Shay Given has been 'number 1' for Ireland 121 times Photo (C) thetelf
Thursday, April 12, 2012
The Republic of Ireland will make their first appearance at the European Championships for 24 years when they take to the field this summer in Poland. Shay Given, the man who has pulled on the Ireland jersey more times than any other (121 times), says he believes anything is possible for his team this summer.
The Republic of Ireland will play Bosnia and Hungary in the days leading up to the European Championships. The Irish will play their final warm-up matches in Dublin on May 26 against Bosnia and then travel to Budapest to play Hungary on June 4. The FAI believe that up to 25,000 Irish fans will travel to Poland for the team's three group matches in Poznan and Gdansk, with tough encounters ahead against Croatia, Italy and European Champions Spain. Ireland will also play the Czech Republic in another warm-up match on February 29.