Sean St Ledger; Glenn Whelan
# sean-st-ledger-glenn-whelan - Saturday 29 December, 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
The Boys in Green are going home early and there are genuine reasons for Irish football fans to be feeling down, writes Miguel Delaney.
“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
“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
“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.”
“You can hear the fans, they’re an absolute credit to their country and the team,” said the West Brom man after the defeat.
The Irish are the first team eliminated from the tournament after a night to forget in Gdansk.
Giovanni Trapattoni leads his men into a can’t-lose clash with the world and European champions in Gdansk. It might well be epic.
With a mouth-watering Group C game against defending champions Spain hours away, the Irish are painting the city green.
Miguel Delaney is in Gdansk for us… and for once his journalistic objectivity is welcome.
# sean-st-ledger-glenn-whelan - Tuesday 12 June, 2012
The message from the Ireland skipper was clear this afternoon ahead of the daunting meeting with world champions Spain in Gdynia: believe.
“Clearly we are not going to change our style one little bit,” the Barcelona man insisted today.
The 73-year-old Italian coach said he has to rebuild some dented Irish confidence before taking on Vicente del Bosque’s Spain.
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
All is not lost, Ireland fans. No seriously… it’s not.
Cian O’Callaghan woke up with a thumping headache, a sore jaw and a magical day’s worth of memories.
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.
“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
The Italian said Ireland will now aim for six points against Spain and Italy over the course of the next week.
Ireland were out-classed by Croatia in their Group C opener in Poland tonight. Here’s how it happened.
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
We whiled away the hours before kick-off collecting tweets, following stories and giggling excitedly. Review the day’s action here.
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
This is one way to counteract the Spaniards’ tiki-taka.
“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.”
“Today, he rested but I think he is ready to play. Yes, he is 100% fit. Everything is good,” the Italian said today.
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
Don’t worry, Irish fans. You’ll be able to get in an English-language mass before the Spain game.
“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.
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
And in his first press conference in Poland, Trapattoni says Ireland won’t go to one up front.. just yet.
The squad’s Polish hosts made the Boys in Green feel welcome on their arrival for the upcoming championships.
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
Croatia manager Slaven Bilic watched from the stands but he saw Ireland being Ireland, according to Richard Dunne.
Ireland were overrun by their hosts in Budapest at times tonight.
What’s on the stereo as we head for Poznan? Let us know.