Wednesday, March 28, 2012

So who says we don't have a prayer at Euro 2012?

THE Irish team will have God on their side at the Euro 2012 championships -- thanks to a new chapel in the stadium where they will take on World Cup winners Spain. 

Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni, who is known for his strong Catholic faith, is expected to visit the chapel at the PGE Arena of Gdansk, in Poland, ahead of the crunch match.

The non-denominational room of Christian inspiration was opened this week in preparation for the competition, which kicks off in June.

Euro 2012 spokesperson Michal Brandt told the Herald that officials in Gdansk had been anxious to provide for the spiritual needs of the teams playing in the city.

"We know that Trapattoni is very religious so we would not be surprised if he and some of the Irish players come here for a visit before the match to make one last quick prayer. This is the only stadium in the area which offers this kind of facility."