Defence Forces Soccer defeat Italian Army 3-0
Irish Defence Forces 3 - Italian Army 0
In a fantastic victory the Defence Forces soccer team overcame a strong Italian Army team today at Home Farm FC. This historic 3-0 victory means the Defence Forces soccer team qualify for the first time for the World Military Games Finals to be held in India in October 2007.
Ireland led 2-0 at half time with goals from Philip Gorman and Thomas Hughes and another shot hitting the crossbar. The third goal came from Alan Corboy in the second half for the Irish to seal a great victory. The Italians had three shots on goal throughout the match and were surprised to have lost as they were considered the favourites for the European slot for the World Military Games.
This is the first time the Defence Forces soccer team entered the competition and are delighted to qualify for the Councel Internationale du Sport Military (CISM) World Military Games. 127 nations are members of this sporting alliance and compete in a vast array of sports.
Soccer was one of the first sports to be played in CISM competition since its foundation in 1948.
Ireland 3 - Wales 0
Not only is Wales deprived of being able to field its own team in the Cricket World Cup and the Olympic Games, as Ireland is, it appears that we are excluded from another world stage by not having our own Defence Forces.