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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Douglas delighted to be back in action

Jack Douglas is on track for a bright future for the Amputee Boys in Green as he continues to impress with Bohemians in recent months. The Meath youngster was the top goalscorer for The Gypsies in...

Ireland Amputee's Finish Eighth in European Championships

The Irish Amputee International side ended their European Championship campaign with an eighth-place finish in Krakow on Sunday.

Amputee Team Advance to European Quarter-Finals

The Irish Amputee International side are set for a European Championship quarter-final showdown against Turkey on Friday.