This summer tens of thousands of Irish fans will flock to Poland for Euro 2012. For many of us, it’ll be a repeat of the excitement and hysteria of Stuttgart ‘88, Italia ‘90, USA ‘94 − the joy, heartbreak and pride etched into our memories for all time.
Orpen Press is delighted to announce the publication of The Irish Fan’s Guide to Euro 2012, the definitive ‘where, what, when and how to’ guide to the best value and mighty craic in Poznan and Gdansk this summer.
Written by Damien Moran, a sports-mad Irishman living in Poland, this is an indispensable guide to Poland and Euro 2012 – the best beer and traditional hangover cures, savage foods fans should try and cheap places to eat, the brutally difficult Polish language with its 17 ways to say the word ‘good’, the key and funniest cultural differences between the Poles and the Irish and how to get around on a shoestring budget, avoid run-ins with hooligans and meet the Polish woman or man of your dreams.
It started out as a survival guide when Damien’s mates started asking him for travel and accommodation tips. When flight and hotel prices rocketed and fans started getting justifiably dismayed and discouraged from travelling, he realised that the difference between people fulfilling a once in a lifetime dream and opportunity could rest with his on-the-ground knowledge. Why pay €300 a night in Poznan and Gdansk when you could spend €20 a night in Torun, another beautiful city between our host venues?
He felt a responsibility to share his invaluable experience of living in Poland with Irish fans and this guide is the result. The guide also contains Irish player profiles; squad statistics for our main opponents; a closer look at our Group C games and history with Croatia, Spain and Italy; All Euro 2012 fixtures and an easy way for you to record results.
The Irish Fan’s Guide to Euro 2012 is a unique ‘unofficial programme’ for Euro 2012 and a must-have souvenir to take home from this summer’s competition.
About the author
Damien Moran is an Irish football fan who has lived, worked, travelled and socialised in Poland for over five years. He has also been the subject of an RTE Would You Believe programme (2007) and a book by Harry Browne entitled Hammered by the Irish: How the Pitstop Ploughshares Disabled a U.S. War Plane -With Ireland’s Blessing.