The team, captained by Alan Lynch, is looking forward to the challenge of this IWRF World Qualification Tournament and is looking to improve on their current European and World Rankings in the hope of qualifying for the 2018 World Championships in Sydney, Australia to be held in August.
The Irish Team comprises ten athletes, across a range of classifications:
0.5 Will Doggart Belfast, Co. Antrim Ulster Barbarians
0.5 John McCarthy Dunanway, Cork Munster Crusaders
1.0 Alan Lynch (Captain) Tallanstown, Co. Louth Gaelic Warriors
2.0 Ciara Staunton Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow Laois Lions
3.0 Alan Dineen Togher, Co. Cork Munster Crusaders
3.0 Michael O'Hanlon Co. Wexford London Wheelchair Rugby - Crusaders
3.5 Thomas Moylan Annacurra, Co. Wicklow Gaelic Warriors & Texas Stampede
The cost of sending the team to these Championships will cost in excess of €15,000. Currently the Irish Wheelchair Rugby Team is not funded by the Irish Sports Council so we have launched a iDonate Campaign to assist us with raising the much need funds. Your support can really make a monumental difference to get us to the IWRF Worlds Qualification Tournament and building towards our dream of 2018 World Championships and 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games.
You can support the team by pledging your support at the following iDonate page: https://www.idonate.ie/register-donor-payment.html
For Further Information contact Irish Wheelchair Rugby Team Manager Naomi O'Reilly at firstname.lastname@example.org.