Ireland's Shay Given ready

June 8, 2012
By Associated Press
GDYNIA, Poland -- Ireland goalkeeper Shay Given has been deemed ready to play in the team's opening European Championship match against Croatia on Sunday.

Given has been bothered by a series of injuries and played only the first half of Ireland's match against Hungary Monday, the Irish's final pre-Euro warm-up.

After practicing separately from the rest of his teammates Thursday, Given took an active part in Friday's session at the team's training base in Gdynia and now looks ...

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