The draw for Euro 2012 is live on RTÉ Two and on RTÉ.ie to users in the Republic of Ireland only.
Watch the draw here from as Peter Collins will be joined live in studio by analysts John Giles and Ronnie Whelan for reaction on Ireland’s qualification hopes.
Text commentary here is provided by Rory Houston.
11.59 That brings our text commentary to a close, we’ll have reaction to the draw throughout the day. Thanks for following.
11.53 When you look at Scotland and Northern Ireland, who were in our pot, Ireland can be very pleased with this outcome.
11.51 The draw for the UEFA European Championship 2012 qualifying draw is as follows:
Republic of Ireland
11.49 John Giles pleased with the draw. There is no glamour ties for the Republic with a lot of travelling to come.
11.48 Northern Ireland have been drawn with Italy, Serbia, Slovenia, Estonia and Faroe Islands.
11.47 Scotland drawn with Czechs and Spain. Ouch.
11.46 England drawn with Swiss, Bulgaria, Wales and Montenegro.
11.45 Netherlands in Group E
11.44 Russia, Slovakia, Republic of Ireland, FYR Macedonia, Armenia, Andorra.
11.43 RUSSIA DRAWN WITH REPUBLIC OF IRELAND IN GROUP B.
11.43 Germany out first for Group A.
11.44 The Czechs are last out for Pot 2 so we’ll start the all-important Pot 1 now.
11.43 Switzerland drawn with Wales.
11.42 Greece drawn in F.
11.42 Sweden in Group E.
11.41 Serbia drawn with Northern Ireland in Group C.
11.40 SLOVAKIA DRAWN IN GROUP B WITH REPUBLIC OF IRELAND.
11.39 Turkey in A.
11.38 Scotland in with Lithuania and Liechtenstein.
11.37 Wales in with Bulgaria and Montenegro.
11.37 Northern Ireland drawn in Group C, including the Faroe Islands.
11.36 REPUBLIC OF IRELAND DRAWN IN GROUP B WITH ARMENIA, MACEDONIA AND ANDORRA.
11.35 Austria draw Group A.
11.35 Here we go. Ireland set to be drawn.
11.34 Georgia in F. Sorry for missing some out, it is a very fast pace. Wales in a five-team group with Montenegro, Cyprus in the same with Iceland. No thanks.
11.33 Belarus join Group D.
11.31 Now we are onto Pot 4 so Ireland will be in the next pot. Beligum the first out in Group A to play Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan. FYR Macedonia drawn in Group B with Armenia and Andorra.
11.30 Georgia in with Malta. We’re into the five team groups now so Montenegro on their own so far in G. Iceland on their own in H. Lichenstein are in Group I.
11.29 Albania drawn with Luxembourg, Estonia with Faroes and Moldova with San Marino.
11.28 Armenia are the first side out but they are now allowed play Azerbaijan for political reasons so they go into Group B.
11.28 That didn’t take long at all. We’re onto Pot 5 now, a reminder Ireland are in Pot 3.
11.27 San Marino in E, Malta in F.
11.27 Faroes in Group C and Luxembourg in Group D.
11.25 The Faroe Islands are in Pot 6, I’m sure Brian Kerr would love to draw his home nation. Azerbaijan in Group A, Andorra in Group B.
11.24 Pot 6 will lead determine the groups, here we go.
11.23 Now we’ll learn how the draw works. This will be handy!
11.21 The usual formalities are still going on, the hosts are taking us through the cities where games will be played.
11.15 There will be nine groups, six with six countries and three with five.
11.13 Andrey Shevchenko and Zbigniew Boniek will help conduct the draw.
11.12 Apparently Ireland drew France in the rehearsal yesterday.
11.10 The draw will start in a matter of minutes. Users in Ireland can watch the draw by clicking on the link above.
10.48 We’re about 20 minutes away from the start of the programe and the draw will not be too long after that. Here is Pot 2:
Greece, Czech Republic, Sweden, Switzerland, Serbia, Turkey, Denmark, Slovakia and Romania.
10.41 Looking at all the pots, there is no such thing as any easy group when you are not among the top seeds. There are some very tricky scenarios that the Republic could find themselves in.
10.40 Pot 1 is scary. We will draw one of these teams:
Spain, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, England, Croatia, Portugal, France and Russia.
10.30 Phew, it is one busy day of sport but better concentrate on the draw now. The Republic are in Pot 3, along with the following teams:
Israel, Bulgaria, Finland, Norway, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Austria and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
That means we cannot draw any of those sides.
09.45 Welcome to our coverage of the Euro 2012 Qualifying draw.