The team, captained by Alan Lynch, is looking forward to the challenge of this European A Championships and is looking to improve on their current European and World Rankings in the hope of qualifying for next years Paralympic Games in Rio, Brazil.
The Irish Team comprises ten athletes, across a range of classifications:
0.5 Will Doggart Belfast, Co. Antrim Ulster Barbarians
0.5 Finbar Dorgan Cobh, Cork Munster Crusaders
1.0 Alan Lynch (Captain) Tallanstown, Co. Louth Gaelic Warriors
2.0 Ciara Staunton Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow Laois Lions
2.0 Garrett Culliton Clonaslee, Co. Laois Laois Lions
3.0 Stephen Aylmer Marino, Co. Dublin Gaelic Warriors
3.0 Jonathan Mullhall Athy, Co. Kildare Laois Lions
3.0 Alan Dineen Togher, Co. Cork Munster Crusaders
3.5 Thomas Moylan Aughrim, Co. Wicklow Gaelic Warriors
The cost of sending the team to these Championships will cost in excess of €20,000. Currently the Irish Wheelchair Rugby Team is not funded by the Irish Sports Council so we have launched a PledgeSport Campaign to assist us with raising the much need funds. Your support can really make a monumental difference to get us to the European Wheelchair Rugby A Championships and building towards our dream of the Rio Paralympic Games.
You can support the team by pledging your support at the following Pledge Sport page: https://www.pledgesports.org/projects/wheels-in-green-wheelchair-rugby-sponsorship/
For Further Information contact Irish Wheelchair Rugby Conor Galvin at firstname.lastname@example.org.