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Quiz: Can You Name The 23-Man Ireland Squad From Euro 2012?

The European Championships may be postponed for another year, but now is the ideal time to take a trip down memory lane with the Boys in Green. In 2012, Giovanni Trapattoni led Ireland to their first European Championships in 24 years, but ultimately a difficult group and three defeats meant that the tournament ended in disappointment. In qualifying, Ireland were …

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Andrea Pirlo Still Has High Hopes For Liverpool Flop

COLLECCHIO, ITALY - NOVEMBER 12: Andrea Pirlo and Mario Balotelli (R) during Italy training session on November 12, 2012 in Collecchio, Italy. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)

Italian legend Andrea Pirlo has been speaking of his disappointment in Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli. The pair played together for the Italian national side in the early part of this decade, and at that time Pirlo thought the world was witnessing the development of one of the best talents in Europe. He reached the height of his powers when he …

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Opinion: Are The Irish Really The Best Fans In The World?

Irish GDANSK, POLAND - JUNE 14: Republic of Ireland fans soak up the atmopshere during the UEFA EURO 2012 group C match between Spain and Ireland at The Municipal Stadium on June 14, 2012 in Gdansk, Poland. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)

‘The Irish are the best fans in the world.’ –  This is a phrase I’ve never liked, though seems to be the general consensus worldwide. From an outsider’s perspective, it would certainly appear to be the case as the Irish never fail to bring an array of colour, deafening noise, not to mention impeccable behaviour wherever they go, and we …

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Roll On Rio

On the pitch, it was over almost as soon as it had started. However, the results did not dampen the spirits of the legions of ‘Trap’s Green Army.’ First stop a few days previously was Krakow, partaking in the famous Irish ‘welcoming committee’ for the England team as they arrived at their hotel; not quite the reception they were expecting. …

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LeBron and Ronaldo: Not So Different

“I don’t know any other way to lead but by example” Don Shula Motivated. Strong-willed. Mentally tough. Leaders amongst men.  The above terms aptly describe two of the greatest superstars in the sporting world today. Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveira and LeBron Raymone James may live thousands of miles apart, yet both are aware of each other and the daily …

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