Dundalk man named on Irish Paralympic football team

Dundalk man named on Irish Paralympic football team
Tomiwa Badun

Tomiwa Badun

A Dundalk man has been named on the Irish Paralympic football team which will compete at the Paralympic World Games in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil this September.

Tomiwa Badun will be part of the Irish team who will take on Brazil, the Ukraine and Great Britain in the group stages on September 8th, 10th and 12th.

Should they advance, the semi-finals will take place on September 14th, with the final on September 16th.

The 19-year-old has been part of the seven-a-side team for the last three years and has two goals from 12 caps to date.

Drogheda man Conor Tuite is also part of the Irish football team.

In total 44 athletes from Ireland will take part in the Paralympics in Rio, including cyclist Katie-George Dunleavy, whose pilot is Jenkinstown woman Eve McCrystal.

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