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Road to Poland

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

From TheJournal.ie Ireland third in the world for Euro 2012 Google searches… Nepal is first Euro 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Countdown This post contains videos

14 days to Euro 2012: The man behind the flag

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 COYBIG This post contains videos

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

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 Countdown This post contains videos

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

Thank you, Gary Mackay.

Expert views: What chance have Ireland got?

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

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

‘It’s time for Mario to make headlines for the right reasons’ – Cesare Prandelli

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? Countdown This post contains videos

20 days to Euro 2012: Are you ready?

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

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

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

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

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 Nostalgia This post contains videos

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

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

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 Countdown This post contains videos

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

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 Countdown This post contains videos

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

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

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 Countdown This post contains videos

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Next stop, Gdansk for these clever supporters.

36 days to Euro 2012: Panenka’s cheeky penalty makes it Czech-mate Countdown This post contains videos

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

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 Euro Countdown This post contains videos

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

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 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.

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

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

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

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 COYBIG This post contains videos

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

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?

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 COYBIG This post contains videos

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

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

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

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