Irish amputee footballer celebrates free-kick goal Robbie Keane-style

The Irish amputee football team finished runners-up at the Polish Cup tournament this weekend, writes Stephen Barry.

The national side went unbeaten across the three games, but the highlight came in their opener against the hosts and fourth-ranked team in the world, Poland.

With the teams still deadlocked, midfielder Alan ‘Wonder’ Wall stepped up to unleash a rocket of a free-kick to the roof of the net.

The superb goal was only bettered by his celebration, tossing away his crutches for a Robbie Keane-style backflip.

In his match report, team manager Christy McElligott described the goal as “a thunderbolt of a strike in to the top corner with a great dummy from Neil Hoey”.

It was an important goal, too; one which ensured a draw against Poland, while another draw against the Ukraine and 5-3 win over Germany gave the Irish team second place.

You can check out more of the goals from this weekend on the Irish Amputee Football Association’s Facebook page and find out more about the team here.

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