Shay's a given for Sunday - Kelly


Soccer:Goalkeeping coach Alan Kelly maintained this afternoon there are no concerns over Shay Given’s availability for the Republic of Ireland's opening Euro 2012 clash with Croatia in Poznan on Sunday.

After relenting on the decision to cancel all media interaction for the day, the Irish management sent Kelly into the breach in Sopot and he duly arrived at a local hotel with only good tidings.

Given, he said, was “busting a gut” to get out and play and his absence from the open training session in Gdynia yesterday was only to afford him some “recuperation” after his efforts in the 0-0 draw against Hungary on Monday evening.