Invitation to Polish fans to meet Irish fans

Invitation to Polish fans to meet Irish fans


Irish supporters group You Boys in Green (YBIG) will extend a friendly welcome to Polish fans for the upcoming friendly between Ireland and Poland at Lansdowne Road on February 6th.


The welcome Irish fans got from our Polish hosts during Euro 2012, from Poznan, Gdansk, Torun and beyond was a very special one, and for many fans it was the abiding memory of the tournament. With a large away support expected for the game, YBIG would like to invite Polish and Irish fans to meet up before and after the match.


Prior to the game, which kicks off at 7.45pm, YBIG will play Polish fans in a friendly match at Irishtown Stadium, Ringsend, in conjunction with the FAI as part of their Gathering Event.


And after that fans’ match, supporters from Ireland and Poland will meet in Scruffy Murphy’s, and after the game in Doyle’s Bar.


David Byrne from YBIG said. “It’s safe to say that the Euro’s will not be remembered for the football we played, but the friendships and hospitality we received from the Poles, we hope that both sets of fans can meet up next week and help forge stronger links between both countries.”


Scruffy Murphy’s

1, Power’s Court, Off, Manor Street Lower, Dublin 2. Ph 01 6615006




9, College Street, Dublin 2.


About YBIG

Established in 2005, YBIG has become the number one voice for Irish supporters. We have produced 27 fanzines, which were distributed to the fans on international match days. In November 2011, our first YBIG issue was given away through our YBIG media partners The Irish Daily Star in a new A4 size.

YBIG has been the driving force behind various fans’ initiatives, such as the ‘Testimonial for Dave Langan Dinner’, which raised nearly €67,000 for the former international star.

The ‘Going Green’ for our last two play-off matches with France and Estonia, which received massive nationwide media exposure was also the brainchild of YBIG.

YBIG, in conjunction with the FAI, also run the very successful ‘Singing Section’ in Lansdowne Road adding colour and noise from our 1000 Singing Section attendees.

The YBIG forum – – has thousands of Irish members using the  site to arrange Ireland tickets, away game travel and accommodation and much more.


Come & Enjoy a free pint on St. Patrick’s Day with the City of Poznan!

Come and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the City of Poznan, EURO 2012 host city, in the Porterhouse Temple Bar and the Porterhouse Nassau Street.

This Saturday, the City of Poznan invites you for a pint!!

Everyone at the bar who shows a voucher (distributed at the entrance) or shouts the password “Come & Enjoy!” will be served a complimentary beer, courtesy of the City of Poznan. This will be just a foretaste of the fun that awaits Irish Fans in June for EURO 2012 – you’ve got to be there!

Venue: Porterhouse Temple Bar and Porterhouse Nassau Street.

Saturday, 17th March, St. Patrick’s Day

During UEFA EURO 2012™ the City Stadium will host two Irish matches and the City of Poznan will welcome Irish fans and enjoy this great football celebration together with them. That is why, as early as this Saturday, Poznan will be integrating with the Irish in Dublin during the St. Patrick’s Day’s celebrations. This festival will undoubtedly give everyone the foretaste of what lies ahead in June 2012.

Saint Patrick’s Day will also be celebrated in Poznan. On Friday and Saturday evenings the City Stadium in Poznan, venue for two Ireland matches at UEFA EURO 2012™, will be dressed in the national colours of Ireland. In addition, 2,012 shamrock balloons will be released at the start of a run that will be taking place on Saturday.

“The event’s catchphrase refers to our slogan ‘Come & Enjoy UEFA EURO 2012™ in Poznan’. On St. Patrick’s Day we would like to show that the City of Poznan is open to different cultures and customs, knows how to have fun and is ready to welcome Irish people to Poznan during UEFA EURO 2012™. This day, which is of special importance for all citizens of Ireland, is intended to be a taste of what they will experience in Poznan in June”, explains Łukasz Goździor, Head of City Promotion Office