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Sean St Ledger; Glenn Whelan

# sean-st-ledger-glenn-whelan - Saturday 29 December, 2012

Remember these? The 17 iconic moments that defined Euro 2012

It seems like a lifetime ago now.. but relive the madness with this collection of images.

# sean-st-ledger-glenn-whelan - Saturday 16 June, 2012

Reasons for Ireland’s European disappointment…

The Boys in Green are going home early and there are genuine reasons for Irish football fans to be feeling down, writes Miguel Delaney.

Caption time: what was going on at Ireland training this afternoon?

Stephen Kelly, Paul Green and Kevin Doyle seemed pretty interested in one photographer’s camera earlier.

‘It’s heartbreaking’ — Richard Dunne reflects on broken Euro dreams

“We came here with the aim and the dream of winning the European Championships. It’s gone completely wrong for us,” said the Aston Villa defender this afternoon.

# sean-st-ledger-glenn-whelan - Friday 15 June, 2012

Irish suffered “psychological blow”, admits Trap

“We don’t see fear in training or in our preparations for the tournament, I don’t see tensions in the side,” said the Italian after the rout by Spain.

# sean-st-ledger-glenn-whelan - Thursday 14 June, 2012

‘We’re not here for a sing-song’, fumes Roy Keane after Irish defeat

“I’m not too happy with all that nonsense. To praise the supporters for sake of it … Let’s change that attitude towards Irish supporters.”

Irish fans deserved more than this, says Keith Andrews

“You can hear the fans, they’re an absolute credit to their country and the team,” said the West Brom man after the defeat.

Match report: Spain run riot over hapless Ireland

The Irish are the first team eliminated from the tournament after a night to forget in Gdansk.

As it happened: Ireland v Spain, Euro 2012

Giovanni Trapattoni leads his men into a can’t-lose clash with the world and European champions in Gdansk. It might well be epic.

In pictures: Trap’s Army invades Gdansk ahead of Spanish showdown Euro 2012 This post contains images

In pictures: Trap’s Army invades Gdansk ahead of Spanish showdown

With a mouth-watering Group C game against defending champions Spain hours away, the Irish are painting the city green.

Divided loyalties: how it feels to be half-Irish, half-Spanish today

Miguel Delaney is in Gdansk for us… and for once his journalistic objectivity is welcome.

# sean-st-ledger-glenn-whelan - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

Keane calls on Irish to keep the faith

The message from the Ireland skipper was clear this afternoon ahead of the daunting meeting with world champions Spain in Gdynia: believe.

Busquets says patience a virtue against Irish

“Clearly we are not going to change our style one little bit,” the Barcelona man insisted today.

We can shock Spain, says defiant Trapattoni

The 73-year-old Italian coach said he has to rebuild some dented Irish confidence before taking on Vicente del Bosque’s Spain.

Euro 2012: Day 4′s talking points

Ukraine the perfect hosts, England go back to basics and more headers. Miguel Delaney breaks it down.

# sean-st-ledger-glenn-whelan - Monday 11 June, 2012

Trap staying positive ahead of Spanish inquisition but holds back on McClean

“This morning, I watched our game with more calmness and came to the conclusion that we played good,” the Ireland boss said today.

5 reasons to be cheerful ahead of Ireland’s showdown with Spain

All is not lost, Ireland fans. No seriously… it’s not.

On Tour: The morning after the night before for Trap’s Army in Poznan

Cian O’Callaghan woke up with a thumping headache, a sore jaw and a magical day’s worth of memories.

Euro 2012 analysis: Reality bites as Ireland exposed on the world stage

If you’re going to sit back and invite teams onto you, the most important objective is not to commit the kind of errors that sabotage that, writes Miguel Delaney in Poznan.

Trapattoni rues ‘offside’ decision against Irish

“Maybe Shay didn’t see the ball, because he had three or four players in front of him,” Trapattoni said of the early Croatian goal.

# sean-st-ledger-glenn-whelan - Sunday 10 June, 2012

‘Why not?’ — Trap insists mission is still possible despite set-back

The Italian said Ireland will now aim for six points against Spain and Italy over the course of the next week.

In pictures: Ireland humbled by Croatia in Poznan Feeling Green This post contains images

In pictures: Ireland humbled by Croatia in Poznan

Ireland were out-classed by Croatia in their Group C opener in Poland tonight. Here’s how it happened.

As it happened: Ireland v Croatia, Euro 2012

Could Giovanni Trapattoni’s men get off to a winning start against Croatia this evening? Let’s find out.

# sean-st-ledger-glenn-whelan - Friday 8 June, 2012

LIVEBLOG: Euro 2012, day 1

We whiled away the hours before kick-off collecting tweets, following stories and giggling excitedly. Review the day’s action here.

Flying the flag: 12 Irish banners we hope to see in Poland this summer Euro 2012 This post contains images

Flying the flag: 12 Irish banners we hope to see in Poland this summer

Nothing says game-time like defacing your national flag by scrawling the name of your local pub onto it.

On a wing and a prayer: what each team hopes, expects and faces in Poland and Ukraine

Miguel Delaney breaks down what fans throughout the continent can hope for this month at the Euros.

# sean-st-ledger-glenn-whelan - Thursday 7 June, 2012

VIDEO: Robbie Keane and Glenn Whelan play Gaelic football in Poland…

This is one way to counteract the Spaniards’ tiki-taka.

Relaxed skipper Robbie Keane ready to get going at last

“We had a spa day yesterday, massages and stuff like that. It was a good relaxing day and you could see that. It was back again to sharpness on the pitch today.”

Caption time: what was going on in Gdynia earlier?

Ireland defender Paul McShane seemed to keep his head as all about him lost theirs.

Given will be fine for Croatia showdown, insists Tardelli again

“Today, he rested but I think he is ready to play. Yes, he is 100% fit. Everything is good,” the Italian said today.

In the shop window: here’s the best case scenarios for Ireland’s Euro squad…

A transfer to a big club? A goal to cement a reputation? A few minutes on the pitch? Here’s what’s on offer.

# sean-st-ledger-glenn-whelan - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

Amen! Polish churches go multilingual for Euro 2012

Don’t worry, Irish fans. You’ll be able to get in an English-language mass before the Spain game.

‘He’s ready to go’ — Relaxed Irish confident on Given fitness

“Nobody is more desperate than Shay to play on Sunday. I don’t think wild horses would keep him from being on that pitch,” said Alan Kelly today.

Champions Spain undergo light first training run

They may be the world and European champions but only 300 fans turned out to watch Spain this morning. Ireland had around 13,000 yesterday.

# sean-st-ledger-glenn-whelan - Tuesday 5 June, 2012

Net gains for Trap as Given to train tomorrow, Ireland manager says

And in his first press conference in Poland, Trapattoni says Ireland won’t go to one up front.. just yet.

In pictures: Ireland’s Euro hopefuls enjoy their first day in Poland Euro 2012 This post contains images

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.

Euro 2012: here’s how our writers think it’ll all pan out

Plans for hooleys on the Walkinstown roundabout, drinking bowls of loud-mouth soup on high stools, retro jerseys and some football. Here’s how we see it.

# sean-st-ledger-glenn-whelan - Monday 4 June, 2012

Match report: Ireland stumble towards Poland with draw against Hungary

Croatia manager Slaven Bilic watched from the stands but he saw Ireland being Ireland, according to Richard Dunne.

I might play one up front against Croatia, says Trap

Ireland were overrun by their hosts in Budapest at times tonight.

It’s time to hit the road… let’s make a playlist for the trip to Poland

What’s on the stereo as we head for Poznan? Let us know.

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