The IAFA International squad met for their penultimate training camp in Limerick at the weekend. With less than 7 weeks to go until the squad fly to Culican, Mexico to compete in the Amputee Football World Cup the team were once again put through their paces at the state of the art facilities at the University of Limerick. Preparations for the upcoming tournament were finalised as the players and coaching staff made sure that every possible eventuality was considered and catered for. The squad trained on Saturday morning before taking on Moyross United FC in a training game that afternoon. The IAFA started well grabbing a goal in the first ten minutes. Alan Wall curl the ball into the top corner from a free kick leaving the men from Moyross stunned. The Limerick side struck back, however, and took the lead before half-time. The amputees were awarded a penalty after a goal-line infringement resulted from a well-worked corner. Kevan O'Rourke was denied from the spot, however, as the keeper saved and Moyross left the pitch at half-time with their lead intact. The IAFA continued to work hard in the second half, chasing, harrying and running hard both on and off the ball. Moyross scored a third and James Boyle was unlucky not to score a second for the amputees as he was denied by the crossbar. The match finished 3-1 but the IAFA squad will be very pleased with the shift they put in. The hard work continues, the IAFA squad will play several more training games against able-bodied teams in the coming weeks as they continued to prepare for Mexico. Excitement is building yet the graft of training continues for the squad members. The squad will meet for one final training camp in Limerick next month before flying to the Amputee Football World Cup. 7 weeks and counting. Come on you Amps in Green!!
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