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Carlow’s Patrick Hutton bound for European Amputee Football Championships

Patrick Hutton (pictured right) ahead of the European Amputee Football Championships
Patrick Hutton (pictured right) ahead of the European Amputee Football Championships

The Carlow flag will be flying high in Turkey at the start of October.

Patrick Hutton, with two previous international appearances, made his debut for Ireland against Poland in June of this year and forms part of the squad who will take on Russia, England and Greece from October 3-5.

Simon Barker, chair of the IAFA says “Patrick has worked very hard over the past year to make selection for the senior international Amputee squad. We are extremely proud of all the hard work and training these players have put in to reach the euros and we are very confident that these players will do their country very proud.”

Ireland will battle in out with 12 other teams which will be divided into 3 groups of 4. The tournament kicks off on the 2nd of October as hosts Turkey play Germany in the opening fixture. Ireland’s group fixtures are as follows:

3rd October 17.00 (15.00 Irish time) v. Russia
4th October 16.30 (14.30 Irish time) v. England
5th October 12.00 (10.00 Irish time) v. Greece

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