Ireland chooses base north of Gdansk for next summer’s Euro 2012
Published 09/12/2011 | 16:30
IRELAND will be based in the Polish city of Gydnia for next June’s Euro 2012 championships.
It is just north of Gdansk, where Ireland will face champions Spain in their second Group C game on June 14.
Said manager Giovanni Trapattoni: “I am very happy that that we have been able to secure Gdynia as a base camp for Euro 2012.
“This base meets and exceeds all of our criteria, having a good training ground, being close to the airport and being based in Poland.
“The hotel and training facilities are excellent and provide us with a well positioned base with all of the facilities required for the championships.”
Ireland will train at the new municipal stadium in Gdynia, which has a 15,000 capacity.
The other two games – against Croatia on June 10 and Italy on June 18 – will take place around 325km south in Poznan.