european football

Trapattoni sets the bar even higher for Ireland

May 27, 2010
By Gareth Maher
It is one of those infamous clips that will forever hold a place in the history of international football, but not many people in Ireland want to be reminded of Thierry Henry's handball last November.

The Hand of Le Fraud or the Thief of Saint Denis, as the incident has been labelled, played a part in France, not Ireland, qualifying for the 2010 World Cup. But Giovanni Trapattoni's team have moved on from then.

Of course, the hurt of missing out on the finals in South Africa ...

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