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Worthy champions

by Striker WELL, the final week of the European Soccer Championship made for some very intriguing viewing, with both semi-finals looking full of possibilities, and many of the erudite pundits still not quite in the “making your mind up” mode.

Everyone loves a winner

by Striker There is absolutely no doubt about it, but everybody loves a winner! This was brought fully to the surface many times during a week of ups and downs in the Euro Finals, when the qualifiers became apparent after some very intense struggles, in which many great goals were scored, and, of course, an awful lot more of those so-called clear cut chances were missed.

Time to take a chance

by Striker Well, the present state of the parties in the Euro Finals for the “Boys in Green” is, one down, and two to go! The hope that we could get something out of the first game was taken out of our hands by a very workmanlike team from Croatia, which, all through the match had the upper hand, only ever so slightly, but on the overall just about deserved

Here we go! West Cork gets behind the Boys in Green

THE bunting is out the tournament is starting and the sense of anticipation is palpable across West Cork as the Boys in Green embark on their first euro campaign since 1988. Bars, businesses and homes acorss West Cork are proudly displaying the green, white and gold and hoping that the Irish team can pull a few surprises in Poland and the Ukraine.

Come on you boys in Green

WITH the hype building and Ireland’s opening game against Croatia on June 10th only a few short days away, the sense of anticipation is palpable. Supporters across West Cork and Ireland will be hoping that Trap’s boys can do the business after Ireland following Ireland’s first euro qualification in 24years.

The final countdown

by Striker The “Boys in Green” had a brilliant send-off to their Euro Campaign with that methodical win over Bosnia last weekend. There were many positives to crow about in this display, not least being the overall tightness of the Irish defence, and again, the clear message sent by Shane Long to the management  for more regular inclusion in the starting line-up.

A funny old game

by Striker What about Chelsea now? Last Saturday, in Munich, as the Pensioners walked out into a thronged Allianz Stadium, a large red message was unveiled at one end of the arena by the thousands of Bayern Munich fans, declaring, in German of course, and in capital letters, the words, “Our City, Our Stadium, Our Cup!”

Euro extravaganza at the Castle Hotel

THE Castle Hotel in Macroom has teamed up with Macroom Hospital as plans kick off for the upcoming European Championships in Poland and Ukraine. Pictured at the launch were Anna Sheehan, Don Buckley, Rosemary O’Connell, Elaine Collins, Rachel Kohler and Eileen Lynch as the hotel announced their premium “three match package” of €50.