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Tuesday 26 Apr 2022
Northern Ireland CP Squad Meet the Players: Oisin McGurk

In the run-up to the CP Football World Cup finals in Spain next month we are highlighting the players who will be competing for Northern Ireland at the International Federation of CP Football (IFCPF) tournament.

Name: Oisin McGurk.

Age: 18. 

Town: Maghera, Co Londonderry.

How long have you been playing football? 10 years. 

Which club do you play for? Coina Rovers, who are based in Maghera. They were only formed last year.

Position: I usually operate on the left hand side of midfield.

Any previous clubs? No.

Favourite team? Arsenal.

Favourite player? Former Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere.

Best goal you have scored? It was against a Republic of Ireland development squad in a tournament in Dublin. 

Do you like any other sports? GAA.

Best team you have played against? Scotland.

Best pitch you’ve played on? It was a pitch in Barcelona used for a development tournament. It was my first senior tournament.

Best stadium you have visited? Emirates Stadium in London.

Most difficult opponent? Jordan Walker, the captain of Northern Ireland. 

The CP World Cup finals are due to kick off in Salou on 1 May and will run until 16 May. Northern Ireland are currently ranked 20th in the world in the seven-a-side Cerebral Palsy game. It will be Northern Ireland’s third appearance at the IFCPF tournament. They finished in 14th place in England in 2015 and 11th in Argentina in 2017.