Some changes to this weekend’s matches (4/5 Feb)

The NAC have had to make some changes to pool times and availability this weekend.  I have had to change times around slightly and move the Irish Junior match v Trinity on Sun over to the Trinity College pool at 12 noon.  The Irish Junior v Glenalbyn match will be played at a later date.  Sorry for any inconvenience but I was only informed today.  Cara4th5thFEBchanges


U/16 Irish Cups

Congratulations to the St Vincents Girls team who won the U/16 Irish Cup in Lisburn yesterday beating a spirited Donegall Diamonds team in the final.  Well done!

Also big congrats to Corrib who are this year’s Boys U/16 Irish Cup winners, beating St Vincents in a thrilling final by one goal to nil.  Congratulations!

Updated NL schedule as at 23 Jan


Clonard’s 90th birthday celebrations – 28th January – Belfast City Hall

One of Ireland’s oldest and most successful swimming and water polo clubs are having a belated 90th birthday party in the opulent surroundings of Belfast City Hall on Saturday 28th January.
Founded in 1921 the Clonard club has enjoyed unequalled success including a record twenty-nine Irish senior cups in water polo along with multiple titles in Ulster and Irish swimming.They have also competed in Europe and in the 1960’s won the British Isles club championship.
Among a multitude of swimmimg champions two in particular stand out.Paddy McClure won the Irish 110 yards freestyle title seven times while Jim Hurson at various times was the holder of every Irish freestyle title from 200 to 1500 metres.
Billy Broderick,Pat Convery and Paddy McClure all represented Ireland at the 1924 and 1928 Olympics.
Numerous swimming relay titles were won by teams manned almost exclusively by water polo players.In the 1960’sthey were virtually unbeatable in the Blue Riband event of relay racing the 4×200 freestyle.Aidan McCorry,Barney McGrogan,Gary Murray,Kevin Armstrong,Charlie and Jim Hurson forrmed the backbone of rhese teams.
There has been a little bit of a slump in recent times but notice was given that they are well on the road to recovery when they won the Irish Junior Cup (under 19) just two months ago and are among the fancied teams for the Irish U.16 Cup which is being played at Laganvalley Leisureplex in Lisburn 20/22 Jan.
There has been a huge response from far and wide for tickets but there are still some places left.Contact can be made via the website

U/16 Cup Schedule – 20, 21 & 22 Jan – Lisburn

Friday 20th Jan
18:00 Cathal Brugha Clonard (A)
18:45 Cathal Brugha Donegall.D (GIRLS)
19:30 Grads Sandycove (B)
20:15 St Vincents Tribes (GIRLS)
21:00 Cathal Brugha Clonard (MNLD1)
Saturday 21st Jan
09:00 Cathal Brugha Corrib (A)
09:45 Setanta St Vincents (D)
10:30 Drogheda Clontarf (C)
11:15 Cathal Brugha Tribes (GIRLS)
12:00 Donegall.D St   Vincents (GIRLS)
12:45 Clonard Corrib (A)
13:30 Winner Group B Runner-Up   Group C (QF, NO.2,   Boys)
14:15 Winner Group C Runner-Up   Group B (QF NO.3,   Boys)
15:00 Cathal Brugha St Vincents (GIRLS)
15:45 Donegal Tribes (GIRLS)
16:30 Winner Group D Runner-Up   Group A (QF, NO.4,   Boys)
17:15 Winner Group A Runner-Up   Group D (QF, NO.1,   Boys)
Sunday 22nd Jan
10:00 Winner Q.F NO.1 Winner Q.F   NO.2 (SF N0.1,   Boys)
11:00 Winner Q.F NO.3 Winner Q.F   NO.4 (SF N0.2,   Boys)
13:00 Irish Mens Training (End of 2nd Semi until 14:30)
14:30 U16 All – Ireland Girls Final
16:00 U16 All – Ireland Boys Final