Irwin on the Mark as Irish Garda team qualify for Euro championships

Sligo’s Mark Irwin scored a crucial goal as the Irish Garda team beat their counterparts from Norway 4-1 today to book their place at the European Police Championships in Prague this summer.

The Ballymote Celtic striker played 85 minutes and netted the second goal in Oslo with a powerful header as the game was in the balance at 1-1 midway through the second half.


Irwin is the first Garda from Sligo to be included in the men’s national representative side.

The squad is managed by former Bohemians, UCD and current Athlone Town coach Aaron Callaghan.