Trap’s Team Geared Up for Euro Trip

GIOVANNI Trapattoni has named the Ireland team for the clash against Armenia on Friday.
Doubts surrounded the inclusion of Richard Dunne, Liam Lawrence, Aiden McGeady and skipper Robbie Keane but all were named in the starting line-up which also features Paul Green.

Ireland’s Green Machine Ready to Rumble

THE always-excellent Mary Hannigan’s interview with Ireland’s new midfield maestro, Paul Green

The 27-year-old lines up in midfield in tomorrow’s Euro 2012 opener against Armenia.

You gotta fight, fight, fight for this glove – Shay staying at City

IN A surprising move, Shay Given has decided to stay at Manchester City and fight for his first team place against Joe Hart.

It had been widely rumoured that the Irish custodian would move to London to either Fulham or Arsenal. Much depended on Arsene Wenger’s attempts to sign Mark Schwarzer which would have allowed Given to link up once more with Mark Hughes.

Ranty Cause: Friday kick-off? Yerevan a laugh

IRELAND kick off their European Championship qualification campaign at the relatively inconspicuous time of 4pm this Friday.

It’s a return to midweek matches and a throwback to a time when primary school children would pack into one classroom or a PE hall in the afternoon, crowded around a small TV, to witness the latest escapades of Jack’s Boys in Green.

Ambassador Ronnie’s Impressive Ballwork

THE UEFA Europa League Final ambassador for Dublin, Ronnie Whelan knows all about big European nights from his playing days with both Liverpool and the Republic of Ireland.

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LIKE John Travolta and Nicholas Cage in Face-Off, you too could become someone else for a brief moment of ecstatic celebration.

Should I Stay or Should I Go

AS Shay Given sat on the sidelines and spent yet another game on Manchester City’s bench, one wonders how
much more inane conversation Shay can take from Togolese shite talker Adebayor in the dugout.