Irish Deaf team to play European Qualifier in FAI NTC


Irish Deaf team to play European Qualifier in FAI NTC

The FAI National Training Centre hosts the Republic of Ireland Deaf team's European Championship qualifier against Sweden on Saturday afternoon. (Kick-off 3pm)
26th May 2018

A draw against Sweden will be enough to send Stuart Hayden's side to the Deaf European Championships in Crete. Ireland currently sit in second place in the group and a point will see us qualify.


Saturday's game is the first competitive home game that the side will play at the FAI National Training Centre.


"Over the past two years we have been trying to add youth to the squad as a lot of senior players have retired, its very important for the future of deaf football we give these young players the chance to play in these tournaments and gain the experience they will need to play international football for years to come", Hayden revealed ahead of the game.


"The players have prepared well over the last month and we will hopefully carry the momentum forward from the last game to this weekend's match."


Republic of Ireland squad:
Michael Walsh, Chris Fisher, Darren Dunne, Noel O'Donnell, Jason Maguire (capt), Mark Sinclair, Sean Young, Patrick Maher, Joey Watson, Jake Cassidy, Kevin Dudley, Daniel Landers, Richard Beattie, Daniel Okesanya, David Murry, Liam Mitchell, Andrew Ennis McLoughlin


Manager: Stuart Hayden. Asst Manager: Michael Johnston. Coach: Philip Connolly.