The Republic of Ireland host Oman in an International Friendly at the Aviva Stadium on Wednesday 3rd September, kick-off 7.45pm. The Friendly will act as a warm up to their first European Championship Qualifier of the new campaign in which they face Georgia away. Another Irish squad that will be competing for International glory later this year will also appear at the Aviva next Wednesday. The IAFA will take on Granville Rangers during the half-time interval of the senior International. The IAFA International squad are continually preparing themselves for the Amputee Football World Cup that will be held in Mexico in November of this year. Granville Rangers of Limerick are currently in the process of rebuilding their club having being decimated by floods at the beginning of the year. They have, however, fought back to field teams in the Limerick District Schoolboy/Girl leagues for the current 2014/15 season. So if your attending the game next Wednesday you're in for a half-time treat. The IAFA put on a cracking show the last time they played at the Aviva beating a select VII, 3-0. And if you haven't got your ticket yet you had better act quickly because with this breaking news they're sure to sell out fast!
The IAFA International squad met in Limerick this weekend for their seventh training camp of the year. Following two solid performances in England last month the squad returned to the training pitches at the University of Limerick to continue their preparation for the Amputee World Cup which draws ever closer. The coaching staff were delighted as players impressed once again during fitness testing on Friday night proving that each squad member is training hard behind the scenes. The squad played a training match against Limerick's Granville Rangers on Saturday and sat down to analyse their performances in England that evening. On Sunday the players recovered in the pool after further coaching and strength and conditioning sessions that morning. Focus has now firmly shifted towards the Amputee World Cup. With less that 16 weeks to go before the squad depart for Mexico and months of hard work behind them the players and staff are ramping up their efforts to reach their peaks for the competition. The IAFA like to say a huge thank you to Granville Rangers for providing excellent opposition in the training game played on Saturday.