Training on this week Wednesday
Training on this week Wednesday
Clontarf SC would like to wish Jack Cassidy a happy 90th Birthday. Jack was a member of Clontarf SC in the 1940-50’s. Jack won the Liffey Swim in 1945 and won the Harbour Swim in 1950 and 1952. Jack also was an Irish International Waterpolo player and a member of Clontarf’s Senior Cup winning team in the 40s. On behalf of Clontarf SC, all our members and I am sure from the wider waterpolo community in Ireland, happy 90th birthday to a legend of Clontarf SC Jack Cassidy.
This weekend on the 21st and 22nd of January Clontarf will host our annual tournament for players born in 2004 or after in Guinness Pool, Dublin. We have held this Tournament since 2012. We have 17 teams entered this year so it will be an action packed weekend with 4 trophies up for grabs. We have teams from all over Ireland and Sheffield visiting from England. Tournament schedule is 9am-11am then 4pm-9pm Saturday, 10am-7pm on Sunday. Come along and support all the teams. Sheffield won the premier final last year on penalties in a trilling match against Clontarf. With Guinness winning the Plate 1 Cup and North Dublin winning the Plate 2 Cup. This year we will have a Plate 3 Cup. Looking forward to a great weekend. Keep posted for updates and results during the weekend on our facebook page Clontarf Waterpolo Club.
Guinness Pool is Closed this weekend 17th and 18th December. No matches or training this weekend. Men’s Senior Training resumes on 4th Jan, NAC 6th Jan and Sunday in Guinness 8th Jan. Leinster Matches resume on the 7th Jan. Happy Christmas and New Year to everyone see you in January.
Waterpolo training starts again this Friday night 9th September, 9.15-10.15pm in the NAC
Also the U16 National Leagues Start back this Sunday 11th of September, schedule as follows for the Clontarf Boys and Girls Teams, Coaches will contact players.
Well done to all Swimmers in the 86th Dun Laoghaire Harbour Swim yesterday 21st of August. With Clontarf just missing out on team prize with Dario Fernandez coming in 4th, and then in 6th place a fantastic swim by Brian Nolan with the fastest time of the day in the Men’s race. Pierre Tracey followed home in 16th Place for his first Harbour Swim, followed by Sean Nolan, Martin Reddington, Jorn Langhave, Jim Tracey and Colm Walsh all finishing in the top 100. Congratulations to the winners Josh Reilly from Sandycove in the Men’s race and Yvon McCarthy of Eastern Bay in the Women’s race. North Dublin also had a great swim winning team prize in the Men’s race with Bernard Sweeney 2nd and Gerry Wilkes finishing just behind Brian Nolan in 7th with the second fastest time of the day. Aer Lingus Masters took home the Women’s team prize. Also well done to Ciara Doran for fastest time in the Women’s race. Next Friday 26th August is the Clontarf Swim at the Bull Wall, Men’s Race 6.45pm and Women’s race 7.15pm, presentations in the Pebble Beach, Clontarf.
Best of luck to our Swimmers in the Dun-Laoghaire Harbour Swim this afternoon 21st August, men’s race starts at 2.30pm, before the race some of our junior swimmers will take part in a Children’s fun race at 1.30.
From Leinster Open Sea – The Clontarf SC open sea race that was due to take place on Saturday 20th August – RACE NOW CANCELLED.
Well done to Colm Walsh from Clontarf for his second place finish in the Siobhan McKenna Cup held today 14th August 2016 at Killiney Beach. The Men’s race was won by Mick Mongey from St. Vincents and the Womens race was won by Siobhan O’Brien from NAC, congratulations to both winners. In the Men’s race Clontarf took home team prize with Colm Walsh, Jim Tracey, Alberto Placencia and Brian Nolan. Thanks to Half Moon for holding this great race and to the race sponsor former Irish Olympic Swimmer Donnacha O’Dea, son of Siobhan McKenna.
On Saturday night North Dublin held the Jim Kavanagh and Plunket McAllister Cup, the Men’s race was won by Stephen O’Brien from North Dublin and the Women’s race was won by Catherine Leavy from Aer Lingus Master whose daughters play for Clontarf in Waterpolo, congratulations. Also well done to our young Swimmer 13 year old Philippe Tracey for finishing his first Open Sea Race Saturday night.
Finally to finish off a great weekend of Open Sea Swimming a big congratulation from Clontarf SC to Rachel Lee on swimming the English Channel in a fastest Irish Time of 9 hrs 40 min (to be ratified).
Next weekend on Saturday 20th August Clontarf hosts the Bobby Nolan Trophy at the Bull Wall, Men’s race starting at 1pm, Women’s race at 2pm, please come along and support. Then and on Sunday it’s the Dún Laoghaire Harbour Race.