Colourful images of the Boys in Green


SOCCER FANS are being encouraged to visit an exhibition of the invasion of Poznan by the Boys in Green during Euro 2012 to see if they feature.

Seas of green-clad soccer fans feature in the images on display in St Stephen’s Green. The outdoor exhibition, unveiled yesterday, stretches along the north side of St Stephen’s Green and shows 20 of the best and most humorous photographs of fans in Poland.

Mayor of Poznan Ryszard Grobelny opened the exhibition at the park’s Summer House with Dublin Lord Mayor Naoise Ó Muirí and the Polish ambassador Marcin Nawrot.

Mr Grobelny said it was a “great pleasure to be here in the place where many terrific fans come from” and he commented on the “great ambience and atmosphere Irish fans created in Poland”.

He is visiting Dublin to thank Irish fans for making such a good impression and to strengthen ties between Poznan and Ireland.

“All the contacts made, not just official ones, between Polish people, citizens of Poznan and Irish fans” will make it “much easier to understand both nationalities and much easier to do great business”, Mr Grobelny added.

Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works Brian Hayes said the exhibition would allow fans to “reminisce and celebrate the great memories from Poznan”.

“Maybe not the football memories, but the friendships and the craic.”