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Dublin: 16 °C Wednesday 30 July, 2014

In pictures: Ireland back in training

Giovanni Trapattoni secured his baseball cap and braved the rain to take training in Malahide this morning.

THE EUROS START here. Giovanni Trapattoni has succumbed to the wizard like talents of James McClean and has made the final inclusions to a squad of hopefuls.

If you’re not in the squad by now you may as well start booking your summer holidays, sorry to break it to you like this.

It wasn’t exactly nice weather for football, but judging from these snaps the compeition for places is starting to intensify nicely. May the best McClean win.

In pictures: Ireland back in training
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  • Out to impress.

    Giovanni Trapattoni gets a good close look at James McClean.Source: ©INPHO/Donall Farmer
  • Out to impress.

    David Forde stops Shane Long.Source: ©INPHO/Donall Farmer
  • Out to impress.

    Stephen Ward gets a bang in the nose, an early casualty of the competition for places.Source: ©INPHO/Donall Farmer
  • Out to impress.

    Shane Duffy cuts an ungainly figure as James McCarthy and Paul Green watch on.Source: ©INPHO/Donall Farmer
  • Out to impress.

    John O'Shea and Damien Duff lead the warm-up.Source: ©INPHO/Donall Farmer
  • Out to impress.

    Shay Given wrestles Seamus Coleman off the ball.Source: ©INPHO/Donall Farmer
  • Out to impress.

    James McClean and Aidan McGeady are ideally placed for comparison.Source: ©INPHO/Donall Farmer
  • Out to impress.

    Kevin Doyle gets a face-full of John O'Shea.Source: ©INPHO/Donall Farmer
  • Out to impress.

    Stephen Hunt slides to get a cross in.Source: ©INPHO/Donall Farmer
  • Out to impress

    Trap gets a grilling.Source: ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

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