Boyle and Ireland bow out of EAFF European Championships

Boyle and Ireland bow out of EAFF European Championships

Dungloe's James Boyle

James Boyle and the Irish Amputee International team made their exit from the EAFF European Championship in Krakow, Poland, this afternoon.

The Irish team went down 4-0 in the quarter-final to tournament favourites Turkey, who had beaten Italy 11-0 in their final group game. 

Boyle from Dungloe played a starring role for the Boys in Green in Group C. On Monday, Boyle netted a hat-trick in an 8-0 win over Belgium. The clash with the Germans on Tuesday was a more tense affair, with Ireland eventually prevailing 2-1 to book a quarter-final place with Boyle scoring the winner. They went down 2-0 to Russia on Tuesday but qualified as group runners-up

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