Given trains after fitness concerns

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Shay Given trained with the Republic of Ireland on Friday
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Shay Given trained with the Republic of Ireland on Friday

Republic of Ireland keeper Shay Given was back in training on Friday a little more than 48 hours before his side's Euro 2012 opener against Croatia.

The 36-year-old, who sat out parts of Thursday's action, was back between the posts as the training session at the Municipal Stadium in Gdynia ended with a game.

Given's fitness has been a concern since he damaged a knee in Malahide a day after joining up, with a calf strain and blistered feet since sparking fresh unease despite reassurances from goalkeeping coach Alan Kelly and assistant manager Marco Tardelli.

All 23 players were present and correct as they prepared to head for Poznan on Saturday in advance of Sunday night's Group C encounter with the Croatians.

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