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Irish Cerebral Palsy team qualifies for Paralympic Games in Rio next year

Published 20/06/2015 | 19:06

20 June 2015; Ireland players and staff celebrate their victory after the game. This tournament is the only chance the Irish team have to secure a precious qualifying spot for the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games. 2015 CP Football World Championships, Ireland v Portuga. St. George’s Park, Tatenhill, Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire, United Kingdom. Picture credit: Magi Haroun / SPORTSFILE
20 June 2015; Ireland players and staff celebrate their victory after the game. This tournament is the only chance the Irish team have to secure a precious qualifying spot for the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games. 2015 CP Football World Championships, Ireland v Portuga. St. George’s Park, Tatenhill, Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire, United Kingdom. Picture credit: Magi Haroun / SPORTSFILE
20 June 2015; Luke Evans, Ireland, scores his side's eight and final goal from the penalty sopt. This tournament is the only chance the Irish team have to secure a precious qualifying spot for the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games. 2015 CP Football World Championships, Ireland v Portuga. St. George’s Park, Tatenhill, Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire, United Kingdom. Picture credit: Magi Haroun / SPORTSFILE
20 June 2015; Ryan Nolan, Ireland, advances towards the goal under pressure from Lucan Pinheiro, Portugal. This tournament is the only chance the Irish team have to secure a precious qualifying spot for the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games. 2015 CP Football World Championships, Ireland v Portuga. St. George’s Park, Tatenhill, Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire, United Kingdom. Picture credit: Magi Haroun / SPORTSFILE
20 June 2015; Aaron Tier, Ireland, tackles Vitor Vilarinho, Portugal. This tournament is the only chance the Irish team have to secure a precious qualifying spot for the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games. 2015 CP Football World Championships, Ireland v Portuga. St. George’s Park, Tatenhill, Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire, United Kingdom. Picture credit: Magi Haroun / SPORTSFILE
20 June 2015; Ryan Nolan, Ireland, sees his shot saved by Portugal goalkeeper Telmo Baptista. This tournament is the only chance the Irish team have to secure a precious qualifying spot for the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games. 2015 CP Football World Championships, Ireland v Portuga. St. George’s Park, Tatenhill, Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire, United Kingdom. Picture credit: Magi Haroun / SPORTSFILE

The Irish Cerebral Palsy football team have booked their place on the plane for the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro next summer.

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The Boys in Green advanced after making it to the quarter-finals of the World Championships following an 8-0 win over Portugal today.

Dillon Sheridan was on target four time in the game. Ireland will play either England or Ukraine in the next round.

Here are the pick of Ireland's goals:

 


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