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Girls 2001 Irish Team Selection

Congratulations to Robyn Joyce from Clontarf SC on her selection for the Irish U15 team travelling to the UK at the end of this month. Well done Robyn!

U15 Irish Cup – Clontarf Boys 3rd Place

Clontarf U15 Boys team took part in the Irish U15 Cup this weekend, a strong performance on Saturday with wins against Drogheda and North Dublin gained them a place in the semi final against Corrib. This was a hard fought match with Corrib winning 12-5. Clontarf boys then had a third place playoff with St. Vincent’s. Saint Vincent’s started off strong getting a 2 goal lead going into the second quarter. Clontarf responded and levelled the score to 2-2, the match then went to 3-3, leading to an exciting fourth quarter, Clontarf took a 2 goal lead, St. Vincent’s came within 1 goal with two minutes left and Clontarf quickly responded again getting back the two goal lead. Eventually the score finished 6-4, with a great display of Waterpolo for both Leinster Clubs. The boys final was contested between Corrib and Clonard with the final score as 4-4 and Clonard winning on penalties. The girls final was between Tribes and St. Vincent’s, with St Vincent’s winning by 1 goal.  Donegal Diamonds won against North Dublin in the Girls third place play off, Well done to all teams over the weekend, a great tournament. Thanks from Clontarf, we will be back next year.

Clontarf SC AGM

The Annual General Meeting for Clontarf Swimming and Waterpolo Club will take place at Clontarf GAA Club on Thursday the 28th of April starting at 8pm sharp.

Date for your Diary Clontarf Family Day

Same as the last few years we will be holding our family fun day event in Clontarf GAA Club on Saturday 25th June at 5pm. The afternoon will start as always with the annual Junior Boys, Junior Girls and Senior Sea Races. We will meet at the shelters at the Bull Wall at 3pm. Presentations will be held after the sea swims in Clontarf GAA Club. More details closer to the date.

Training Sessions for remainder of Season

This Wednesday the 20th April and this Sunday 24th of April will be the last Waterpolo training sessions in Guinness Swimming Pool for this season. This is due to maintenance work being carried out on the pool between May and June. There will also be No training in the NAC this Friday 22nd of April due to the Irish Senior Cup. This will be a great event starting on Thursday until Saturday so if you near the NAC it will be worth watching a few matches. Training will be held in the NAC on 29th April and 6th May, this will be the final sessions of this season.

Clontarf Win the U13 Irish Waterpolo Cup 2016

Clontarf Waterpolo Club won the U13 Irish Cup last weekend. The tournament started on Saturday 16th April with 18 teams involved for 2 days of action packed waterpolo. Clontarf entered two teams into the competition, Clontarf United were in a group with a strong North Dublin team and Tribes Claddagh. North Dublin won both their games and Clontarf United won against Tribes Claddagh in a very tight game winning 2 goals to 1. In the other group the other Clontarf team were up against Grads and Claremorris winning both games. The two teams progressed to the second group stages on Sunday, the Clontarf United team had two games against St. Vincents and Kells loosing both games. This knocked them out of the competition but for the majority of the players in the United team this was their first time in a Cup competition and they had a great time over the two days. Meanwhile our other team progressed steadily through the second group stage winning against Tribes and Guinness to gain a place in the Semi Final against Clonard. Clontarf won against Clonard who got to into the semi final after a tense penalty shoot out against Drogheda. In the other Semi Final Corrib A won against St. Vincent’s. The final was set, Corrib v Clontarf, the game started off with Clontarf scoring first and stretching out a 2 goal lead before Corrib responded to make it 2-1, then Clontarf scored another 2 before half time. In the third quarter Clontarf stretched out a lead eventually winning the game 10-4. Thanks to Corrib for a great match and the crowd were well entertained. A special thanks to all the supporters who came over to the NAC to support the teams. Thanks to Swim Ireland for hosting the competitions over the two days with over 180 children from 6 to 13 playing. Also thanks to the tournament director, the referees, the bench duty staff and the NAC staff for a well run event. We will be back next year to hopefully make it three in a row.

Clontarf Welcomes Jersey

Clontarf will play a mixed Senior team from Jersey on Sunday 3rd April at 2pm after the Junior Training in Guinness Swimming Pool.

Clontarf Tournament 23rd/24th Jan 2016 Results

This weekend Clontarf Waterpolo Club held it’s annual Junior Waterpolo Tournament for players born 2003 and after. The atmosphere at the Guinness swimming pool was fantastic with over 160 players from all over Ireland and a visiting team from England, Sheffield. The Final was very exciting, with Sheffield bringing the trophy over the water as winners in the premier section for the first time in three years, congratulations and well done. It was a very trilling final which went to penalties, it finished 4-4 at full time against the Clontarf United team. This was the second time in the day that Sheffield faced penalties as Corrib A lost out for a place in the final, who eventually came 3rd winning out against Clonard who finished 4th. In the Plate 1 section Guinness went home with the trophy, winning against Drogheda, then in the Plate 2 final North Dublin won out against St. Vincent’s in a tight final with the score finishing 4-3 to North Dublin. Congratulations to all the teams and all the players in the tournament ranging from 7-12 years of age. Over the weekend we played 33 games, 452 minutes of waterpolo, the players scored 276 goals, the keepers probably saved as many. The standard had improved this year, the final and semi final showed this both going to penalties, also the group games were tight, with two decided on by goal difference, so the level between the teams this year did narrow, well done to all the players and coaches. Clontarf would like to thank all the teams who participated and to everyone who helped to arrange and support the tournament. See everyone next year, tournament results below.

1 Sheffield – Premier Cup Winner
2 Clontarf United – Premier Cup Runner Up
3 Corrib A – 3rd Place
4 Clonard – 4th Place
5 Guinness – Plate 1 Cup Winner
6 Drogheda – Plate 1 Cup Runner Up
7 Donegall – 7th Place
8 Kells – 8th Place
9 North Dublin – Plate 2 Cup Winner
10 St. Vincent’s – Plate 2 Cup Runner Up
11 Corrib B – 11th Place
12 Clontarf Celtic – 12th Place
13 Tribes A – 13th Place
14 Tribes B – 14th Place

Clontarf Development Tournament 23rd/24th Jan 2016

This weekend Clontarf Waterpolo Club are hosting our annual Junior Waterpolo Tournament for Players born 2003 and after. We have 14 teams entered this year and are hosting 33 matches over the two days. Teams are coming from all over Ireland and also we have a visiting team from Sheffield. The Tournament is in Guinness Swimming Pool starting on Saturday at 4pm until 9pm then on Sunday from 10am until it finishes around 5-6pm. Come along and support, teams entered this year are Clontarf, Corrib, Sheffield, Kells, Donegall Diamonds, Tribes, Drogheda, Clonard, North Dublin, St. Vincent’s and Guinness. Best of luck to all teams.