Cathal Brugha Girls & Corrib Boys Claim Irish U15 Cups
Cathal Brugha and Diamonds U15 Water Polo teams (pictured) together after the Irish U15 Cup Final, in Galway.
The photo records the first time ever that two Ulster sides contested the final and Cathal Brugha were the first ever Ulster winners of the Championship.
Cathal Brugha Girls came out victorious in Leisureland, Galway with a Final score of 11-6.
Corrib WPC won the Boy's Irish U15 Cup beating Clontarf SC 9 – 8.
Corrib Victorious in U13 Cup
May saw the final National Cup of the year going to Corrib WPC. The U/13 Mixed Cup took place in the NAC, Dublin on the 19th & 20th May with Corrib WPC beating Cathal Brugha in the final.
Irish Senior Ladies & Men Compete in EU Nations
On the 24th May the Irish Senior Ladies team travelled to the Women's EU Nations Tournament in Brno, Czech Republic. The team lined out as follows:
Hannah Taylor, Fiona Fenton, Carmel Heery, Rachel Murphy, Mairead Baker, Niamh Bergin, Sasha Kirk, Sam Brown, Christine Farrelly, Sinead McArdle, Laura Murphy (Captain), Sally McCarthy, Maeve O'Connor (Vice Captain)
Coach: Tadhg Murphy Team Manager: Michelle Gaffney
May 30, 2018
The first match of the tournament saw Ireland take on Belgium in a close match finishing in a 15-15 draw. Our ladies then went on to play Wales where they won 13-4 with our very own Mairead Baker claimed MVP in that match. There was no stopping the team as they then went on to claim victory, 8-7 against South Africa and another MVP award, this time for Laura Murphy.
Ireland topped Group A with their wins over South Africa and Wales and a draw versus Belgium to make the semi-final where they lost out to Switzerland, eventually finishing in 4th place overall.
The National Senior Men’s Team travelled to Prague, Czech Republic on the 18th May for the annual EU Nations Tournament. The team lined out as follows:
Eoin Doyle, Max Connolly, Matt Hanna, Adrian Hanna, Stio McMahon, Johnny Donnelly (Captain), Stevie Nolan, Eoin Bridgeman, Eoin Nolan, Adam Caulfield, Mark Moran, Kevin Thornton , Ciaran Walshe
Coach: Goran Sablic Team Manager: Eamon Caulfield PT: Cara Mulcahy
With losses to Belgium and Singapore in their opening games, Ireland bounced back in game three to claim a 14 – 6 victory against Wales. Having picked up the pace Ireland then went on to play South Africa where a last minute goal saw SA take an 11-10 victory.
The final match of the tournament, against the Czech Republic, sawour boys in green losing 9-12 after another tough game.
National Team selections have been made for the upcoming U15 ASA Tournaments in the UK.
May 30, 2018
Congratulations to the following players who have been selected for the Irish Boys U15 team to play in the ASA tournament in the Liverpool Aquatics Centre, 30th June -1st July 2018.
Hugh Murphy (GK), Clonard WPC, Jake Bowden, Clonard WPC, Caolan Crosbie, Clonard WPC, Eoin Donnelly, Cathal Brugha WPC, Milo Kenny, North Dublin, Fearghal Creagh, Cú Chulainn WPC, Rhys Commons, Corrib WPC, Mark O'Connor, Corrib WPC, Alex Naughton, Corrib WPC, Philippe Tracey, Clontarf SC, Ethan Hauer, Clontarf SC, Bill Costello, Clontarf SC, Mathew Linehan (GK), North Dublin
Congratulations to the following players who have been selected for the Irish Girls U15 team to play in the ASA tournament in Millfield School Somerset, 6th – 8th July 2018.
Scarlett Hewitt, Diamonds WPC, Katie Hynes, St Vincents WPC, Ellen Loane, Diamonds WPC, Maria McGuigan, Cathal Brugha WPC, Meabh McGurk, Diamonds WPC, Siún McGurk, Cathal Brugha WPC, Ciara McKee (GK), Cathal Brugha WPC, Rebecca McMullan, St Vincents WPC, Cara O’Kane, Cathal Brugha WPC, Eva Ramsey, Cathal Brugha WPC, Iris Reddington, Clontarf SC, Oliwia Smialek, Tribes WPC, Roisin Wearen, North Dublin.