Soccer – Shay Proves He’s Fit For Euro’s

There was good news last night in the run up to Sundays European Championship clash with Croatia as Shay Given proved his fitness with 45 minutes of action against Hungary in Budapest.

Along with John O'Shea, the Lifford man was a doubt to start in Poznan as he recovered from a knee injury, and even sat out training with the squad last week due to blisters. His inclusion last night will come as some relief  for Giovanni Trapattoni who otherwise has a full strength squad to choose from going into the weekends crunch game.