Hidden Hearing Proudly Sponsor the Republic of Ireland Deaf Women’s Futsal Team

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Noel Cullen

Noel Cullen

Senior Hearing Aid Audiologist at Hidden Hearing
Noel Cullen has been the Senior Hearing Aid Audiologist in Abbey Street for 21 years. During this time Noel has cared for and successfully helped thousands of people with mild, moderate and profound hearing problems. Noel also has experience helping those with tinnitus, vertigo and others with medical related hearing loss.As a fully qualified fellowship member of both the British and the Irish Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists, he has years of advanced training both locally and nationally.

His knowledge in communication disorders has helped a wide range of patients, including both adults and children with hearing loss. He provides screenings, hearing tests, aural rehabilitation and has an extensive knowledge of both conventional and digital hearing instruments.

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Hidden Hearing are the main sponsors of the Irish Women’s Futsal team throughout the European Championships. The team have been training hard in recent weeks for the tournament, after qualifying in January of this year. They will be based in Tampere, Finland for the duration of the Championships. Hidden Hearing  managing director Stephen Leddy (pictured below) went to meet the squad and wish them the very best of luck before they began the journey.

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What is futsal?

Futsal was established for ladies in Ireland in 2006 and for men the following year. According to Deaf Sports Ireland [1], it is the newest and fastest growing sport for those who are deaf and hard of hearing. Players have the chance to compete at both regional and international level. Futsal is a modified form of soccer played on a hard court, smaller than a football pitch, and mainly indoors. It is played with 5 players on each side, one of whom is the goalkeeper, and there is no limit on substitutions.

Results so far

The team began the championship on December 7th last against Spain, losing 5-2 after a tight and entertaining game. Next up was a strong German side on the 8th, resulting in an 8-5 loss; but the team did not lose their fighting spirit! The Irish ladies came out on top against Norway the following day, with an impressive score line of 6-1.

This result means that the Republic of Ireland have now qualified for both the quarter finals against England and the World Cup Finals in November 2019. But this was not their only success; the squad also made history as Aisling Hanly became the youngest player to have scored at the European Championships [2] aged just 14.

Keep up to date

The quarter-final against England will be played on Tuesday at 10:30am Irish time. Take a look at @deafsportsireland on Facebook to keep up to date with the teams progress.

Republic of Ireland Squad: Denise Doran, Kirsten Kelly, Emma O’Higgins, Emma Barrow, Laura Clarke (c), Catherine Grier, Rebekah Grant, Sabrina Hanley, Shauna Hamilton, Helen Ward, Beth Kelly, Jade Grant

[1] http://deafsportsireland.com/

[1] Irish Deaf Women’s Futsal Team 2017 on Facebook

 

 

 

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Noel Cullen

About Noel Cullen

Noel Cullen has been the Senior Hearing Aid Audiologist in Abbey Street for 21 years. During this time Noel has cared for and successfully helped thousands of people with mild, moderate and profound hearing problems. Noel also has experience helping those with tinnitus, vertigo and others with medical related hearing loss. As a fully qualified fellowship member of both the British and the Irish Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists, he has years of advanced training both locally and nationally. His knowledge in communication disorders has helped a wide range of patients, including both adults and children with hearing loss. He provides screenings, hearing tests, aural rehabilitation and has an extensive knowledge of both conventional and digital hearing instruments. Find Out More About Noel

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