni allays injury concerns, praises attitude

May 25th 2012, 6:51 PM 2,024 Views 12 Comments

The Ireland boss was in a relaxed mood today as he spoke confidently about the fitness of those carrying niggly injuries.

Trap hands McShane a rare chance to impress... here's why
# Euro 2012
# Euro 2012

Trap hands McShane a rare chance to impress... here's why

May 25th 2012, 4:37 PM 2,888 Views 11 Comments

The Ireland boss wants to run the rule over the Hull defender and will start him at Lansdowne Road tomorrow.

14 days to Euro 2012: The man behind the flag
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14 days to Euro 2012: The man behind the flag

May 25th 2012, 10:35 AM 415 Views 0 Comments

Think you’re a hardcore fan? You haven’t met Davy Keogh.

# road-to-poland - Wednesday 23 May, 2012

VIDEO: The best Gloria Gaynor-inspired Euro 2012 song we've heard
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VIDEO: The best Gloria Gaynor-inspired Euro 2012 song we've heard

May 23rd 2012, 10:30 PM 564 Views 2 Comments

Any video that features Keane and McCarthy as Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore in Ghost deserves your attention.

16 days to Euro 2012: The road to Germany ’88
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16 days to Euro 2012: The road to Germany ’88

May 23rd 2012, 11:25 AM 541 Views 2 Comments

Thank you, Gary Mackay.

Expert views: What chance have Ireland got?
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Expert views: What chance have Ireland got?

May 23rd 2012, 10:00 AM 1,816 Views 14 Comments

We’re a good team, not a great team according to Bill and the boys.

# road-to-poland - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

Here's your 'Euro 2012 banner built entirely of fizzy drinks cans' picture of the day
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Here's your 'Euro 2012 banner built entirely of fizzy drinks cans' picture of the day

May 22nd 2012, 1:32 PM 691 Views 3 Comments

Now that’s dedication.

'It's time for Mario to make headlines for the right reasons' - Cesare Prandelli
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'It's time for Mario to make headlines for the right reasons' - Cesare Prandelli

May 22nd 2012, 11:33 AM 183 Views 0 Comments

As well as speaking about Balotelli, the Italian boss admitted his team “aren’t built to win Euro 2012″.

# road-to-poland - Saturday 19 May, 2012

20 days to Euro 2012: Are you ready?
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20 days to Euro 2012: Are you ready?

May 19th 2012, 11:00 AM 242 Views 0 Comments

It’s nearly time to get the tricolour bunting down out of the attic.

# road-to-poland - Friday 18 May, 2012

'Croatia can win it. There have been surprises in the past' - Liam Brady
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'Croatia can win it. There have been surprises in the past' - Liam Brady

May 18th 2012, 8:30 AM 1,769 Views 10 Comments

If Chippy’s predictions are correct, Ireland chances of getting beyond the group stages are looking even slimmer.

# road-to-poland - Thursday 17 May, 2012

22 days to Euro 2012: Trigger's Giants Stadium yarn
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22 days to Euro 2012: Trigger's Giants Stadium yarn

May 17th 2012, 9:39 AM 644 Views 1 Comment

It’s got something to do with a Viking, we think…

Ireland's '12th man' all set for Poznan
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Ireland's '12th man' all set for Poznan

May 17th 2012, 8:30 AM 1,036 Views 1 Comment

With the European Championships weeks away now, we spoke to Irish fan group You Boys in Green.

# road-to-poland - Tuesday 15 May, 2012

The good, the bad and the cringeworthy: Trap's supreme acting and eight other football TV adverts
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# Nostalgia

The good, the bad and the cringeworthy: Trap's supreme acting and eight other football TV adverts

May 15th 2012, 12:17 PM 497 Views 0 Comments

There’s a gem featuring Eric Cantona, Pat Jennings as a car part and Jason McAteer’s winner in the World Cup final.

24 days to Euro 2012: A chip off the old block
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24 days to Euro 2012: A chip off the old block

May 15th 2012, 8:00 AM 301 Views 0 Comments

Czech Republic defender Michal Kadlec would love to emulate the exploits of the team his father played in at Euro ’96 this summer.

# road-to-poland - Monday 14 May, 2012

25 days to Euro 2012: Don’t worry Ireland fans, Davor Suker retired long ago
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25 days to Euro 2012: Don’t worry Ireland fans, Davor Suker retired long ago

May 14th 2012, 8:10 AM 377 Views 1 Comment

The legendary Croatian striker’s lob over the head of Peter Schmeichel in ’96 was a bit special.

# road-to-poland - Saturday 12 May, 2012

27 days to Euro 2012: A special night at Anfield… spoiled by Kluivert and Co
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27 days to Euro 2012: A special night at Anfield… spoiled by Kluivert and Co

May 12th 2012, 9:25 AM 410 Views 1 Comment

In what proved to be Jack Charlton’s last game in charge, Ireland were given the run-around by the Dutch in a Euro ’96 play-off.

# road-to-poland - Thursday 10 May, 2012

Croatia name preliminary squad, spring a couple of surprises
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# Euro 2012

Croatia name preliminary squad, spring a couple of surprises

May 10th 2012, 2:26 PM 2,142 Views 4 Comments

Slaven Bilic has left Ivan Klasnic and Mladen Petric off the list of 27 names for Ireland’s Group C rivals but there are several familiar faces.

29 days to Euro 2012: David Villa and Spain hit Russia for four
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29 days to Euro 2012: David Villa and Spain hit Russia for four

May 10th 2012, 8:30 AM 181 Views 1 Comment

In their opening game of Euro 2008, the Valencia hitman came up trumps by bagging himself a hat-trick.

# road-to-poland - Wednesday 9 May, 2012

An Irishman abroad: New fan’s guide a must-have for the rocky road to Poland
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An Irishman abroad: New fan’s guide a must-have for the rocky road to Poland

May 9th 2012, 8:20 AM 906 Views 0 Comments

Offaly native now living in Warsaw Damien Moran has released the essential one-stop survival book for Euro 2012.

# road-to-poland - Monday 7 May, 2012

32 days to Euro 2012: Take a bow, Zlatan Ibrahimovic
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32 days to Euro 2012: Take a bow, Zlatan Ibrahimovic

May 7th 2012, 8:30 AM 469 Views 1 Comment

The enigmatic Sweden striker hit one of the goals of the 2008 finals against Greece in Salzburg.

# road-to-poland - Sunday 6 May, 2012

33 days to Euro 2012: Jack’s Army depart for Germany
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33 days to Euro 2012: Jack’s Army depart for Germany

May 6th 2012, 10:00 AM 403 Views 1 Comment

Suited and booted, the Irish team stopped for a photo before boarding their Aer Lingus flight back in June ’88.

# road-to-poland - Saturday 5 May, 2012

34 days to Euro 2012: The Great Dane of Gothenburg
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34 days to Euro 2012: The Great Dane of Gothenburg

May 5th 2012, 8:30 AM 466 Views 2 Comments

Peter Schmeichel was one of the stars of the Denmark team who shocked Europe 20 years ago.

# road-to-poland - Friday 4 May, 2012

'We'll bring you to Poland for match tickets' - Campervan gang's Euro 2012 offer
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'We'll bring you to Poland for match tickets' - Campervan gang's Euro 2012 offer

May 4th 2012, 2:35 PM 4,430 Views 3 Comments

A couple spare in your possession but no way to get to Gdansk? We might just have the answer.

# road-to-poland - Thursday 3 May, 2012

'Doyler has been unlucky, but he's looking sharp again' - Stephen Ward
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'Doyler has been unlucky, but he's looking sharp again' - Stephen Ward

May 3rd 2012, 8:00 PM 206 Views 0 Comments

One of Wolves’ Irish contingent says his club-mate will be an asset to Ireland this summer.

Ever-present Ward sees Euros as perfect remedy for relegation
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Ever-present Ward sees Euros as perfect remedy for relegation

May 3rd 2012, 2:44 PM 1,617 Views 4 Comments

The Wolves defender also admits he is nervous about Monday’s squad announcement.

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

May 3rd 2012, 2:16 PM 1,440 Views 1 Comment

Next stop, Gdansk for these clever supporters.

36 days to Euro 2012: Panenka's cheeky penalty makes it Czech-mate
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36 days to Euro 2012: Panenka's cheeky penalty makes it Czech-mate

May 3rd 2012, 8:00 AM 255 Views 0 Comments

Holders Germany are undone by one of the most beautiful spot-kicks of its day back in 1976.

# road-to-poland - Wednesday 2 May, 2012

37 days to Euro 2012: Gazza's back in the dentist's chair
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37 days to Euro 2012: Gazza's back in the dentist's chair

May 2nd 2012, 8:30 AM 751 Views 0 Comments

Relive one of the most iconic goals (and celebrations) of the ’96 tournament.

# road-to-poland - Thursday 19 April, 2012

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

Apr 19th 2012, 8:30 AM 241 Views 0 Comments

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

# road-to-poland - Friday 13 April, 2012

Azzurri may call upon Super Mario after Giuseppe Rossi is ruled out of Euros
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Azzurri may call upon Super Mario after Giuseppe Rossi is ruled out of Euros

Apr 13th 2012, 5:24 PM 476 Views 0 Comments

The Villarreal striker suffered torn ligaments in his knee training today and will miss the meeting with Ireland as well as the entire tournament.

# road-to-poland - Thursday 12 April, 2012

Bad news for Ireland as David Villa steps up rehabilitation in Euro 2012 bid
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Bad news for Ireland as David Villa steps up rehabilitation in Euro 2012 bid

Apr 12th 2012, 8:33 PM 594 Views 0 Comments

The Barcelona striker is in line to make a comeback in La Liga before the end of the season.

# road-to-poland - Tuesday 10 April, 2012

Take a tour around Ireland's Euro 2012 hotel and training facilities
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Take a tour around Ireland's Euro 2012 hotel and training facilities

Apr 10th 2012, 12:29 PM 1,240 Views 1 Comment

We’d fancy a week’s stay at the seaside resort which Trap’s squad will be based in.

# road-to-poland - Thursday 5 April, 2012

Eastbound and down: What's gone wrong for Aiden McGeady?
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Eastbound and down: What's gone wrong for Aiden McGeady?

Apr 5th 2012, 12:00 PM 2,904 Views 2 Comments

The Ireland winger might be odds-on to start against Croatia on June 10 but he has fallen from grace at Spartak Moscow in recent months.

# road-to-poland - Monday 2 April, 2012

Irish Eye: The Duffer shows he's still got it
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Irish Eye: The Duffer shows he's still got it

Apr 2nd 2012, 1:47 PM 570 Views 0 Comments

Fulham’s 33-year-old winger was on target while Dubliner Jon Daly moved to the top of the SPL goal charts.

# road-to-poland - Thursday 29 March, 2012

‘Richard is as brave as a lion. If he was only 80%, I’d bring him’ – McGrath
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‘Richard is as brave as a lion. If he was only 80%, I’d bring him’ – McGrath

Mar 29th 2012, 8:00 PM 1,056 Views 1 Comment

One Irish defensive hero has been emphasising the importance of having another at the European championships this summer.

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