Tag Archives: Euro 2012

Conor Walsh writes:

We beat Sweden this evening 13 – 8 and now face England in the final tomorrow at 6pm Irish time. It doesn’t get much bigger than this. The game will be available live online here for €3. Thanks for all the help getting the word out.


Pics via European Lacrosse Championship


Fears that their larynxes might give up come show-time proved to be unfounded. Truth be told I was determined to slip out of the ground early before it dawned on me that something very special was taking place. We were four-nil down and the penny had well and truly dropped that the 11 men on the pitch, with the best will in the world could not match the craft of Spain, no more than the rebels on the streets of Dublin in 1916 could hold out against the might of the British army.

Chemin Briquet,
Geneva, Switzerland


Translating the commentary as I watched, I suddenly recognised the English words “fair play” being used over and over again. The Portuguese could not stop congratulating the Irish fans on their sense of “fair play” and they were quite blown away by the cheerful and good-humoured singing coming from the Irish stands. Talk about positivity. If we could bottle it . . . we would see the tiger rise again!

Travessa Da Encosta,
Sao Romao, Leiria,


The Spirit Of Euro 2012 (Irish Times letters)

Clare McKenna writes:

I work for Spin 1038 & Midweek on TV3 and I covered a story about a family from Dublin who took their son Daniel, who was left paralysed from the neck down following a stabbing incident when he was a teenager, to Poland on a mobile library they converted themselves.

Their funds are dwindling over there, they have had serious misfortunes and unexpected costs, including the bus breaking down.

Their spirits are high and they finally got to see a match last night but they could do with a bit of a mention and any donations to help them fill with tank with diesel for the trip home. They also brought medical staff with them for Daniel which was also very costly. If anyone wishes to help donations can be made through Daniel’s website, Danielohaire.com. Thank you.

Daniel O’Haire (Facebook)

Emily Rossiter

Back garden defiance, Iceland


Sorcha Crowley writes:

Defiant Tricolour about to be eaten in a Sushi bar in Dubai.



John Gallen writes:

My flat mate from Scotland creating ‘Key Lime Pie’… mid preparation… egg white, egg yoke and lime… there is more in the menu, he’s the chef on this one…. I just want to eat it :)


Paul Mahon writes:

Defiant Sky Sports news tricolour…


Peter McKenna writes:

The carefully arranged fruit and bread from the bakery beside my office in San Francisco.




Conor Moore writes:

Nice to see my back doors making the effort.



Andy Knightly writes;

The noisier younger child with the remnants of Friday night’s takeaway.



Gavin Duff writes:

Your defiant tricolour download is ready… (Not that I’m condoning illegal downloads…)



Daryl Feehely writes:

Vera Moda, Pavilion, Swords, Co Dublin, on Saturday.



James lloyd writes:

A particularly tasty dessert, scoffed yesterday afternoon in Hong Kong. The free-pour Champagne offer was clearly not designed with us Irish in mind…


Christopher Connaughton writes:

Squee defiance in a classroom in Saigon, Vietnam


Defiant Tricolours to broadsheet@broadsheet.ie