Ellan Vannin qualify for ConIFA World Cup

Ellan Vannin
The Manx team will now travel to Hungary for the CONIFA European Football Cup

Ellan Vannin have booked their place in next year's ConIFA World Cup after winning the Niamh's Challenge Cup at the Bowl in Douglas.

Goals from Ciaran McNulty, Sam Caine and Conor Doyle helped the Isle of Man side to a 3-1 victory in the final over Felvidek of Hungary.

A team spokesman said it was a "golden chance which they took".

Last year, Ellan Vannin finished second at the inaugural World Cup for nations and regions outside FIFA.

A team spokesman said it had been a "tough test" and "ideal preparation" for the forthcoming ConIFA European Football Cup in Hungary.

Ellan Vannin
The Manx team scored three goals to clinch the trophy at the Bowl in Douglas
Niamh's Challenge Cup
Teams from India and the Channel Island of Alderney also competed in the competition.
Niamh's Challenge Cup
The Manx team were given odds of 250-1 to win last year's tournament in Sweden