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# trap - Friday 15 May, 2020

20 years of drama in Irish football, Chapter 5: 'Trap was like the Pope, I know because I worked with both'
# Little Details
# Little Details

20 years of drama in Irish football, Chapter 5: 'Trap was like the Pope, I know because I worked with both'

May 15th 2020, 8:00 AM 15,798 Views 10 Comments

We open the dressing room door to find out exactly what life was like for Ireland’s players under Giovanni Trapattoni.

# trap - Wednesday 24 February, 2016

Giovanni Trapattoni praises Roy Keane impact with Ireland
# Trap
# Trap

Giovanni Trapattoni praises Roy Keane impact with Ireland

Feb 24th 2016, 1:04 PM 5,980 Views 2 Comments

The former Boys in Green boss says that Martin O’Neill’s team can do well at Euro 2016 if they “fight a lot” against technically superior opposition.

# trap - Thursday 3 December, 2015

Journalist who was held hostage by Isis says airstrikes "are a trap"
# Bad Strategy
From TheJournal.ie
# Bad Strategy

Journalist who was held hostage by Isis says airstrikes "are a trap"

Dec 3rd 2015, 8:42 PM 38,160 Views 112 Comments

Nicolas Hénin says being with IS is “like leaving the Matrix”.

# trap - Saturday 6 June, 2015

'Blatter said to me 'let’s find a way we could forget'. But I am not someone with two faces' - Trapattoni
# Fall-out
# Fall-out

'Blatter said to me 'let’s find a way we could forget'. But I am not someone with two faces' - Trapattoni

Jun 6th 2015, 4:50 PM 5,645 Views 5 Comments

The former Ireland manager has made the claim about Fifa’s outgoing president.

# trap - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

Giovanni Trapattoni in talks to become next Ivory Coast manager
# Trap
# Trap

Giovanni Trapattoni in talks to become next Ivory Coast manager

Jul 1st 2014, 6:52 PM 2,983 Views 12 Comments

The former Ireland boss claims he could also have taken the Morocco job.

# trap - Saturday 28 December, 2013

Trapattoni not interested in Lazio job as he eyes World Cup role
# No Dice
# No Dice

Trapattoni not interested in Lazio job as he eyes World Cup role

Dec 28th 2013, 7:31 PM 3,719 Views 8 Comments

The former Ireland boss does not fancy punching in from 9 to 5 each day and working weekends to boot.

# trap - Thursday 12 December, 2013

VIDEO: Topless protesters disrupt Trap's reunion with Strunz
# Happy Out
# Happy Out

VIDEO: Topless protesters disrupt Trap's reunion with Strunz

Dec 12th 2013, 2:57 PM 28,236 Views 43 Comments

The former Ireland boss took it all in his stride.

# trap - Sunday 13 October, 2013

Trapattoni: 'In a nation that doesn’t have its own football League, I think I did a good job'
# Trap
# Trap

Trapattoni: 'In a nation that doesn’t have its own football League, I think I did a good job'

Oct 13th 2013, 11:35 AM 7,920 Views 50 Comments

‘I got to know an exceptional country, humble and also proud,’ said the Italian.

# trap - Thursday 12 September, 2013

Someone made a JobBridge ad for the new Ireland football manager
# Trap
From The Daily Edge
# Trap

Someone made a JobBridge ad for the new Ireland football manager

Sep 12th 2013, 8:41 AM 7,304 Views 7 Comments

“On completion, the intern will have gained experience in the planning and acquisition of nil-all draws.”

# trap - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

Here's how Twitter reacted to the end of Trap
# Walking Away
# Walking Away

Here's how Twitter reacted to the end of Trap

Sep 11th 2013, 2:21 PM 4,360 Views 2 Comments

There’s been a lot of enthusiasmus to tweet about Trap.

Cats, sacks and handballs: The 8 games that defined Trap's Ireland reign
# End Of An Era
# End Of An Era

Cats, sacks and handballs: The 8 games that defined Trap's Ireland reign

Sep 11th 2013, 12:27 PM 8,757 Views 29 Comments

The Italian’s eventful reign in charge of the Boys in Green is over.

Giovanni Trapattoni and Marco Tardelli leave Ireland by ‘mutual consent’
# Trap
# Trap

Giovanni Trapattoni and Marco Tardelli leave Ireland by ‘mutual consent’

Sep 11th 2013, 11:33 AM 23,008 Views 200 Comments

Trap’s five-year reign as Ireland boss comes to an end following 1-0 defeat in Austria.

# trap - Friday 6 September, 2013

As it happened: Ireland v Sweden, World Cup qualifier
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: Ireland v Sweden, World Cup qualifier

Sep 6th 2013, 7:02 PM 31,073 Views 86 Comments

We were perched high in the Aviva Stadium to bring you minute-by-minute updates of tonight’s crucial clash.

# trap - Wednesday 29 May, 2013

Trapattoni’s delight as young Irish stars answer London calling
# ENGIRE
# ENGIRE

Trapattoni’s delight as young Irish stars answer London calling

May 29th 2013, 10:07 PM 14,725 Views 63 Comments

The Ireland manager praised Coleman, McCarthy and Long after the draw at Wembley.

# trap - Saturday 11 May, 2013

'Never say never': Trapattoni open to Serie A return -- reports
# Call Me Maybe
# Call Me Maybe

'Never say never': Trapattoni open to Serie A return -- reports

May 11th 2013, 10:31 AM 7,626 Views 55 Comments

The Republic of Ireland boss, 74, says he could rekindle his love affair with Italian football.

# trap - Thursday 21 March, 2013

‘I said, are you sure?’ – Trap throws doubt over Brady ‘psychological’ fitness
# COYBIG
# COYBIG

‘I said, are you sure?’ – Trap throws doubt over Brady ‘psychological’ fitness

Mar 21st 2013, 7:31 PM 2,137 Views 9 Comments

The Italian suggested placing ‘TBC’ on the team-sheet is an effort to motivate the midfielder.

# trap - Monday 18 March, 2013

Open Thread: Who would you pick for Sweden v Ireland?
# Sweden V Ireland
# Sweden V Ireland

Open Thread: Who would you pick for Sweden v Ireland?

Mar 18th 2013, 8:20 AM 6,082 Views 47 Comments

With no Kevin Doyle in the squad to face either Sweden or Austria, we want to know what your starting XI would be on Friday…

# trap - Friday 8 March, 2013

Stephen Kelly returns to Ireland squad for World Cup qualifiers, no Darron Gibson
# COYBIG
# COYBIG

Stephen Kelly returns to Ireland squad for World Cup qualifiers, no Darron Gibson

Mar 8th 2013, 12:04 PM 4,254 Views 26 Comments

Giovanni Trapatoni’s side face Sweden and Austria this month.

# trap - Wednesday 16 January, 2013

Hey Pep, here's how to give a Bayern Munich press conference in 7 easy Trapattoni steps
# Pep
# Pep

Hey Pep, here's how to give a Bayern Munich press conference in 7 easy Trapattoni steps

Jan 16th 2013, 5:38 PM 2,341 Views 2 Comments

The Ireland boss has been here before.

# trap - Tuesday 25 December, 2012

Ireland's soccer year told through 10 Giovanni Trapattoni facial expressions
# Il Trap
# Il Trap

Ireland's soccer year told through 10 Giovanni Trapattoni facial expressions

Dec 25th 2012, 3:10 PM 6,066 Views 5 Comments

There was a range of emotions; from very frustrated to incredibly annoyed.

# trap - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

Your 'Oh, you're at Dublin Airport too' pic of the day
# Photobomb
# Photobomb

Your 'Oh, you're at Dublin Airport too' pic of the day

Dec 11th 2012, 2:46 PM 20,044 Views 15 Comments

Fionnuala looks delighted to see the Sports Minister.

# trap - Sunday 5 August, 2012

As it happened: London 2012 Olympics, day nine
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: London 2012 Olympics, day nine

Aug 5th 2012, 7:05 PM 20,288 Views 18 Comments

Join us as we bring you all the action from the Olympics today, including the highly anticipated 100m final in athletics.

# trap - Monday 4 June, 2012

Must do better: here's how the Trap's Ireland players rated
# Marks Out Of 10
# Marks Out Of 10

Must do better: here's how the Trap's Ireland players rated

Jun 4th 2012, 11:27 PM 5,748 Views 18 Comments

Ireland delivered what was widely perceived to be a below-par team performance, but how did each individual fare?

# trap - Wednesday 30 May, 2012

'Football is a cruel sport sometimes' says grateful McShane after call-up
# Empathy
# Empathy

'Football is a cruel sport sometimes' says grateful McShane after call-up

May 30th 2012, 11:58 AM 2,139 Views 13 Comments

The Hull City defender was conscious that his fortune meant disappointment for his friend, Kevin Foley.

# trap - Thursday 3 May, 2012

Ten years on: Keane still has 'no regrets' over Saipan
# Looking Back
# Looking Back

Ten years on: Keane still has 'no regrets' over Saipan

May 3rd 2012, 10:40 PM 6,574 Views 65 Comments

The ex-Ireland international also advocated the selection of James McClean for Trap’s Euro 2012 squad.

# trap - Monday 16 April, 2012

Irish Eye: Bad day for Ireland's Aston Villa contingent
# Boys In Green
# Boys In Green

Irish Eye: Bad day for Ireland's Aston Villa contingent

Apr 16th 2012, 1:14 PM 644 Views 1 Comment

Ciarán Clark was not a happy man after Ashley Young’s theatrics, while Anthony Stokes missed out on a Scottish Cup final place. Andy Keogh, at least, is flying for Millwall…

# trap - Thursday 12 April, 2012

Lampard had a go at me for playing for Ireland - Cascarino
# Criticism
# Criticism

Lampard had a go at me for playing for Ireland - Cascarino

Apr 12th 2012, 8:16 PM 11,713 Views 40 Comments

The Ireland legend also says James McLean must go to the Euros.

# trap - Sunday 11 March, 2012

Rafa Benitez: 'You need to trust Trapattoni on McClean decision'
# Rafa In Dublin
# Rafa In Dublin

Rafa Benitez: 'You need to trust Trapattoni on McClean decision'

Mar 11th 2012, 11:09 AM 959 Views 1 Comment

The former Liverpool boss also believes that Ireland’s opening Euro 2012 clash with Croatia in Poland will be crucial to their hopes of progressing.

# trap - Friday 13 January, 2012

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

# trap - Saturday 31 December, 2011

The casting couch: here's who would play who in ‘2011 - The Sports Movie'
# The Reel Deal
# The Reel Deal

The casting couch: here's who would play who in ‘2011 - The Sports Movie'

Dec 31st 2011, 12:00 PM 674 Views 0 Comments

This year’s line-up features the good, the bad and the predictable.

# trap - Friday 30 December, 2011

The sporting year in review: October
# Looking Back
# Looking Back

The sporting year in review: October

Dec 30th 2011, 6:00 PM 520 Views 0 Comments

The Rugby World Cup came to a close, Ireland qualified for the Euro 2012 playoffs and the GAA All Stars were announced. How was it for you?

# trap - Thursday 1 December, 2011

Counting chickens: here's all you need to know about Ireland's 12 potential Euro 2012 opponents
# Luck Of The Draw
# Luck Of The Draw

Counting chickens: here's all you need to know about Ireland's 12 potential Euro 2012 opponents

Dec 1st 2011, 2:09 PM 4,156 Views 14 Comments

Who can Ireland get in tomorrow’s draw? How will they fare if they do get them? Find out in our brief review of each team that we may or may not face.

# trap - Wednesday 16 November, 2011

Saving face: how the Estonian media reported Ireland's qualification
# Reaction
# Reaction

Saving face: how the Estonian media reported Ireland's qualification

Nov 16th 2011, 12:16 PM 975 Views 4 Comments

Ireland’s opponents’ journalists were impressed by their side’s performance and horrified by the price of Irish beer.

Euros here we come: here’s everything you need to know about Poland and Ukraine
# Happy Days
# Happy Days

Euros here we come: here’s everything you need to know about Poland and Ukraine

Nov 16th 2011, 12:01 AM 713 Views 1 Comment

Find out all you need to know regarding the tournament’s format, group seedings and interesting facts about our destination next summer.

# trap - Tuesday 9 August, 2011

The Daily Fix: Tuesday
# Daily Fix
From TheJournal.ie
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Aug 9th 2011, 8:05 PM 1,788 Views 1 Comment

In today’s Fix: the latest from the UK as the violence spreads, Apple is now the most valuable business in the world, graffiti and poop on the streets of the country, and Ireland’s favourite movies…

# trap - Friday 15 July, 2011

CIA criticised for using fake vaccinations to trap Bin Laden
# Trap
From TheJournal.ie
# Trap

CIA criticised for using fake vaccinations to trap Bin Laden

Jul 15th 2011, 3:36 PM 630 Views 11 Comments

Medecins Sans Frontieres has said setting up a fake vaccination programme threatened life-saving immunisation work around the world.

# trap - Wednesday 13 October, 2010

Keane's form worries Trap
# Euro 2012
# Euro 2012

Keane's form worries Trap

Oct 13th 2010, 10:03 AM 69 Views 0 Comments

Keane’s lack of match practice worries Trap after captain misses two key chances in Zilina.