Members Update – February 2022

Hello All,
We hope you are all keeping well – here’s some club news and information on a great Swim Ireland raffle that we are asking for you to support.      
  • Irish U17 Cup – Our Boys & Girls team competed in the U17 Cup in Belfast in January. Both teams played very well and made it out of their respective groups to Semi-Final stage.  Well done to our Girls team, who were runners-up in the final, taking home the silver medal, and to our Boys team, who finished in bronze medal position. Great experience & fun was had by both teams.  Thank you to our coaches, assistant coaches, and Team Managers and to all the parents who supported the teams over the weekend.    
  • Irish U13 Cup – Best of luck to our junior boys who will play in the U13 Cup on the weekend of 12th February in Galway. This will be the first tournament for many of the team, we hope you all enjoy it and have great fun together! Thanks to Mick Kelly, Coach and Siobhan Egan, Team Manager.
Irish Squad Selection:
  • Well done to our Ladies and Men players who have been selected to represent Ireland in the European Championship Qualifiers:
  • Senior Ladies selected to play in a tournament in Romania – Laura Murphy, Sinead McArdle, Lisa Kelly, Aoife Hennessy, Clíona Colvin, Katie Hynes
  • Senior Men selected to play in a tournament in Malta – Eoin Bridgeman, Cillian Colvin, Shane O’Brien, Matthew Hynes
Swim Ireland Clubs Draw:
  • Our club is run voluntarily, with member fees and fundraising covering the cost of running the club. Swim Ireland recently launched a fundraising initiative to support all clubs, there are some great prizes up for grabs. Tickets cost €5, and for every ticket sold, our club receives €4 to contribute towards the club’s running.  The draw takes place on 31st March
           How to Buy Tickets and support your club:
            1) Click on the link below:
            2) Register to enter the draw.  Registration is very quick, you just need to enter your name and email or mobile number
            3) Select your club –  St Vincent’s Water Polo!
            4) Select the number of tickets you want to buy.
As an added incentive to supporting your club, for all those competitive people out there (you know who you are!!),  you can see how many tickets are remaining for all clubs….so let’s win this and get all Vincent’s tickets sold!!  The details to enter the raffle are also on our website and social media.
Thanks in advance for your support.
Yours in Sport
St Vincent’s Water Polo Club Committee

Member Update – November 2021

Good evening All,
We hope you are all keeping well and have been enjoying the return of competitive matches and tournaments over the past couple of months.  The club has had a busy few weeks, and we’ll take the opportunity to update you on some of the key items here.
  • We have launched our Christmas Raffle which is in support of Temple Street Children’s Hospital and an important club fundraising initiative. There are lots of great prizes to be won.  Tickets are priced from as little as €5 or our value pack of 25 tickets for €50!   The draw will be held on 11th December in Na Fianna GAA Club, Glasnevin. Please support the club by purchasing some tickets – whatever is affordable for you.
         You receive a receipt instantly to your email address and your tickets will be issued a few days before the raffle. Here is the link:
  • Our Club AGM was held on the 2nd November – thanks to those who attended.  We would like to thank outgoing committee member Shane O’Brien.  Shane who is on our Senior Men’s Team made a valuable contribution to the club during his time on the committee.  We would like to welcome our newest committee member, Senior Ladies Team player Laura Murphy. Laura has taken over responsibility for our Club Social Media. 
  • Competitions:
  • U15 Irish Cup: 29th – 31st October, Galway.  This was the first tournament held since January 2020 so it was super exciting for our junior Girls & Boys team, coaches and supporters! It was a great weekend of Water Polo, and both of our teams did really well.  Girls played a tough semi-final match losing out to Conard 6-4. They finished the competition in Bronze medal position. Our Boys team made the Final and played a strong Corrib A Team, final score of 6-1 finishing in Silver Medal position. Thanks to our coaches – Louise Hennessy, Eoin Bridgeman and Mick Kelly and all of our supporters who traveled to cheer on our teams.
  • U19 Irish Cup: 13th – 14th November, Limerick. Both our Ladies and Men’s Team had a great tournament with great Water Polo played.  Both teams made their respective finals.  Our Ladies played Donegal in a very tough match but came out in Gold Medal position final score of 10-9!  Men’s team played North Dublin in what can only be described as nail biting, final score 5-4 with St Vincent’s taking home the Gold medals! Thanks to our coaches – Steve O’Brien, Louise Hennessy and Juan San Emeterio Iglesias, Steve Harris and to all our supporters.
  • Next up is the Senior Irish Cup: 3rd – 5th December, Galway.  Best of luck to our Ladies Senior Team and coaches Steve O’Brien & Louise Hennessy and our Men’s Senior Team and coaches Juan San Emeterio Iglesias & Mick Kelly.
  • COVID19 Protocols: We have agreed with NAC for spectators to attend club training sessions – this is on several conditions:  A club volunteer must check Covid19 Vaccine Certs and Photo ID on entry to the NAC and will issue a wristband confirming the checks have been completed and are in order. We commenced this on Friday, 26 November. The Covid Officer/Person on Duty will complete these checks. Lastly, Swim Ireland reminded all members of the importance of adhering to Covid19 Protocols given the prevalence of the virus in our communities.  Your ongoing support is critically important so that we can continue to train and compete in as safe an environment as possible.
Thanks to all our members & supporters.   
Yours in sport, 
St Vincent’s Water Polo Club Committee

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Update from our Chairman

Update from Club Chairman

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