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From TheJournal.ie Give Ireland fans free texts and reduced tariffs at Euro 2012 - Senator Phone Home

Give Ireland fans free texts and reduced tariffs at Euro 2012 - Senator

Labour senator Jimmy Harte has called on mobile phone companies to help out the estimated tens of thousands of fans who will be heading to Poland next month.

From The42 Hodgson tells his players that they'll have to behave themselves at Euro 2012 No Dentist Chairs

Hodgson tells his players that they'll have to behave themselves at Euro 2012

The England manager is hoping that his squad acts responsibly this summer.

From The42 Hosting Euro 2020 would make us happier, not richer Soccernomics

Hosting Euro 2020 would make us happier, not richer

Hosting a major sport event is a bit like throwing a party. It’s fun but whoever got rich from that?

From The42 Ireland could make joint bid for Euro 2020 with Wales and Scotland Talks

Ireland could make joint bid for Euro 2020 with Wales and Scotland

Stewart Regan, chief executive of the SFA, has admitted that the possibility of launching a bid has been discussed.

From The42 26 Days to Euro 2012: How did John Aldridge miss this? Countdown This post contains videos

26 Days to Euro 2012: How did John Aldridge miss this?

Most of us can remember that Paul McGrath hit the post with a header but can you recall Aldo’s fresh air follow-up?

From The42 Ready to go: Swim Ireland name team for European Championships Announcement

Ready to go: Swim Ireland name team for European Championships

Both Grainne Murphy and Barry Murphy will not be competing in the event, having already qualified for the Olympics.

From The42 31 days to Euro 2012: Poborsky’s stunning lob sinks Portugal Countdown This post contains videos

31 days to Euro 2012: Poborsky’s stunning lob sinks Portugal

It was a piece of individual brilliance that led Manchester United to fork out £3.5m for the Czech midfielder.

From The42 Opinion: An Ireland squad with something for everyone Euro 2012

Opinion: An Ireland squad with something for everyone

Trap stuck to the men he trusts to carry out his gameplan while keeping the fans sweet with the inclusion of James McClean, writes Niall Kelly.

From The42 My men, my way as Trapattoni announces Euro 2012 squad Reaction

My men, my way as Trapattoni announces Euro 2012 squad

Strength and balance were Giovanni Trapattoni’s buzz words as he announced his squad for next month’s European Championships.

From The42 As it happened: Ireland's Euro 2012 squad announcement Euro 2012

As it happened: Ireland's Euro 2012 squad announcement

We’re live from the Aviva Stadium as Giovanni Trapattoni names his squad for next month’s European Championships.

From The42 Who's going to Poland? Our writers pick Ireland's Euro 23 Euro 2012

Who's going to Poland? Our writers pick Ireland's Euro 23

For 23 lucky Irish players, the Euro 2012 adventure begins today. For others, it’s over before it even starts.

From The42 Space on the plane: Trap's Euro 2012 attacking options Euro 2012

Space on the plane: Trap's Euro 2012 attacking options

The fourth and final part of our countdown to Monday’s Euro 2012 squad announcement is here. Robbie looks sure to start, but whose bags will he be stuffing into the overhead bin?

From The42 Get vaccinated! HSE's message for Irish fans travelling to Euro 2012 Euro 2012

Get vaccinated! HSE's message for Irish fans travelling to Euro 2012

The HSE has advised the MMR vaccine for all fans heading to cheer on Trap’s army in Poland this summer.

From The42 Space on the plane: Trap's Euro 2012 defensive options Euro 2012

Space on the plane: Trap's Euro 2012 defensive options

We continue our countdown to Ireland’s Euro 2012 squad announcement with a look at the men who would be Trap’s backline this summer.

From The42 VIDEO: Meet the tinfoil hat-wearing Indonesian mystic who thinks Ireland will win Euro 2012 Crystal Ball
From The42 41 days to Euro 2012: Italy revive the art of catenaccio but France triumph Euro 2012 This post contains videos

41 days to Euro 2012: Italy revive the art of catenaccio but France triumph

If you thought Chelsea’s rearguard action against Barcelona was a thing of horrendous beauty, you would have loved Maldini and the slick Italian defence crew.

From The42 49 days to Euro 2012: Van Basten volleys the Netherlands to glory Countdown This post contains videos

49 days to Euro 2012: Van Basten volleys the Netherlands to glory

Dutch legend Marco van Basten conjured a moment of magic in the 1988 final. Has a better goal ever decided a major international tournament?

From The42 Cox grateful for Trapattoni trust Euro 2012

Cox grateful for Trapattoni trust

“I have to thank Giovanni because every time he has picked me in the squad, I have not been playing at Albion.”

From The42 Sure thing, Michel: Platini wants Poland to replace all of their Euro 2012 pitches Pitch Battle

Sure thing, Michel: Platini wants Poland to replace all of their Euro 2012 pitches

The pitches in Poznan and Gdansk, where Ireland will play their Group C games, are among those which UEFA wants relaid.

From The42 Opinion: It's time to look at a long, hard look at Trap's job with Ireland Euro2012

Opinion: It's time to look at a long, hard look at Trap's job with Ireland

“Our achievements are not open for discussion or debate and while it’s hypocrictial and it’s wrong, we still pat ourselves on the back without the slightest sliver of guilt,” writes Ewan MacKenna.

From The42 Nocher falls short of Olympic qualification, despite victory Setback

Nocher falls short of Olympic qualification, despite victory

The 23-year-old still has an opportunity to qualify at the upcoming European Championships.

From The42 Done deal: FAI and players agree Euro 2012 bonus payments Euro 2012

Done deal: FAI and players agree Euro 2012 bonus payments

“In recognition of the wider economic climate, the players were happy to agree to a reduction in qualification payments made in 2002,” a joint statement said this evening.

From The42 'The way he has the team playing is a disgrace' - Dunphy blasts Trap again Studs Up

'The way he has the team playing is a disgrace' - Dunphy blasts Trap again

“This coach thinks he knows more about football than we do – he doesn’t.”

From The42 The Morning Score: Wednesday Early Doors This post contains videos

The Morning Score: Wednesday

Here’s everything you need to know… apart from where you put your car keys.

From The42 FAI score 2,300 more tickets for Euro 2012 group games Eastern Promise

FAI score 2,300 more tickets for Euro 2012 group games

Association chief John Delaney says the allocation works out at 700-800 tickets per group game.

From The42 Open thread: what should James McClean sing for his Ireland initiation this weekend? On Song

Open thread: what should James McClean sing for his Ireland initiation this weekend?

Well, you got what you wanted. He’s heading for Dublin tonight… but what should he perform for his new team-mates?

From The42 Soccernomics: 5 points or 6 for Ireland at Euro 2012? It doesn't matter Confused.com

Soccernomics: 5 points or 6 for Ireland at Euro 2012? It doesn't matter

A key question, if we are to get out of the group this summer, is how many points do we need? We’ve crunched the numbers.

From The42 'It's wrong, it's wrong, it's wrong' - Trapattoni has been 'negligent', says Dunphy Rant

'It's wrong, it's wrong, it's wrong' - Trapattoni has been 'negligent', says Dunphy

“I don’t care if he wins the European Championships.”

From The42 Here’s your latest unofficial Euro 2012 anthem.. by Breen, White and Gold On Song

Here’s your latest unofficial Euro 2012 anthem.. by Breen, White and Gold

We’ve had reworkings of Smokey classics, low-key ballads to our summer holidays and Dropkick Murphys tributes. And now this.

From The42 Capello disagreed with Terry losing England captaincy Euro 2012

Capello disagreed with Terry losing England captaincy

You know the way when you hand in your notice, and you think you say anything about your employers?

From The42 FAI confirm warm-up friendlies ahead of Euro 2012 campaign Euro Vision

FAI confirm warm-up friendlies ahead of Euro 2012 campaign

Bosnia and Herzogovina will visit the Aviva for the final home game while Trap’s side will visit Hungary before the championships in Poland and Ukraine.

From The42 If it ain't broke... Trap says he'll stick with same squad for Euros Euro 2012

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

James McClean and Ireland’s other Euro 2012 hopefuls will find it hard to break into Giovanni Trapattoni’s plans for this summer.

From The42 Open thread: what are your sporting hopes for 2012 Forward Thinking

Open thread: what are your sporting hopes for 2012

It’s going to be a big one. Let us know what your hopes for the year ahead are.

From TheJournal.ie What's going to make the news in 2012? Over To You

What's going to make the news in 2012?

What are your predictions for the coalition, the eurozone, and the European Championships in 2012? Tell us what you think is going to make the headlines next year…

From The42 You do the maths: Ireland drop a place in FIFA rankings despite qualification Euro 2012

You do the maths: Ireland drop a place in FIFA rankings despite qualification

Gary Speed’s Wales side are confirmed as the year’s biggest climbers as they reach the top 50 in latest world rankings.

From The42 You coming? UEFA put tickets for Ireland's Euro 2012 adventure on sale Golden Ticket

You coming? UEFA put tickets for Ireland's Euro 2012 adventure on sale

But there’s no rush as it’s not a first-come, first-serve basis.

From The42 It's Gdynia or bust as Ireland confirm Euro 2012 base No Reservations

It's Gdynia or bust as Ireland confirm Euro 2012 base

Manager Giovanni Trapattoni and asistant Marco Tardelli were in Poland this week to look at prospective locations.

From The42 Ireland seventh in Europe... in footballtennis Net Gains

Ireland seventh in Europe... in footballtennis

Those lovers of the hybrid sport have once again done their nation proud during a week in Cyprus

From TheJournal.ie Column: Ireland is ready for Euro 2012 - but are Poland and Ukraine? Opinion

Column: Ireland is ready for Euro 2012 - but are Poland and Ukraine?

Six new stadiums, a €22 billion bill, and frantic English lessons for its citizens – Liam Nolan looks at how Ukraine and Poland are preparing to host next year’s European Championships (and why Ireland are lucky they’ll be playing in Poland…).

From The42 Player ratings: how the Boys in Green fared... By Numbers

Player ratings: how the Boys in Green fared...

You’ve seen the action in Tallinn. Here’s how we thought Trap’s side performed.