The IAFA squad played two exhibition games as part of the Damien Duff YBIG 7 a side Kings tournament at Irishtown Stadium, Ringsend, on Saturday 28th June. The IAFA were well beaten by the impressive Irish International Homeless team in their first game but rallied to beat the YBIG fan's team 3-2. Two goals from James Boyle, the first a penalty, and a third from Kevan O'Rourke, set up by Mandy King, helped the amputees to a solid win. The IAFA would like to thank Damien Duff, YBIG and inter7s.com, the tournament's organisers, for the opportunity to showcase the game of amputee football. The IAFA would also like to thank the Irish Homeless team and the YBIG fan's team for providing excellent opposition on the day. That's two more games down for the IAFA squad on the road to Mexico 2014.
The IAFA International squad met in Limerick for their sixth training camp this weekend as the Amputee World Cup in Mexico draws ever closer. Next month the IAFA squad will travel to Manchester to play two World Cup warm-up matches against the Great British Amputee Football team. The camp focused on preparing the squad for this trip, while players participated in the usual fitness testing, coaching sessions and strength and conditioning sessions. The squad is in excellent condition and each player is looking forward to what will be a tough test in England.