Amputee

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Amputee Football was founded in the 1970s in America and today has established teams in over 32 countries. The sport was recently considered for inclusion in the Paralympic Games. The rules of the game follow those of standard football but with a few notable exceptions. Outfield players must have an amputation at or above the ankle and use crutches. Goalkeepers must be amputated at or above the wrist. The use of prostheses is prohibited. The Irish Amputee Football Association was founded in 2011 with the help and support of the FAI. The IAFA have sent teams to compete internationally in England and Poland and hosted their own six-nation tournament in August 2013. At the end of 2014 the IAFA will compete for the first time at the Amputee Football World Cup in Mexico.

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Amputee World Cup: Ireland miss out on Q-F spot

The dream is over yet Ireland can hold their heads up high as they depart the 2018 Amputee Football World Cup in Mexico having reached the Last-16 of the tournament.

Amputee World Cup: Ireland seal place in Last-16

Ireland knew that it all came to this...the final Group A game against Uruguay. Win and they would advance in the Amputee Football World Cup; Lose and they would be going home. Thankfully, they did...

Amputee World Cup: Brave Irish undone by England

Ireland succumbed to a second defeat in the Amputee Football World Cup as they lost 3-0 to near neighbours England in Group A on Monday.