Ireland U15 Girls Impress at ASA Inter-Regionals

Ireland’s U15 girls Water Polo team recently attended the ASA Inter-Regional Championships 2014. Hosted by the West Midland Region from 18-19 January at Walsall Gala Baths, ten teams in total entered the competition with Team Ireland made up of 13 players from across the country.

The girls had a bumpy start losing to the Southwest team 7-2 with Irish goals coming from St Vincent’s Aoife Hennessy and Clontarf’s  Niamh O’Meara. However, the girls picked themselves up and saw off Scotland in the next game with a convincing 12-1 victory, goals coming from Ciara Pagden(1), Grace Dill (2), Meadbh Hannon (3), Ellen Casserly (3), Aoife Hennessy(1) and captain O’Meara (2). Ireland finished off the day continuing their winning streak with a win over East Midlands. They fought out a 7-4 victory, with Sadhbh Kindlon from St Vincent’s adding her name to the list of previous scorers. 

Unfortunately, day two did not start as day one ended as Ireland came up against an aptly named Northwest Lightning losing 4-7, with goals from Dill and Pagden and O’Meara.

Finishing 3rd in their group, the next challenge for Ireland was team East for the 5th-8th place playoffs, whom they saw off with a 5-1 win, Meadbh Hannon adding 2 more goals to her tally. Ireland dug deep at the end of a tough weekend and secured a victory over the Southeast in their final game, by the narrowest of margins, to finish 5th overall.

A very successful weekend all round with Meadbh Hannon of Tribes named Irish MVP. Well Done girls.

Ireland U15 Water Polo Team

Grace Kavanagh                                Tribes
Ciara Pagden                                     Tribes
Ciara Shaughnessy                            Tribes
Ellen Casserly                                    Tribes
Grace Dill                                           Tribes
Meadbh Hannon                               Tribes
Robyn Commons                               Tribes
Caoimhe Gradwell                             Drogheda  S C
Sasha Kirk                                          Donegall Diamonds
Aoife Hennessy                                 St Vincents S C
Sadhbh Kindlon                                 St Vincents S C
Niamh O’Meara  ( C )                        Clontarf S C
Csegne Deak                                      Clontarf S C

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