Irish Junior Men’s trip to Warsaw this weekend

Wishing the Irish Junior Men’s team the best of luck in Warsaw this weekend coming.  Also we would like to wish Decky McKerr all the best on his first international appointment.  The team selected is : Joseph McNamara, Conor Smyth, Jack Keogh, Keelan Ward (all Corrib), David O’Donnell, Jack Reilly, Tiernan Colvin, Conor Bridgeman (all St. Vincents), Stephen Harris, Conor Merriman (both Half Moon), Gareth Mann (Grads), Garrett Johnston, Sean McConvey (both Clonard).  Coach – Brian O’Dwyer, Asst Coach – Denver Kirk, Manager – Joe Smyth

Congratulations to St Vincents Ladies who won the Knock Out Cup today and also to Guinness who won the Bro Philip Cup, beating St Vincents in extra time by 1 goal.

Clonard’s U/19 Irish Cup Winning Team – press release and photos


Small changes to Bro Philip and Ladies KO Cups this weekend

Due to the late withdrawl of Clontarf the draw/times are now as follows :

25/11/2011 2000 NAC St Vincents Glenalbyn Ken Tucker Patricio Masip
26/11/2011 1200 NAC Cathal Brugha St Vincents Steve O’Brien Keith O’Connor
26/11/2011 1300 NAC Sandycove UCC Conor Sheridan Ian Hanrahan
26/11/2011 1400 NAC Half Moon Guinness Steve O’Brien Ken Tucker
26/11/2011 1500 NAC St Vincents/Glenalbyn Cathal Brugha Karl Wilkes Keith O’Connor
26/11/2011 1600 NAC Donegall Diamonds Half Moon Decky McKerr Brian O’Dwyer
26/11/2011 1700 NAC Cathal Brugha/ St Vincents Sandycove/UCC Karl Wilkes Keith O’Connor
26/11/2011 1800 NAC Half Moon/Guinness North Dublin Conor Sheridan Decky McKerr
27/11/2011 1030 NAC Winner Ladies S/F 1 Winner Ladies S/F 2 TBC TBC
27/11/2011 1145 NAC Winner Mens S/F 1 Winner Mens S/F 2 TBC TBC

U/19 Irish Cup MVPs

Congratulations to Lisa Kelly from St Vincents and Ciaran McKeever from Clonard who won the MVPs at the U/19 Irish Cup this weekend in the UL Arena.  Well done to you both.

U/19 Irish Cup Winners 2011

A huge congratulations to the St Vincents Ladies who won a very tense and close final against Glenalbyn.  The final score was 7-6.

Also a massive congratulations to the Clonard Mens team who beat St Vincents in the final by 9 goals to 6.

Ulster Mini Polo Kicks Off

The Belfast City Council/Cathal Brugha mini water polo promotion got off to flying start when more than eighty children took part in the opening series of games at Andersonstown Leisure Centre last night.
Watched by a big crowd the children were excellent as were the adults who helped the event run extremely smoothly.
For the record the results were
Piranhas 4 Squids 5
Pirates   4 Jets      2
Sharks 3  Dolphins 1
Some of next weeks tournament will be played in the shallow end of the main pool to provide for easier
viewing forspectators
For more information and pictures check the Brugha web site

New initiative in Ulster to promote water polo for children

The Cathal Brugha club and Belfast City Council have entered into a new agreement to promote and develop water polo for children of primary school age
Starting next Tuesday(15thNov at 6-45.) in the learner pool at Andersonstown Leisure Centre six teams will compete for the newly presented Gerry O’Neill Cup.Three games will be played at each session using purpose built mini goalposts and special green coloured size 3 balls.
Rules to suit the venue and skill levels of the children will be of the common sense variety for what promises to be a fun and learning experience.
The clubs are entering into the spirit of the occasion by giving distinctive names to their teams with the Pirates,Sharks,Dolphins,Jets,Pirhanas and Squids all taking part in the five week long competition.The cup and participation certificates will be presented at a mini pre Christmas party after the fnal session on10th Dec.
In the New Year and leading up to Easter similar events will be tried at the pools in Falls and Grove with the Cup moving around each venue.
Gerry O’Neill who was surprised and flattered to learn that he was being honoured in this way described the initiative as “A tremedous boost for the sport at ground level and one that will have long term benefits”

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