The five things a Euro 2012 fan needs

Updated: June 8, 2012
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All I want for Euro Football is…

Its ten years since Ireland last played in a major football tournament and households nationwide are getting ready for the first big game against Croatia. The green army is following Trap’s lads to Poland but not all of us will get to cheer on the boys in person.

However, all is not lost! Harvey Norman, one of Ireland’s leading retailers has put together a must-have list so you can create the perfect football viewing experience from the comfort of your living room. Cathal Mc Gee, Electrical Coordinator at Harvey Norman said: “We’re experiencing a surge in TV sales as Euro 2012 fever begins to take hold.  Our Ray Houghton bonus Irish Jersey promotion has been very popular and already there’s been a significant increase in purchases over the past few months, as customers ensure the best viewing possible.”

The Perfect Chair

  1. Any football fan worth his salt will have chosen the prime position to watch the game, but true fans also have the best chairs. Harvey Norman have a wide selection of comfy chairs to choose from the tidy Domino Swivel Recliner with massage action at €199, this chair comes in cream, brown or black and includes the matching footstool. Or for the person that wants it all, you can’t go past the Gizmo Chair from La-Z-Boy at €1,599.  Along with luxury and support this chair includes electric recline, heat and massage functions as well as a built in fridge, speakers and an iPod input; letting you kick back and enjoy the match in absolute style.

A Massive TV

  1. An event like Euro 2012 needs a great TV and Harvey Norman have dozens to choose from including Smart and 3D TVs so you can see the football like never before. Select from the massive Samsung UE55ES8000U, a 55 inch, 8 Series LED TV priced at €2799 and delivers spectacular Smart & 3D features & Full HD viewing and HDMI connectivity so you can enjoy every single match in ultra-realistic high definition.For a limited period there is also a bonus 7” Samsung Galaxy Tablet with purchase of any 7 or 8 series Samsung TV ,valued at €249.

Or why not opt for the LG 42 inch 42LM620T Full HD LED TV for €899, with Smart Tv (via dongle), 3D and 1080p it provides the pinnacle of picture resolution with incredible clarity and vibrant colours. And remember at Harvey Norman you will receive a free Republic of Ireland jersey with any TV purchase of 32 inches or more.

Easy Access to Refreshments

  1. Sporting events are tense and there is nothing worse than having to choose between a nice cool drink in the summer heat and missing a piece of the action. Harvey Norman have the solution to this problem with Hisense 46l table top fridge, this 46 litre fridge retailing at €98 is small enough to fit in your living room but big enough to hold a selection of refreshments so you won’t have to miss a second of Euro 2012.


  1. For any soccer fan there is probably nothing more annoying than non-football fans talking over the commentary, who wants to know what the neighbour just did when Johnny and Eamon are having a barney! Harvey Norman has a wide range on offer including the Green Studio Beats headphones by Dr. Dre priced at €299; not only are they the right colour you also get a free Irish jersey with every purchase. They have also been specially designed so you hear everything with crystal clear precision.

“Show the pride, wear the Green….”

Up to Date Information

  1. 5. You won’t be able to watch every match, with some running concurrently you will need all the up to date match analysis and permutations. The new 64 GB Apple iPad with Wi-Fi and 4G is priced at €799 from Harvey Norman, featuring a breakthrough Retina display and ultrafast wireless so you can track the progress of every match without leaving the comfort of your seat. 

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